Julia Michaels is an American singer-songwriter.
Julia Michaels was born in Davenport, Iowa and moved to Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, with her family. She began singing at age 12. In her late teens she met songwriters Joleen Belle and Lindy Robbins, with whom she wrote "Fire Starter" for Demi Lovato and "Miss Movin' On" for Fifth Harmony. Other credits include Selena Gomez's "Slow Down" and Nicole Scherzinger's "Run." ·
In 2010, at age 16, Michaels recorded her debut single "Born to Party," which aired on MTV's reality series The Hills and on ABC Family's The Lying Game. Later that year, she released a self-titled EP through SA Trackworks. In 2014, she was featured as the vocalist on the Cash Cash single "Surrender." In 2014 her vocals are also featured in the Borgeous singles "Wildfire" and "Invincible". In 2015 she collaborated again with Borgeous in the single "They Don't Know Us". Just recently she has collaborated, uncredited, with the popular artist Zedd in his 2015 album "True Colors," singing vocals in the songs "Straight Into the Fire" and "Daisy." She also co-wrote another track "Papercut"
In 2015, Julia Michaels featured in a Jason Derulo's song called "Trade Hearts" which is included in his album "Everything is 4" released in June 2, 2015.
Michaels has said her inspirations include Fiona Apple, Lisa Mitchell, Laura Marling, Missy Higgins, Paramore, Juliet Simms, Sarah Blasko, and The Fray.
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