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One Take: Julia Michaels On Movies, Songwriters, Texting & More
She's got "Issues," but her recent GRAMMY nominations aren't one of them.
Singer/songwriter Julia Michaels got her start in the business as a songwriter, penning hits for artists such as Gwen Stefani, Fifth Harmony, Selena Gomez, and Justin Bieber. But when it came to "Issues," Michaels just couldn't see herself letting another artist sing that personal tune.
"I just thought, 'I can't do that. I can't give this song to somebody'," Michaels explained. "That was my very first feeling of wanting to sing my own words."
The rest is history. "Issues" not only went on to became a smash hit, reaching No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, she's now up for both Song Of The Year and Best New Artist at the 60th GRAMMY Awards.
In the midst of preparing to attend the GRAMMYs as a first-time nominee, Michaels took some time to sit down and play an installment of One Take, GRAMMY.com's fun series that features your favorite artists answering as many rapid-fire questions as they can about music, life and everything in between in just one minute.
In this edition, find out how many questions Michaels answers in 60 seconds, and who her favorite songwriter of all time is, the last movie she watched, the last musician she texted, dating, and more.