Sia makes music history with third Apra Award win in Australia
'Best Songwriter' hat-trick
Sia has made history back in her native Australia by winning the country's top music prize three years in a row. Sia has been named the 2015 'Australian Songwriter of the Year' at the Apra Awards, making her the first artist to compete a hat-trick of wins.
The award's chief executive, Brett Cottle, was quick to jump in and commend the singer-songwriter by saying she is "one of the most successful and acclaimed songwriters of her era" and said of her hat-trick: "This is an unprecedented, and very likely, a never-to-be-repeated achievement."
The famously shy celebrity is known for her imaginative live performances that keep her identity concealed, and true to form, her acceptance video for the award was another masterclass in disguise. This time she enlisted the help of musician friend, Pete Wentz, who thanked Apra for the award, in character as Sia, complete with icon blonde wig.
Adding to her impressive haul, Sia also won under three other categories at this year's awards for her album 1000 Form of Fear, which debuted in the Australian charts straight at number one. Her Apra awards total is now at an impressive six awards.