Sia has signed to a new record label and is releasing a Christmas album this year

The singer-songwriter is working on a festive album after signing a new record deal with Atlantic.

Sia will release a Christmas album made up of original songs this year, it has been announced.

News of the festive album was revealed as it was announced the singer-songwriter has left Sony records and signed a new deal with Atlantic Records, owned by Warner Music. 

Sia has her own label, called Monkey Puzzle, but has licensed her recent albums - 2014's 1000 Forms Of Fear and 2016's This Is Acting - through Sony. 

The move to a new label is most likely down to her management team at Crush Management forging a new partnership with Warner last year for their own label, Future Crush Music.

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In a joint statement, Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and Atlantic Records Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald said: "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. 

"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."

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The singer's festive album is being written and recorded with her longtime collaborator Greg Kurstin, who worked with her on the bulk of her last three albums. The collection is due for release later this year and will be made up of original material, as opposed to covers of Christmas classics.  

The Christmas album still proves a popular choice for a lot of acts. Recent releases include Kylie Minogue's Kylie Christmas (re-released as the 'Snow Queen edition' last year), Mary J Blige's A Mary Christmas from 2013 and Ariana Grande's Christmas Kisses EP, also released in 2013. 

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Mariah Carey will release a new Christmas song this year called The Star, which will serve as the title track of a new festive film. 

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