The nominees for the 2015 APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association) Music Awards have been released today. The artists in the Song of the Year category include Sia‘s “Chandelier,” The Veronicas‘ “You Ruin Me,” Sheppard‘s “Geronimo,” Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning‘s “Bittersweet,” and Dan Sultan‘s “Calling.” Sia’s “Chandelier,” Sheppard’s “Geronimo,” and 5 Second of Summer‘s “She Looks So Perfect,” are some of the nominees for Pop Work of the Year, and all three nominees are also up for the Most Played Australian Work award. The International Work of the Year nominees are Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy,” Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me,” Eminem‘s (featuring Rihanna) “The Monster”, Magic!‘s “Rude,” and Clean Bandit‘s (Jess Glynne) “Rather Be.” Rocker Dan Sultan is nominated for two awards in the Rock Work of the Year category for his songs “The Same Man” and “Under Your Skin.”
Kelly Clarkson just released a second song from her upcoming Piece By Piece album. The new single “Invincible” was written by Sia, which has been labeled an empowerment anthem. VH1 also revealed one of the songs on Clarkson’s album entitled “Let Your Tears Fall,” which was also written by Sia. “I loved the song. I got it from Greg Kurstin, my producer, and he works a lot with Sia. Her project had just finished and he told me they wrote this song and wanted me to hear it. I fell in love with it,” the pop singer told VH1. Sia recorded a demo version of the song, and delivered the song to Clarkson.
The pop singer acknowledged that she and Sia have different vocal styles, but they both share the same passion for vocal range. “She writes songs that are very rangy, and I love that. Not a lot of writers do that,” Clarkson said to VH1. Clarkson addressed the recent media stories regarding her album collaborations. The pop singer was accused of saying she had a hard time getting artists to do features for her project. The pop singer said she was joking, and her words were twisted by the radio station. Clarkson said the reality is, she has never had issues getting artists to do features on her albums. Piece By Piece will drop on March 3rd, and it features a guest appearance by John Legend.
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