Having penned a series of Multiplatinum chart-topping hits, renowned songwriter Julia Michaels has signed a deal with Republic Records as a solo artist. Currently, she’s in the process of recording her debut EP for the label due out in early 2017.
About the signing, Republic Group President Charlie Walk said, “From the first day I met Julia it was clear that she was not just a writer, but a very unique artist. Her trademark vocals, writing prowess and musical vision puts her in a category all her own. We're thrilled to be a part of her upcoming journey and to share her art with the world."
Over the past two years, Michaels has solidified herself as one of pop music’s in-demand songwriters, co-writing a string of Billboard Hot 100 hits alongside Justin Tranter—including inescapable smashes like Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” [feat. A$AP Rocky], Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself” and more. To date, the songs Michaels has co-written exceed over eight billion streams, with the consumption equivalent of over 50 million songs sold worldwide.
Most recently, she performed “Carry Me” with Kygo at the 2016 Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Rio.
After relocating from Iowa, Julia Michaels spent her childhood in Santa Clarita, an L.A. suburb known for Magic Mountain, where she opted to be home-schooled in order to spend every free minute writing poetry and lyrics. She then met Tranter in 2013 and began the songwriting partnership.
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