Michaels in November 2017
|Birth name||Julia Carin Cavazos|
November 13, 1993|
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
|Origin||Santa Clarita, California, U.S.|
Julia Carin Cavazos (born November 13, 1993), known by her stage name 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 given to 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 #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 #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.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Discography
- 3 Tours
- 4 Awards and nominations
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Early life and songwriting
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, Juan Manuel Cavazos, is 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 and 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. 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 career
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. At the 2018 Grammy Awards she was nominated for 2 awards, Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Issues". 
On August 17, 2017, Justin Bieber and BloodPop® released their single, "Friends"; it was co-written by Michaels. On October 20, 2017, a remix of "Friends" was released, featuring vocals from Michaels herself.
On May 4, 2018, "Jump" was released featuring Trippie Redd.
- Extended plays
- Nervous System (2017)
- Shawn Mendes – Illuminate World Tour (2017)
- Niall Horan – Flicker World Tour (2018)
- Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues Tour (2018)
Awards and nominations
|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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- Iasimone, Ashley. "Rio Olympics 2016 Closing Ceremony Highlights: Kygo and Julia Michaels Perform 'Carry Me,' Simone Biles Makes History & More". Billboard. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
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- "The 35 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017". EW.com. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
- Graves, Shahlin (12 April 2017). "Julia Michaels previews new song 'How Do We Get Back to Love' on 'Girls'". Coup De Main Magazine. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- Shcherbakova, Liza (July 19, 2017). "Julia Michaels Announces 'Nervous System,' Her Debut 'Mini-Album'". Billboard. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- Wass, Mike (1 June 2017). "Julia Michaels' "Uh Huh" Is Every Bit As Catchy As "Issues"". idolator. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- "Friends - Single by Justin Bieber & BloodPop® on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
- "Friends (Remix) [feat. Julia Michaels] - Single by Justin Bieber & BloodPop® on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
- Graves, Shahlin (28 July 2017). "Julia Michaels to open for Shawn Mendes on NZ/AUS 2017 tour".
- "Hear Julia Michaels' Sleek 'Fifty Shades Freed' Song 'Heaven'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
- "Julia Michaels shares new single "Jump" featuring Trippie Redd". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
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- "About the show". MTV. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
- "VMAs: Kendrick Lamar Tops Nominations as MTV Continues to Eliminate Gendered Categories". The Hollywood Reporter. July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
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