Julia Carin Cavazos (born November 13, 1993), known professionally as Julia Michaels, is an American singer and songwriter from Davenport, Iowa. She began her career as a pop music songwriter, penning tracks that have been recorded by Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, and Gwen Stefani. Michaels released her debut solo single with Republic Records in 2017, "Issues", which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and garnered her Grammy Award nominations for Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Her major-label debut extended play, Nervous System (2017), peaked at number 48 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. She has also received nominations for MTV Music Video, Billboard Music, and American Music Awards.
Michaels in November 2017
|Birth name||Julia Carin Cavazos|
|Born||November 13, 1993|
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
|Origin||Santa Clarita, California, U.S.|
|Associated acts||Justin Tranter • Linkin Park • Maroon 5 • Clean Bandit • Justin Bieber • BloodPop • Kygo • Keith Urban • Selena Gomez • Shawn Mendes • Lauv • Niall Horan • Cash Cash • James Bay|
1993–2016: Early life and songwritingEdit
Julia Michaels was born in Davenport, Iowa but moved to Santa Clarita, California, about 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles, with her family including her older sister Jaden who is also a songwriter. Her father is Mexican/Puerto Rican and changed his name to John Michaels to pursue an acting career. Michaels began singing at age 12. When she was 14, she met songwriter Joleen Belle, with whom she wrote the theme song to Austin & Ally and many other songs for TV and film. At 19, she met Lindy Robbins, with whom she wrote "Fire Starter" for Demi Lovato and "Miss Movin' On" for Fifth Harmony.
Michaels had been writing in the Hollywood Pop Circuits since she was 16. When she was 20, she met her songwriting partner Justin Tranter with whom she frequently collaborates. She is credited with writing hits for artists including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Fifth Harmony. Together with the Norwegian musician Kygo she performed "Carry Me" at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2017–present: Solo singing careerEdit
In January 2017, Michaels released her first solo single, "Issues". "It was the first time I'd written a song that sounded so much like myself that I couldn't picture anyone else singing it," Michaels said. According to Michaels, many big-name artists fought for the song, but Michaels kept the song for herself. For the song she gained much notoriety and fame, and became a standout new star of 2017.
She collaborated with Lauv on the single "There's No Way", released September 27, 2018. Michaels was also in a relationship with Lauv, before they eventually split up after two months of dating on January 3, 2019.
In support of Inner Monologue Part 1., she will embark on the Inner Monologue Tour. She will be performing at the House of Blues in San Diego on Saturday, April 20 of 2019.
- Inner Monologue Tour (2019)
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2017||New Artist of the Year||Herself||Nominated|||
|2017||Top Covered Artist||"Issues"||Nominated|||
The Grammy Awards is an annual music awards show held by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in the record industry. Michaels has received two nominations.
|2018||Song of the Year||"Issues"||Nominated|||
|Best New Artist||Herself||Nominated|
|2017||Best New Artist||Herself||Nominated|||
|2017||New Artist International||Herself||Nominated|||
|2018||Best New Pop Artist||Herself||Nominated|||
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