Julia Michaels: Photos of the Radio Disney Music Awards Performer

Julia Michaels

23-year-old Julia Michaels may love the anonymity of being a songwriter, but she's slowly stepping into the spotlight with her impressive vocal chops. The singer will be performing her single "Issues" during tonight's awards ceremony, along with violinist Lindsey Stirling. Michaels was born in Davenport, Iowa, but moved to Santa Clarita with her family as a young girl. She started singing at 12, and in her late teens, Michaels met songwriters Joleen Belle and Lindy Robbins, with whom she wrote "Fire Starter" for Demi Lovato and "Miss Movin' On" for Fifth Harmony. At the 2016 closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Rio, Julia performed with Kygo-- that was just her second time performing. Click through our gallery to learn more about Julia Michaels. (Getty)