Julia Carin Cavazos, or Julia Michaels, as she is known professionally, was born on November 13, 1993, in Davenport, Iowa, the United States, to an actor father of Puerto Rican-Mexican ethnicity. At the age of 19, she became acquainted with Robbins, with whom she collaborated on songs that were performed by the likes of Lovato and Fifth Harmony. Her father changed his birth name to Juan Manuel Cavazos, to sound less Hispanic, while her mother’s name is Julie Scriven. She has an older sister, Jaden, who is also a singer and songwriter.
Some of the musicians who inspired her are: Fiona Apple, Lisa Mitchell, Laura Marling, Missy Higgins, Paramore, Juliet Simms, Sarah Blasko, and The Fray. Michaels also worked with Justin Tranter, who eventually became her writing partner. She has been working in the music industry since the age of 16. She released her self-titled debut extended play, “Nervous System,” in 2010. She has released five E.P.s and 25 singles.
Michaels was also nominated for the M.T.V. Music Video Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards, to name a few. For the cheesy comedy series “Girls” on H.B.O., she recorded the song ‘How Do We Get Back to Love,’ which was released in April 2017. She released “Nervous System,” her third E.P. overall and the first on a big label, in July 2017. The majority of the music on the E.P. was written by her and Tranter. They also wrote the song ‘Friends,’ which Justin Bieber and BloodPop later sang. She was the star of the Nervous System Tour in 2017 and Shawn Mendes’ opening act for the Oceania leg of his Illuminate World Tour. She is in a relationship with the Canadian singer-songwriter, JP Saxe.
Michaels releases her self-titled extended play.
Michaels signs a record deal with Universal's Republic Records.
She records ‘How Do We Get Back to Love, for H.B.O.’s comedy series, "Girls."
Her third E.P. and first through a major record label, "Nervous System," is released.
Her first studio album, “Not in Chronological Order,” is released by Republic Records.
Why We Love Julia Michaels
She is talented
Michaels is a four-time Grammy Award nominee. She was one step away from winning the best new artist and best song. She has won several other awards.
She is focused
Michaels always wanted to become a singer and started singing at 12. She remained focused on her art and collaborated with many talented people to create the best music.
She loves her fans
She appreciates her fans. She feels more comfortable performing in front of them. She even calls them “gems.”
Why We Love
She wrote a song for Disney
When she was a teenager, she wrote a song, ‘Without You,’ which became the title sequence of the popular Disney comedy series, "Austin and Ally.”
She is a four-time Grammy nominee
She has received four nominations for Grammy Awards in 2018, 2021, and 2022.
She loves various cuisines
Many of her favorite destinations are chosen because of their food.
She has a love for tattoos
The majority are on her arms, but she also has a few on her chest and back; they include a typewriter for her songwriting abilities, flowers, and holding hands.
She has composed many songs
She wrote lines for Bieber's ‘Sorry,’ Fifth Harmony's ‘Miss Movin' On’ and Selena Gomez's ‘Slow Down.’
Julia Michaels FAQs
Why did Julia Michaels change her name?
Michaels stated in an interview: “An agency advised my dad to modify it when he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor so that potential clients wouldn’t be turned off by how ‘Hispanic’ it was. He chose Michaels since it was the whitest name he was familiar with. Cavazos is incredibly difficult to say, so I decided to go by Michaels instead.”
Does Julia Michaels have children?
No, she doesn’t.
How did J.P. and Julia Michaels meet?
After receiving her degree, she remained in Oneonta, took a job at a local radio station, worked as a waitress on the side, and started dating J.P., a fast food fan.
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