Sia reveals embarrassment over ‘Titanium’ release

The track was originally intended for R&B singer Mary J Blige

Sia has revealed that she was embarrassed when her version of David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’ was released without her knowledge.

The former Zero 7 singer has enjoyed huge success in recent years as a songwriter for hire, penning hits for Beyoncé and Rihanna as well as Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Eminem. She recently released her new single ‘Chandelier,’ from her forthcoming solo album ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’.

The Australian singer wrote ‘Titanium’ for David Guetta, and the song was originally supposed to feature Mary J Blige. However, Guetta went on to release Sia’s version without telling her.


“I was like, ‘What the fuck?’ I’d spent such a long time building what I thought was my own credible music career, and I found myself embarrassed by the commercialism of that music,” she told The Sunday Times. “But, of course, when it buys you a house, it stops feeling like such a bad thing.”

She added: “[The song was] the best thing to happen to my career”.