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Adelaide girl is the new US chart topper

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Australian singer and songwriter Sia Furler has soared to a No.1 debut on the United States albums chart.

Her latest effort 1000 Forms of Fear is her first chart-topping album on the Billboard 200.

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Sia’s promotion of her latest work has been somewhat odd, but obviously successful.

The singer performed with her back to the audience in New York last month. Photo: Getty

She performed her latest single on US television with her back to the camera and did not do the traditional photo shoots recording artists usually favour.

When the Adelaide-raised performer was on the cover of Billboard magazine late last year she wore a bag over her head.

The accompanying text on the cover read: “This artist is responsible for over 12 million track sales … and doesn’t want to be famous”.

Sia did the vocals for global chart hits including Wild Ones and Titanium and has penned hits for artists including Rihanna, Beyonce and Ne-Yo.

The Australian performer’s latest hit single Chandelier has been her first solo top 20 hit in the United States and achieved triple-platinum sales in Australia, peaking at No.2 on the charts.

Sia recently was named Songwriter of the Year at the Australasian Performing Right Association Awards for the second year in a row.

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