The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome multi-platinum-selling artist and hit songwriter Julia Michaels to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on her latest release, Nervous System, and for a special performance. With the release of her hit debut single, “Issues,” Michaels is poised to make her name known as one of the best new artists of 2017. “Issues,” which is now a certified RIAA Double Platinum track, spent nearly 30 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Michaels follow-up single; “Uh Huh,” along with “Issues,” has helped lay the groundwork for her newest release, her self-professed “mini-album,” Nervous System. Upon its release, Nervous System soared to No. 2 on iTunes’ U.S. Top Pop Albums Chart and received glowing praise from Variety, Pitchfork and Time, among others. Prior to achieving success as a recording artist, Michaels made a name for herself in the industry as an A-list songwriter, working alongside artists such as Selena Gomez (“Good for You”), Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Ed Sheeran (“Dive”), Gwen Stefani (“Used To Love You”), Linkin Park (“Heavy”), and many more. With Nervous System, Michaels is breaking out on her own, and revealing a side of herself that fans have yet to see. All seven tracks take fans on a rollercoaster of emotions, delivering a glimpse into her personal experiences. With delicate piano tones, off-beat percussions, and the funky riffs you can only achieve from a synth, Nervous System has a little bit of everything.
Spotlight: Julia Michaels
In the Netflix original documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, Lady Gaga offers a vulnerable look at her life during one of the most pivotal periods in her career yet. Directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Chris Moukarbel (Banksy Does New York, Me at the Zoo), the film is shot in the style of cinema verité, giving viewers unfiltered, behind-the-scenes access as Gaga spends time with close friends and family members, records and releases her 2016 album Joanne, and deals with personal struggles. Moukarbel’s compelling portrait captures Lady Gaga’s life over an eight-month period. On top of professional triumphs, viewers see her cope with intense emotional and physical pain. Other moments reflect more ordinary aspects of her life, whether it’s attending a family christening, visiting her grandmother, or cooking and playing with her dogs at home. The film may help viewers understand how these experiences contribute to Gaga’s art – and how, in just a few years, the 5-foot-2 performer has become such a relatable and beloved figure worldwide. Join the GRAMMY Museum for a special free program featuring a screening of select clips from the film and a conversation with Director and Co-Producer Chris Moukarbel. The evening will be hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman.