This Is Acting Album is by Sia, the Australian singer-songwriter and producer.
Her seventh studio album was released on the 29th of January 2016 under the record labels Inertia, Monkey Puzzle and RCA Records.
The album is mainly composed of songs Sia had written for other artists who did not include them on their albums. The title comes from Sia’s description of writing for others as ” play-acting “.
Upon release, the This Is Acting album gained mostly positive reviews in the music press, some praising Sia’s vocals a delivery while others commented it felt impersonal and indirect.
Despite the mixed reviews from music critics, the album became a commercial success for Sia. In her native Australia, it debuted at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart. In the United States, the album debuted and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200, it has spent 83 weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom, the This Is Acting album entered the UK Albums Chart on the 11th of February 2016 and peaked at number 3. It spent 9 weeks in the Top 10 and 70 weeks on the Top 100.
Although Sia didn’t take the top spot in the UK or US, the album did top the charts in Austria, Norway, Russia and Switzerland.
As of August 2017, worldwide sales are over 2,000,000 copies.
Stand out tracks are ” Footprints “, ” Bird Set Free ” and ” Alive “, which topped the Billboard Japan Hot Overseas Chart and reached number 30 in the UK and 56 in the US.
If you already now Sia’s work but missed buying this album, discovering her music for the first time or want something to liven up a dreary day, then the This Is Acting album is one for your CD collection.
This Is Acting Album Track Listing:
1. Bird Set Free
3. One Million Bullets
4. Move Your Body
6. Cheap Thrills
8. House on Fire
10. Sweet Design
11. Broken Glass
12. Space Between
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