Julia Michaels has been on the rise for some years now, but many haven't known her that long. That's mostly because prior to her debut Top 40 single "Issues," she was passing songs along to top artists as a songwriter, scoring some notable hits. On Nov. 2, the Grammy Museum is hosting an event with Michaels to discuss being a songwriter since her teen years before she embarked on her own career as an artist at almost 24 years of age. AXS has tickets to the event here.
At the event where she will talk about having scored a No. 1 on the Hot 100 as a songwriter, she will also focus on her own latest work - the EP, Nervous System. Tickets for the event which begins at 8:00 p.m. PDT are on sale as of Oct. 19 (noon PDT) for $15.
Julia Michaels found her mainstream break when she had a credit on "Fire Starter," a song recorded by Demi Lovato for her 2013 set Demi. In the same year, she had a hit on her hands with Selena Gomez's "Slow Down," a track that reached No. 1 on the dance charts. Fast forward into 2015, she co-wrote songs for Lovato and Gomez again (including Gomez's "Good for You" and "Hands to Myself) as well as album track "War Paint" included on Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece.
But it was Justin Bieber's 2015 Hot 100 No. 1, "Sorry," that landed Michaels one of her most successful tracks. The song was blocked from the top position the Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks before reaching the top where it would spent three weeks at No. 1 while also peaking at No. 1 on Mainstream Top 40. It has since sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S. Since that No. 1 co-write, she worked on the song "Close" by Nick Jonas as well as contributing to many songs on Gwen Stefani's album This Is What the Truth Feels Like and Britney Spears' Glory. Her latest writing works include teaming up alongside P!nk to co-write the songs "Barbies" and "For Now" for P!nk's Beautiful Trauma released Oct. 13.
It was on Jan. 13, 2017 that Michaels released her debut single "Issues." The hit reached No. 11 on the Hot 100 and peaked higher at No. 4 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.