“Chandelier” topped the charts in 2014, reaching the Top 5 in 20 countries. The song received numerous award nominations. In parallel with seeing the birth of Sia the music star, the visuals of the song contributed to make Maddie Ziegler a star overnight. A well-deserved fame for the dancer since the music video featuring her became one of the most viewed on YouTube with almost 2B views!
The track is also a very personal one for Sia, as it tells the story of her struggle with all kinds of addictions while she was trying to make her entry in the music scene. The singer is well known for her discretion and wearing wigs not to be recognized in the streets. However, in 2013, she publicly addressed the topic of her addictions during an interview. She said she realized she was an alcoholic and suffered from addictions to Vicodin and Oxycodone. She’s been sober for several years now and her only purpose is to produce great music for her countless fans.