Issues Julia Michaels
Song Title: Issues
Artist: Julia Michaels
Date of release: 13th of January 2017
Description: ” Issues ” is by Julia Michaels ( Julia Carin Cavazos ), the American singer and songwriter. Julia started singing at the age of twelve. She has co-writing credits for songs by Demi Lovato Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber, Rita Ora and Ed Sheeran.
The song was written by Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Benny Blanco and Stargate. Production for the single was by Benny Blanco and Stargate.
Justin is an American musician, songwriter and designer. In addition to being the lead singer of New York based rock band Semi Precious Weapons, Justin has written for a variety of artists like Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Linkin Park, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Hard Rock Sofa and Fall Out Boy.
Benny Blanco ( Benjamin Levin ) is a songwriter, record producer, musician, keyboardist, remixer and record label owner. Benny has worked with many of today’s top recording artists as a writer, co-writer, producer or co-producer, these include Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Rihanna.
Stargate are a New York based, Norwegian Grammy Award winning record producing and songwriting team. Made up of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, they work with artists in R&B, pop, dance-pop, Europop and hip hop.
” Issues ” was released on the 13th of January 2017 by record label Republic ( Universal Music Group ), the song is to appear on her EP titled Nervous System.
Many artists showed interest in recording the song, however Julia felt the need to keep the song for herself. In an interview with Thomas Smith of nme.com Julia explained the reason why she decided to record the song herself ” I’m a songwriter, so I’m not a precious person when it comes to sharing music. But there was some type of emotion missing when other people sang it. It’s about a big fight with a partner, so it wasn’t their story – it was mine. After I wrote that song it was a turning point and made me want to perform these songs as an artist in my own right. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Tabitha Denholm. The london based director started out as a model, signing to Storm Models when she was just 17. Tabitha went on to appear in music videos for Pulp and Ace of Base. As a director she has worked with Jennifer Hudson, Florence + The Machine, Tiësto, Jessie J and Haim.
The male role in the video was played by actor Alex Koch. Alex was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for appearing in ” Under The Dome “, the Stephen King CBS series.
” Issues ” has been a commercial success for Julia. In the United States the song reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, to date it has spent 17 weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 2nd of February 2017 and reached a peak of number 10. It spent 2 weeks in the top ten and to date has spent 17 weeks on the UK chart.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 12
UK Highest Chart Position: 10
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 5, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 36, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 8, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 22, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 17, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 35, Denmark (Tracklisten) 3, France (SNEP) 84, Germany (Official German Charts) 29, Hungary (Single Top 40) 38, Ireland (IRMA) 11, Italy (FIMI) 52, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 22, Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 19, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 20, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 11, Norway (VG-lista) 3, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 41, Portugal (AFP) 20, Russia Airplay (Tophit) 341, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 7, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 54, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 11, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 28
Official Website: N/A
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/juliamichaelsofficial
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/JuliaMichaels