Indie-Pop / Pop
Julia Michaels has been an invisible yet inescapable presence on pop radio. In the recent years she's penned Justin Bieber's hit, "Sorry," Hailee Steinfeld's "Love Myself," Selena Gomez's "Hands To Myself," and Tove Lo's "Close," among many others. Born in Iowa and raised near Los Angeles, Michaels was home-schooled as she and her older sister pursued music. She was self-taught on piano and never trained as a vocalist.
At 17, she had landed music for MTV's The Hills, promos for The View, and the theme song for the popular Disney Channel series, Austin & Ally. Michaels launched her signing career appearing on songs like Jason Derulo's "Trade Hearts," and Zedd's "Straight into the Fire." In 2016, she performed at the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, alongside Norwegian DJ and producer, Kygo.
Following various guest appearances, Michaels released her debut single, “Issues” as a lead artist in January of 2017. The track is a confessional down-tempo love song and landed itself as one of the greatest pop singles of the year. After much anticipation, Julia Michaels has released her first EP Nervous System to immediate critical acclaim from BBC, Variety, and Billboard, and a host of others.
February 14, 2018 In honor of one of the brightest voices in modern pop, we hand-selected a few artists who are on the road to becoming the next definitive voice in pop music.
Author: Maxamillion Polo
January 26, 2018 We chronicle SZA, Khalid, Alessia Cara, Lil Uzi Vert, and Julia Michaels’ respective paths to breakout success in the industry.
Author: Kenan Draughorne
August 25, 2017 The VMAs used to get the Best New Artist category right. We swear. Read about the history and find out who we think will take home the moon man this year.
Author: Malcolm J. Gray
August 8, 2017 We sat down with Katelyn Tarver to talk about her EP, the friends and people she’s worked with who have inspired her, and everything in between.
Author: Grant Owens & Maxamillion Polo
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