Sia Furler has scored herself a hat-trick at this year’s APRA Music Awards, picking up the Songwriter of the Year award for the third time. Intent on keeping up her ‘I won’t appear in public gimmick’, Sia enlisted the help of emo-pop poster boy Pete Wentz.
In her acceptance speech via the Fall Out Boy bassist Sia said “Thank you. I never knew that I would write such an epic song about chandeliers. And I actually the song’s not about chandeliers, it has a deeper message than that. But, when I listen to it, I just can’t imagine that my voice can go higher, and then it does — in the chourus.” She also took home Song of the Year for her mega smash hit Chandelier.
The full list of winners are listed below.
Song of the Year: Chandelier – Sia (Writers: Sia Furler/Jesse Shatkin)
Songwriter of the Year: Sia
Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year: 5 Seconds of Summer
Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music: Fifa Riccobono
Most Played Australian Work: Geronimo – Sheppard (Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard)
Blues & Roots Work of the Year: Heart Beats Slow – Angus & Julia Stone
Country Work of the Year: Give Her the World – Adam Eckersley Band (Writers: Adam Eckersley, Danelle Leverett, Jason Reeves)
Dance Work of the Year: Swing (Joel Fletcher Remix) – Joel Fletcher feat. Savage (Writers: Joel Fletcher Allan, Demetrius Savelio, Nathan Holmes, Aaron Ngawhika)
Pop Work of the Year: Geronimo – Sheppard (Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard)
Rock Work of the Year: Love You Deserve – Stonefield (Writers: Amy Findlay, Hannah Findlay, Holly Findlay, Sarah Findlay)
Urban Work of the Year: Tightrope – Illy feat. Scarlett Stevens (Writers: Illy, M-Phazes)
Most Played Australian Work Overseas: Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye featuring Kimbra (Writers: Wally de Backer, Luiz Bonfa)
International Work of the Year: Happy – Pharrell Williams