Quick Hits: Sia, Imagine Dragons, Kesha

Sia has announced her first-ever Christmas album, the first release under her recently signed worldwide deal with Atlantic Records. The collection of original holiday songs written by Sia and Greg Kurstin will be released later this year via Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic Records. In addition to working on the forthcoming Christmas album, Sia is currently in the process of directing her first feature film.
“Sia is a once-in-a-generation artist. Her extraordinary gifts as a singer and songwriter, her revolutionary approach to the art of performing, her groundbreaking videos – everything she does comes from a deep wellspring of inspiration and imagination,” stated Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald. “Sia is that rare artist who has formed her own singular, boundless musical universe. We are so happy to welcome her into the Atlantic family and to be joining Sia on her amazing musical journey.”

Imagine DragonsEvolve has earned a Gold certification from the RIAA. The KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records band’s third studio album achieved Gold in less than a month and is the only RIAA Rock Album Award this year. Imagine Dragons recently celebrated the achievement before fans at Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series.

L to R: Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee, Wayne Sermon, Daniel Platzman (Photo: ABC/Paula Lobo)

Kesha has announced her first solo tour of North America in four years, set for this Fall. The “Rainbow Tour” is in support of her new album Rainbow, out August 11. Every pair of tickets to the tour comes with a physical copy of the record. Kesha’s tour starts in Birmingham on September 26 and runs up to November 1 in Los Angeles.