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Julia Michaels sits with Nightline’s Chris Connelly to talk about her rise from songwriter to breakout artist.
JULIA MICHAELS quickly cemented herself as the biggest global breakthrough artist of 2017 with the release of her multiplatinum-selling debut single, “Issues.”
With worldwide consumption approaching 7 million, “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 debut artist this year. As a songwriter, she has co-written seventeen titles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, eleven of which have hit the Top 40, including “Issues.”
“Issues” reached #4 on both the iTunes US Top 200 Songs Chart and US Top Pop Songs Chart, and is the first song to reach the Top 5 at Top 40 radio by a debut artist with a 2017 release. “Issues” went Top 10 on iTunes in over 50 markets worldwide, and has been certified 3x platinum in Sweden, 2x platinum in the U.S., Norway, Australia, and Canada, and certified platinum in the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and Gold in Spain, France, Denmark, Brazil and Germany. This Summer, Michaels’ released NERVOUS SYSTEM, her self-professed debut “mini-album.” Upon its release, the seven-song set soared to #2 on iTunes’ US Top Pop Albums Chart.
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