Winning Songwriter of The Year for the third year in a row, Adelaide-born Sia called in Wentz to record a video acceptance speech on her behalf at the ceremony on Monday night (March 23)- watch below.
It’s the first time the ‘Chandelier’ songwriter has won the award three years in succession.
Speaking to the camera, Wentz commented on Sia’s behalf: “I am the Michael Jordan of the APRAs. He won three. And then three more. Hopefully I’ll do that too,” before adding “I feel more powerful with this wig on.”
Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns, who performed on the night, has won the prize five times – In 1995, 1998 and 2000 with Silverchair and in 2003 and 2008 for his solo work.
Sia also won the peer-voted song of the year award for ‘Chandelier.’
Elsewhere Pharrell Williams took home international work of the year for ‘Happy’ and Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ picked up most played Australian work overseas – for the third year running.
Sia recently confirmed that she sang the vocals for a song supposedly by Lorde in a 2014 episode of South Park.
Last year South Park aired an episode in which it emerged that Lorde was, in fact, 45-year-old geologist Randy Marsh, father of lead character Stan. The story began in one episode, ‘The Cissy’, and concluded in ‘Gluten Free Ebola’ and featured the fictional Lorde song ‘Push (Feel Good on a Wednesday)’.
At the time it was rumoured that Sia sang the vocals for ”Push (Feel Good on a Wednesday)’ but, speaking to NME, she confirmed that it was her who was involved in the song.
“Yeah, it was me,” she admits. “Trey [Parker, South Park co-creator] wrote it though. I was like, ‘Dude, you need to do this for a living’. That “push push” chorus is so catchy, it’s crazy. When I realised it might be mean to Lorde I felt bad but I went ahead and did it anyway. I figured she’d find it funny. I love her!”
Elsewhere in the interview, Sia confirmed the name of her next album as well as what led her to retiring from living life in the public eye.