BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE AT 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
“ISSUES” REMAINS BEST-SELLING SONG BY A NEW ARTIST RELEASED IN 2017
APPROACHING 4 MILLION IN GLOBAL CONSUMPTION
JULIA MICHAELS, the biggest global breakthrough artist of 2017, has released the highly anticipated follow-up to her multi-platinum selling debut single “Issues.”
Listen to “UH HUH” HERE!
Driven by bright acoustic guitars, “UH HUH” slips from a coy croon on the verses into an unshakable chant. It’s evocative of JULIA’s uncanny ability to transform pop through vivid lyricism and unpredictable melodies. With its playful production, sexy groove, and irresistible refrain, the new single will have you saying “UH HUH” in no time…
The release follows her breakout performance at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, where MICHAELS delivered a raw and emotional set- becoming one of the Top 5 most-tweeted moments from the Broadcast. Shortly after, “Issues” also soared up the iTunes chart, resulting in the largest sales increase by a female performer from the evening.
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JULIA MICHAELS is quickly cementing herself as the biggest global breakthrough artist of 2017 with the release of her multi-platinum selling debut single, “Issues.” With worldwide consumption approaching 4 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 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, and marks her first as a solo artist.
“Issues” reached #4 on both the iTunes Top 200 Songs Chart and US Top Pop Songs Chart, and is a Top 10 hit at Top 40 and Hot AC radio formats. 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 #2 on the Global Viral Chart. It also recently entered the Top 10 on the Shazam Chart (US). What’s more, the single entered the Top 10 on iTunes in over 40 markets worldwide, has been certified 2x platinum in Australia, Canada, Sweden and Norway, certified platinum in the U.S. and Netherlands, and certified gold in Italy, Spain and Denmark. With no sign of slowing down, “Issues” has been named a “song of the summer” contender by outlets such as FADER, W Magazine & Entertainment Weekly.
Critical applause remains unanimous. Billboard named MICHAELS among its “Artists to Watch in 2017,” Apple proclaimed her a “New Artist of the Week,” VEVO named her a “DSCVR Artist”, and Forbes placed her on its “30 Under 30: Music” list. Meanwhile, Entertainment Weeklypegged her forthcoming album as part of its “Most Anticipated Albums of 2017,” with Rolling Stone naming her one of their "Artists You Need to Know," and Stereogum hailing “Issues” as “the first great pop single of 2017.” MICHAELS has also recently been featured in ELLE’s“Women In Music” Issue, Marie Claire, V Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and more!
Prior to making her debut as a solo artist, JULIA MICHAELS solidified herself as one of pop music’s most in-demand songwriters, co-writing a string of Billboard Hot 100 hits alongside Justin Tranter including smashes like Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo “Close,” Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” [feat. A$AP Rocky] & “Hands To Myself,” Hailee Steinfeld “Love Myself,” Britney Spears “Slumber Party,” Gwen Stefani “Used To Love You” and, most recently, Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” and John Legend’s “Surefire.”
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