Over the weekend, Sia purchased her frequent collaborator Maddie Ziegler a brand new automotive for her 16th birthday. The pair seem to have fashioned an in depth private friendship — one which extends properly past the high-quality work they've put out collectively through the years.
Below, a recap of the working relationship and friendship that introduced us many memorable music movies, a piece of dwell performances and an entire lot of wigs:
March four, 2014: "hey maddie, you need to play me?"
The starting of all of it: Sia reaches out to Maddie Ziegler on Twitter to inquire in regards to the "Chandelier" music video. In a later interview with information.com.au, Ziegler marvels, "I didn’t even know she was making a video — there was no audition, no something. It was only a direct message from Twitter.”
May 6, 2014: A Star Is Born
Clearly, Sia's effort to achieve Ziegler by means of social media labored out. Maddie first dons the well-known wig within the public eye within the music video for "Chandelier." The viral clip amasses practically 2 billion views on YouTube and leads to skits on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and extra.
Jan. 7, 2015: New Year, Same Outfit
The pals and collaborators kick off 2015 with a video for "Elastic Heart," that includes actor, efficiency artist and filmmaker Shia LeBeouf. Due to the ages of these concerned — LeBeouf was 28 and Ziegler was 12 on the time of launch — considerations come up over the cage-battle-themed clip. Sia apologizes, saying on Twitter that she thought the actors have been the one two she may consider that would signify what she needed within the video.
Feb. eight, 2015: One, Two, Three… Performers
Though Sia doesn't win file of the 12 months for "Chandelier" — the glory goes to Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" — she delivers a robust efficiency of the tune on the 57th annual Grammy Awards. With the songstress belting the vocals, Kristen Wiig joins Ziegler for a re-creation of the music video.
April 2, 2015: Big (and Little) Girls Cry
A bit beneath a 12 months after the discharge of "Chandelier," it’s clear that the 2 aren't going to half methods anytime quickly. The music video for "Big Girls Cry" — the second observe from Sia's 1000 Forms of Fear — showcases Ziegler within the acquainted wig and outfit, dancing on the forefront of the image all the time.
Sept. 10, 2015: Taking It to the Big(ger) Screen
Just a few days after displaying up on the worldwide movie competition Venice Days, Sia confirms to Deadline that she is directing a self-based movie with then-husband Erik Anders Lang. Ziegler is forged to play a youthful model of the musician.
March 21, 2016: Cheap Thrills Earn Dollar Bills
In their third calendar 12 months as collaborators, the buddies group up for his or her fourth music video collectively. With Sia tucked away within the nook of the stage, Ziegler, accompanied by two male dancers, steals the present within the clip for the Streets Talkin Hot 100-topping hit.
April 9, 2016: Two Chains
Ziegler takes to Instagram for a cute show of friendship between the collaborators. She posts an image of her carrying some jewellery with the caption, "My two favourite necklaces." The first necklace has each Sia and Maddie's names inscribed with a coronary heart within the center and the second merely reads "sister" (the aforementioned movie undertaking was initially titled Sister after which renamed Music).
July 25, 2016: Tourmates
Sia faucets Ziegler for the North American leg of her Nostalgic for the Present tour. "Maddie's presence provides a mischievous power, as if replicated actions can't seize the center behind these extensive eyes and deranged smiles," Streets Talkin's Jason Lipshutz wrote of a tour cease at New York's Barclays Center. "Sia absolutely understands learn how to make the dwell expertise really feel important."
Sept. 5, 2016: Sia Pays Tribute to Orlando Shooting Victims With "The Greatest" Music Video
Opening with textual content studying #WeAreYourChildren typed in white font, the clip begins with greater than a minute of white noise earlier than the primary notes of the observe begin taking part in. Including Ziegler, the video options 49 dancers in honor of the 49 lives misplaced on the Pulse Nightclub capturing in Orlando. Ziegler dons an all-black wig and rainbow-colored make-up on her cheeks for the tune's visible accompaniment; the look later turns into the duvet of Sia's This is Acting deluxe version.
Sept. 19, 2017: Pony Up
Who knew that animated ponies saved their hooves on the heart beat of tradition? Sia, voicing Songbird Serenade in My Little Pony: The Movie, drops a music video for "Rainbow," which intertwines clips from the movie and bits of Ziegler dancing. In a Streets Talkin interview following the video's launch, Ziegler raved about Sia: "What I like about her work, when she directs, is that it's nothing like anybody else earlier than, and she or he simply has a transparent imaginative and prescient of what she desires."
Oct. 16, 2017: Christmas Comes Early
Sia publicizes her holiday-themed album, Everyday Is Christmas, out Nov. 17 of that 12 months. The undertaking is about to function 10 authentic songs and showcases an appropriately adorned Ziegler because the star of the duvet, decked out in loads of crimson and inexperienced.
Nov. 1, 2017: Like (Second) Mother, Like Daughter
At WSJ. Magazine's 2017 Innovator Awards, the 15-year-old Ziegler tells People, "I’ve truly lived with [Sia] this 12 months greater than I’ve with my precise household, so it’s enjoyable." She later discusses the big period of time that the 2 have spent collectively over the summer season engaged on the movie. "It doesn’t really feel like work once we’re collectively anymore," she says. "It’s actually only a bond that we’ve got. She’s my second mother."
Aug. 30, 2018: Cotton Candy Skies, Cotton Candy Hair
Supergroup LSD — comprised of Labrinth, Sia and Diplo — launch a music video for "Thunderclouds." The trippy video options Labrinth driving his personal private cloud and Diplo driving a flying crimson automotive, of kinds. Ziegler, sporting a blue costume, an unlimited blue bow in her hair and a few pink in her wig for the clip, dances on high of the airborne car.
Sept. 30, 2018: Speaking of Driving…
Sia presents Ziegler a shiny new set of wheels for her 16th birthday. "Happy Birthday to my most particular noonoo," Sia writes in an Instagram submit, tagging Ziegler's account. The dancer posted a set of images on Instagram as properly, one in every of which incorporates Stevie Wonder's 17-year-old son, Kailand Morris.