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Sigala
Open Beatz - Sigala.jpg
Sigala at Open Beatz Festival 2016
Background information
Birth name Bruce Fielder
Also known as Sigala
Born (1992-11-01) 1 November 1992 (age 25)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Origin Norwich, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • remixer
Years active 2015–present
Labels
Associated acts Ella Eyre
Website www.sigalamusic.com

Bruce Fielder (born 1 November 1992), known professionally as Sigala, is an English DJ, record producer and remixer from Norwich, Norfolk. He has had six singles chart in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, including his 2015 debut single "Easy Love", which samples "ABC" by the Jackson 5 and peaked at number one.

Career[edit]

Sigala wordmark

Early career[edit]

Fielder is based at Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross, London[1] but originally hails from Norfolk.[2][3] 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 the University of Westminster and has a BA honours degree in commercial music along with attending Norwich City College.[1]

2015–present: Breakthrough and Brighter Days[edit]

After leaving university, Fielder was a member of assorted unsigned bands before moving on to mixing and producing works for others,[4] including co-writing "Good Times" by Ella Eyre with Sigma.[5]

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".[6] 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".[7]

A music video was commissioned for the song which was set in Los Angeles and features Lucky Aces, a Canadian duo composed of 12-year-olds Lucky and AC, dancing along to it; in the video, after meeting each other, they challenge a number of child gangs.[8] It was directed by Craig Moore, who said of it 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.[9] Within a few days, it had been picked up by Ministry of Sound,[5] and the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 71, based on streams alone. The following week, it reached number one.[10]

Fielder's second single is called "Sweet Lovin'". Released on 4 December 2015, it reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart,[11] with vocals from singer-songwriter Bryn Christopher.

Sigala released his third single, "Say You Do", on YouTube on 23 January 2016, and the single was released officially on 18 March 2016. The song features a sample of Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" and DJ Fresh, with vocals from singer Imani.

Sigala was later reported to be working on his debut studio album, revealing later on 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 23 February 2018, Fielder released a single with Paloma Faith titled "Lullaby". On 13 March 2018, Fielder confirmed via his Twitter account that he had nearly finished his debut album.

On 24 May 2018, Sigala announced his upcoming debut album Brighter Days, which was released on 28 September 2018. A mini-concert tour is set to take place in the United Kingdom and Ireland in support of the album.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[10]
UK
Dance

[13]
AUS
[14]
BEL
[15]
IRE
[16]
Brighter Days[17] 14 1 63 102 20

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[10]
AUS
[18]
AUT
[19]
FRA
[20]
GER
[21]
IRE
[16]
NLD
[22]
SCO SWE
[23]
SWI
[24]
"Easy Love" 2015 1 14 10 38 5 3 2 1 8 10 Brighter Days
"Sweet Lovin'"
(featuring Bryn Christopher)
3 11 7 115 15 6 23 1 29 31
"Say You Do"
(featuring Imani and DJ Fresh)
2016 5 27 48 2 76
"Give Me Your Love"
(featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers)
9 83 50 55 46 46 1
"Ain't Giving Up"[A]
(with Craig David)
23 61 54 9 Following My Intuition and Brighter Days
"Only One"
(with Digital Farm Animals)
53 63 6 96 Non-album single
"Show You Love"
(with Kato featuring Hailee Steinfeld)[32]
2017 91 86 38
"Came Here for Love"
(with Ella Eyre)
6 53 56 76 9 28 2 66 49 Brighter Days
"Lullaby"[34]
(with Paloma Faith)
2018 6 90 8 33 3 [B] 52
"Feels Like Home"
(with Sean Paul and Fuse ODG featuring Kent Jones)
71 52 62 [C]
"We Don't Care"
(with The Vamps)
59 85
"Just Got Paid"[37]
(with Ella Eyre and Meghan Trainor featuring French Montana)
15 28
[38]
12
[39]
[D]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[10]
IRE
[16]
SCO
"Don't Need No Money"
(Imani featuring Sigala and Blonde)
2016 67 77 49 Non-album single

Tours[edit]

Headlining

  • Brighter Days Tour (2018)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ain't Giving Up" also features on Craig David's sixth studio album Following My Intuition
  2. ^ "Lullaby" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number three on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[35]
  3. ^ "Feels Like Home" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number four on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[36]
  4. ^ "Just Got Paid" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number five on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[40]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b "KCFM 99.8, Sigala – Easy Love". Lincs FM Group and Aiir. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Marvin Humes column: A visit from Little Mix and a fresh new take on a Jacksons classic". DigitalSpy.
  3. ^ "Sigala – Easy Love". Soul2streets.com.
  4. ^ "The kids in Sigala's music video are seriously impressive dancers". DigitalSpy.
  5. ^ a b "Sigala". Coda Music Agency Ltd.
  6. ^ "Hed Kandi Track of the Week: Sigala- Easy Love". Hed Kandi. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Sigala interview: Easy Love was the result of a few beers". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "This Week's Fresh Music Top 20". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  9. ^ "Sigala 'Easy Love' by Craig Moore". Promonews.com.
  10. ^ a b c d Peaks in the UK
  11. ^ "Sigala is back with a big new club anthem called 'Sweet Lovin'". Digital Spy. 2 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Sigala announces debut album brighter days October 2018 UK & Republic of Ireland tour". The Arts Desk. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  14. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #493". auspOp. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Ultratop – Brighter Days". Ultratop. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  16. ^ a b c "Discography Sigala". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  17. ^ Kheraj, Alim (24 May 2018). "Sigala announces the release date of his debut album". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Discography Sigala". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Discographie Sigala". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Discographie Sigala". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  21. ^ "Discographie Sigala". GfK Entertainment.
  22. ^ "Discografie Sigala". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  23. ^ "Discography Sigala". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  24. ^ "Discographie Sigala". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2016 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  27. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Sigala)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  28. ^ a b "FIMI – Certificazioni". FIMI.it.
  29. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart – The Official New Zealand Music Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART.
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2016 Singles". ARIA. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  31. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart – The Official New Zealand Music Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART.
  32. ^ "Show You Love (feat. Hailee Steinfeld) - Single". Apple Music. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  33. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #442". auspOp. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  34. ^ "Lullaby – Single by Sigala & Paloma Faith on iTunes". iTunes Store (CA). Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  35. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 20, 18 maj 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  36. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 25, 21 juni 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  37. ^ Reeves, Katrina (7 September 2018). "Sigala teams up with Ella Eyre, Meghan Trainor, and French Montana for 'Just Got Paid'". Celeb Mix. Archived from the original on 9 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  38. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  39. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-singles-chart/
  40. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 37, 14 september 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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