Imagine writing a hit for Justin Bieber. Or Selena Gomez... Or maybe Hailee Steinfeld? How about ALL
of those artists, plus more. That's exactly what singer-songwriter, Julia Michaels
, did, and now she's sliding out from behind the scenes and onto the glorious stage. Michaels wrote her first song, "Slow Down," for Selena Gomez when she was only 19, and now she's one of the most in-demand songwriters in the pop music world, co-writing a slew of hits alongside Justin Tranter, another high profile songwriter who has written songs for Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, and more in addition to fronting his own band, Semi Precious Weapons.
Now it's time for Michaels to have a slice of the spotlight and with only one song under her belt, she is owning it
. She just dropped her debut single, "Issues," to tons of critical acclaim. And she's not just getting love from critics - she's also getting an overwhelming amount of chart love: a spot on Top 40 Radio, almost 140 million streams on Spotify, Top 5 of iTunes Top Pop Songs Chart, and so much more (like receiving platinum certification status in Australia, Sweden, and Norway).
Julia Michaels is shaping up to be her own pop star, and a pretty damn good one at that. She has an EP coming out later this year but while we wait for that, we'll continue to add streams to her fire track, "Issues."
Over the past two years, JULIA MICHAELS has solidified herself as one of pop music's most in-demand songwriters, co-writing a string of Billboard Hot 100 hits alongside Justin Tranterincluding inescapable smashes like Justin Bieber's 'Sorry,' Selena Gomez's 'Good for You' [feat. A$AP Rocky], Hailee Steinfeld's 'Love Myself,' and more. Quickly becoming one of 2017's best new artists, JULIA MICHAELS' debut single, 'Issues,' has been certified platinum by the RIAA in just three months since its release, with global consumption crossing 2 million.
A breakthrough debut, "Issues" is the best-selling song by a new artist released in 2017, according to Nielsen Music. It is also the highest on-demand audio streaming song by a new artist released this year. The song has also become the ninth Top 40 hit JULIA MICHAELS has co-written on the Billboard Hot 100, marking her first as a solo artist.
'Issues' just hit #4 on both the iTunes Top 200 Songs Chart and US Top Pop Songs Chart. At radio, it's approaching Top 10 at Top 40 and is currently Top 20 at Hot AC. JULIA became the first new artist of the year whose debut single reached 100 million streams. The song entered the Top 10 on Spotify's Global Top 50 Chart and reached Top 15 on the US Top 50 Chart following its debut at #1 on the US Viral 50 Chart and #4 on the Global Viral Chart. What's more, the single is Top 10 on iTunes in over 35 markets worldwide, has been certified 2x platinum in Sweden and Norway, and certified platinum in Australia, Netherlands and Canada.
Critical applause remains unanimous. Billboard named her among its Artists to Watch in 2017, Apple proclaimed her a New Artist of the Week, and Forbes placed her on its 30 Under 30: Music list. Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly pegged her forthcoming album as part of its Most Anticipated Albums of 2017.