|Birth name||Bruce Fielder|
|Born||citation needed]1 November 1989 [|
Bruce Fielder (born 1 November 1989) , known professionally as Sigala, is a British DJ and music producer. He has had eight songs peak within the top ten of the UK Singles Chart, including his 2015 debut single "Easy Love", which samples "ABC" by the Jackson 5.
Fielder was born and raised in Norfolk. He first got into music at age 8, when he began to play the piano, which he has up to grade 8. He attended Reepham High School and Norwich City College, before graduating with a BA honours degree in commercial music from the University of Westminster. He is based at Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross, London.
2015–2018: Breakthrough and Brighter Days
His debut single, "Easy Love", came about after Fielder drank a six-pack of Desperados, a tequila-flavoured beer, in sheer tiredness and frustration after being asked to perform a thirty-seventh mix for a popular artist and downloaded an a cappella of the Jackson 5's single "ABC". In an interview with the Official Charts Company, he stated that the record was written on a Sunday evening out of a desire to create music for himself outside of the confines of "somebody asking me to create a song that had a certain sound to it or had to be a certain way".
A video was commissioned for it, set in Los Angeles, and features Lucky Aces, a Canadian duo composed of 12-year-olds, Lucky and C, dancing to it; in the video, after meeting each other, they challenge a number of child gangs. It was directed by Craig Moore, who said that he opted to shoot in Los Angeles due to the "pool of talent that would've been hard to find anywhere else", and that his attention was caught by Lucky Aces after spotting them on The Ellen Show. Within a few days, it had been picked up by Ministry of Sound, and the song entered at number 71 on the UK Singles Chart on 4 September 2015 – for the week ending dated 10 September 2015 – based on streams alone. The following week, it peaked at the top of the chart.
Sigala released his third single, "Say You Do", on YouTube on 23 January 2016, and the single was released officially on 18 March 2016. It features a sample of Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" and DJ Fresh, with vocals from singer Imani Williams.
Sigala was reported to be working on his debut studio album, revealing that his dream collaborations would be Stevie Wonder and Chris Martin. Shortly after this was announced, his next single, "Give Me Your Love", featuring vocals from John Newman and partial production works from Nile Rodgers, was released on 8 April 2016.
On 24 May 2018, Sigala announced his upcoming debut album Brighter Days, which was released on 28 September 2018. It peaked at number 14 in the UK. A mini-concert tour took place in the United Kingdom and Ireland in support of the album.
Sigala released "Feels Like Home" with British recording artist Fuse ODG and Jamaican rapper Sean Paul, featuring guest vocals from American recording artist Kent Jones on 14 June 2018 as the eighth single. "We Don't Care" was released on 27 July 2018 with British pop rock band The Vamps as the ninth single off the album.
On 7 September 2018, Sigala released the tenth and final single from the album titled "Just Got Paid" with Ella Eyre and American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor, featuring American rapper French Montana.
2019–present: Upcoming second studio album
Sigala signed with the newly relaunched Arista Records in early 2019.
On 23 June 2020, Sigala announced on social media that Becky Hill would once again be featured on a new single, making it their second collaboration since the release of "Wish You Well" in May 2019. The single was titled "Heaven on My Mind" and was released on 25 June 2020.
On 27 August 2020, Sigala announced that he would release a song called, "Lasting Lover" with British singer James Arthur which was written by Lewis Capaldi. The song was released alongside two vertical lyric videos on 4 September 2020. The song samples "Time to Pretend" by American indie band MGMT. At the APRA Music Awards of 2022 "Lasting Lover" won Most Performed International Work.
On 21 January 2022, Sigala released the song "Melody".
On 20 May 2022, Sigala collaborated with British singer-songwriter and YouTuber Talia Mar on the song "Stay the Night".
- Brighter Days (2018)
- Brighter Days Tour (2018)
- Sigala World Tour (2020)
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