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Biography | Posted: Wednesday, 11th November
Birth name: Julia Carin Cavazos
Born/Date of Birth: November 13, 1993
Place of Birth: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Origin: Santa Clarita, California, U.S.
Height: 1.57 m
Genres: Pop, EDM, R&B
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter
Instruments: Vocals, piano, guitar
Associated acts: Justin Tranter, Selena Gomez
Julia Carin Cavazos (born November 13, 1993), known professionally as Julia Michaels, is an American singer and songwriter.
Born in Iowa and raised in California, Michaels began her career writing for other artists. Following her success as writer, she released her debut single with Republic Records in 2017, "Issues", which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her major-label debut extended play, Nervous System (2017), peaked at number 48 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. She has since toured alongside Maroon 5, Keith Urban, and Niall Horan and has appeared on the UK top 20 hits "If the World Was Ending" with JP Saxe and "I Miss You" with Clean Bandit.
As a songwriter, Michaels has written songs for artists including Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, and Gwen Stefani. She has earned two Billboard Hot 100 number one songs with Bieber's "Sorry" and Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me".
Michaels has also received two Grammy Award nominations including Song of the Year and Best New Artist and nominations from MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards.
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 from Juan Manuel Cavazos 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 has said her inspirations include Fiona Apple, Lisa Mitchell, Laura Marling, Missy Higgins, Paramore, Juliet Simms, Sarah Blasko, and The Fray. 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.
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. In April 2017, her new song "How Do We Get Back to Love" was premiered on the HBO series Girls. Michaels's EP Nervous System was released on July 28, 2017. Her second single "Uh Huh" was released on June 2, 2017. From November 25 to December 6, 2017, Michaels was the opening act for Shawn Mendes's Illuminate World Tour on the Oceania Leg.
At the 2018 Grammy Awards, she was nominated for two awards, Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Issues". On February 8, 2018, "Heaven" was released which was included in the soundtrack for the film Fifty Shades Freed. On May 4, 2018, "Jump" was released featuring Trippie Redd. From March 12 to May 12, 2018, Julia was the opening act for the European dates of Niall Horan’s Flicker World Tour.
From May 30 to October 15, 2018, Michaels was the opening act for Maroon 5's Red Pill Blues Tour on the North American leg. She collaborated with Lauv on the single "There's No Way", released September 27, 2018. In November 2018, she appeared on the soundtrack to the Disney film Ralph Breaks the Internet, where she performed "In This Place", a pop rendition of the film's musical number "A Place Called Slaughter Race."
On December 21, 2018, Michaels was featured on 5 Seconds of Summer's song, "Lie to Me". "Lie to Me" charted in multiple countries and was later certified platinum in Australia and Gold in Canada.
From January 23 to February 5, 2019, Michaels opened for Keith Urban on the Australian leg of his Graffiti U World Tour. On January 24, 2019, Michaels released her EP, Inner Monologue Part 1. In June 2019, she began teasing songs from Inner Monologue Part 2, including "17" and "Falling for Boys".
On May 11, 2020, Michaels appeared in the second-season episode of Songland and released the song "Give It to You".
On October 1, 2020, Michaels released the song "Lie Like This" as the lead single from her forthcoming debut studio album.
After a series of Instagram posts featuring each other and collaborating on "There's No Way", Michaels and fellow artist Lauv confirmed in October 2018 that they were dating. After a couple of months, Michaels hinted that they broke up after posting to Instagram with the caption "No more dating narcissists". Lauv references his relationship with Michaels in his song "Julia", where he apologizes for how he mistreated her.
In July 2019, Michaels started dating Canadian musician JP Saxe. This relationship arose from their collaboration on the duet, "If the World Was Ending".