Bruce Fielder (born 01 November 1992), known professionally as Sigala, is a British DJ, record producer and remixer from Norwich, Norfolk. He is best known for his 2015 debut single "Easy Love", which samples "ABC" by the Jackson 5. It debuted at number 71 on the UK Singles Chart on 4 September 2015 and jumped to number one the next week. His follow-up single, "Sweet Lovin'", reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart. His next single "Say You Do", which features Imani and DJ Fresh, was released on 18 March 2016 and reached number 5 in the UK Singles Chart.

Career

Early beginnings

Fielder is based at Tileyard Studios in King's Cross but originally hails from 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 University of Westminster and has a BA honours degree in commercial music along with attending Norwich City College.

2015–present: Breakthrough

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

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 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; after meeting each other, they challenge a number of child gangs. 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 bought 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 the UK Singles Chart at number 71, based on streams alone. The following week, it reached number one.

Fielder's second single is called "Sweet Lovin'". Released on 4 December 2015, it reached number 3 in the UK Singles 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. 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.

Discography

Singles

As lead artist

TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
IRE
ITA
NLD
NZ
SWE
SWI
"Easy Love"2015114105350215810TBA
"Sweet Lovin'"
(featuring Bryn Christopher)
3117156232931
  • BPI: Platinum
  • ARIA: Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold
  • RMNZ: Gold
  • FIMI: Gold
"Say You Do"
(featuring Imani and DJ Fresh)
20165274876
  • BPI: Silver
"Give Me Your Love"
(featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers)
98350554664
  • BPI: Silver
"Ain't Giving Up"
(with Craig David)
23
61
Following My Intuition
"—" denotes a single that didn't chart or wasn't released in that territory.

As featured artist

TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
AUS
AUT
GER
IRE
ITA
NLD
NZ
SWE
SWI
"Don't Need No Money"
(Imani featuring Sigala and Blonde)
20166777Non-album single
"—" denotes single that didn't chart or wasn't released in that territory.