While select musicians around the country woke up to good news Tuesday (Nov. 28) with the Grammy awards' 2018 nominations announcement, it was a bit different for Julia Michaels. The "Issues" singer and songwriter is currently on tour in Sydney, Australia, and was jolted awake in the middle of the night to find her manager just six inches from her face announcing the news, who then proceeded to jump on top of her and start crying.
"I was just like, 'What is happening right now?' It was so funny," Michaels tells Billboard of the understandably shocking experience. "Every artist dreams of being nominated for a Grammy. I was really nervous. I'm such a pessimist, I was like it's not going to happen, I want it to happen but it's not gonna happen, and I just decided last night I was gonna wake up like it's Christmas morning and I was either going to get the bike that I wanted or the pair of socks and I was just going to have to accept the outcome. And I was woken up early to the news and I just couldn't believe it. I still can't believe it, I'm still in shock."
With nominations in both the best new artist and song of the year ("Issues") categories, Michaels didn't just get the bike she wanted, she jokes she got "the bike and the scooter."