Julia Michaels

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Julia Michaels
Born (1993-11-13) November 13, 1993 (age 23)[1]
Davenport, Iowa, United States
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active 2010–present
Associated acts

Julia Carin Cavazos (born November 13, 1993),[1] known by her stage name Julia Michaels, is an American singer and songwriter. She has collaborated with major artists, such as Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Gwen Stefani, Zedd, Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Kygo, Years & Years, Zara Larsson and Britney Spears.


Michaels was born in Davenport, Iowa but moved to Santa Clarita, California, north of Los Angeles, with her family. She began singing at age 12. In her late teens, she met songwriters Joleen Belle and Lindy Robbins, with whom she wrote "Fire Starter" for Demi Lovato and "Miss Movin' On" for Fifth Harmony.[2]

Michaels has said her inspirations include Fiona Apple, Lisa Mitchell, Laura Marling, Missy Higgins, Paramore, Juliet Simms, Sarah Blasko, and The Fray.[3]

Together with the Norwegian musician Kygo she performed at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

Writing discography[edit]

Year Artist Title Album
2013 Demi Lovato "Fire Starter" Demi
Fifth Harmony "Miss Movin' On" Better Together
Scott Stapp "Break Out" Proof of Life
Selena Gomez "Slow Down" Stars Dance
2014 Cash Cash "Surrender" Blood, Sweat & 3 Years
Nicole Scherzinger "Run" Big Fat Lie
2015 Bea Miller "I Dare You" Not an Apology
"Force of Nature"
Demi Lovato "Kingdom Come" (ft. Iggy Azalea) Confident
"Waitin for You" (ft. Sirah)
Hailee Steinfeld "Hell Nos and Headphones" Haiz
"Love Myself"
"Rock Bottom" (solo or ft. DNCE)
"You're Such A"
Jason Derulo "Trade Hearts" (ft. Julia Michaels) Everything Is 4
Justin Bieber "The Feeling" (ft. Halsey) Purpose
Kelly Clarkson "War Paint" Piece by Piece
Little Mix "Love Me or Leave Me" Get Weird
Nick Jonas "Area Code" Nick Jonas X2
Rita Ora "Poison" N/A
Selena Gomez "Body Heat" Revival
"Good for You" (ft. ASAP Rocky)
"Hands to Myself"
"Me & the Rhythm"
Zedd "Daisy" True Colors
"Papercut" (ft. Troye Sivan)
"Straight Into the Fire"
2016 Astrid S "Hurts So Good" Astrid S (EP)
Britney Spears "Just Luv Me" Glory
"Do You Wanna Come Over?"
"Just Like Me"
"Slumber Party"
"Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)"
Fifth Harmony "All in My Head (Flex)" (ft. Fetty Wap) 7/27
Gwen Stefani "Asking 4 It" (ft. Fetty Wap) This Is What the Truth Feels Like
"Getting Warmer"
"Make Me Like You"
"Me Without You"
"Rocket Ship"
"Send Me a Picture"
"Used to Love You"
"Where Would I Be?"
"You're My Favorite"
Kygo "Carry Me" (ft. Julia Michaels) Cloud Nine
Martina Stoessel "Handwritten" Tini
"Lo que tu alma escribe"
Nick Jonas "Close" (ft. Tove Lo) Last Year Was Complicated
"Chainsaw" John Legend "What You Do To Me" "Darkness and Light"


  1. ^ a b "Women In Music: Hitmakers from Behind the Scenes". Billboard. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Kimpel, Dan. "Julia Michaels -- Pop's Mystery Girl". Music Connection. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Noonan, Heather (20 July 2010). "Julia Michaels Releases Debut Self-titled EP, Available Everywhere July 20th Through SA TrackWorks". PRweb. Retrieved 28 March 2015.