Julia Michaels Recalls Her First-Ever BBMAs Performance & Writing 'Okay' With LANY: Watch

Julia Michaels caught up with Billboard’s Desire Thompson on the red carpet at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (May 1), recalling the first time she ever performed at the event and her intense songwriting session with LANY.

Asked what her most memorable Billboard moment has been to date, Michaels says that the post poignant thing she can think of is performing at the BBMAs in 2017.  

It was my first live performance of ‘Issues’ and I was so scared,” she confesses. “I literally was panicking on stage, so to be back here and feel a little bit more confident…just evolving and growth. It’s really cool. It’s nice to be here.”

Michaels also opens up about the process of writing “Okay” with LANY, noting that it was the first song they ever wrote together. “He was going through a lot of stuff and so was I, and we both just sort of poured out all of our emotions to each other,” she says. “And in like two hours, we had written this song together and now it’s out in the world and it’s really cool.”

You can watch the full video interview with Julia Michaels above.

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