The ukulele, this musical instrument of Hawaiian origin, is the favorite of many stars. For some artists like Julia Nunes, the instrument itself is at the heart of their art.
Who is she ?
Julia Nunes (pronounced "nounz"), was born on January 3, 1989 in Fairport, New York. The New York-born singer is now one of the most famous ukulele players in the world. Julia Nunes became known for the great success she had managed to garner on the Internet. Indeed, it has been able to attract the attention of the general public by its presence on the MySpace site and especially on YouTube. It is on the latter that she will succeed in demonstrating her talent at the ukulele and singing with her remarkable voice, by publishing videos of covers of songs or her songs that she herself composed.
His beginnings in music and the ukulele
The radiant Julia Nunes has been able to express her talent and artistry since her early childhood. Indeed, the singer from Fairport is part of a family of musicians. She is therefore well surrounded and was able to draw inspiration from her father, who is both a pianist and a composer of songs for children. Julia Nunes' grandparents are no exception, because while one of her grandfathers was a former jazz pianist, the other was a Portuguese music composer.
Julia Nunes then lived in an environment where music was more of a passion, and she began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. It was during her teenage years that she decided to play the guitar. Julia Nunes started writing her own songs at the young age of 14, and it was in 2005 (at the age of 16) that she started playing the ukulele. The melodica is also one of the musical instruments that Julia Nunes played during her childhood.
Julia Nunes on YouTube
Julia Nunes, with her ukulele, became famous on YouTube, where she publishes her own original songs, as well as her covers. Active on the platform since March 2006, she is now followed by more than 229 people on the platform and her fans around the world. It is therefore on YouTube that the fabulous Julia Nunes demonstrates her talent for playing the ukulele, with her very distinguished voice, and her poignant lyrics that provoke reflection.
The ukulele prodigy has been able to release 6 albums so far, namely:
- “Left Right Wrong” (12 songs), in 2007;
- “I Write These” (19 songs in total), in 2008;
- “I Think You Know”, in 2010 ;
- "Settle Down" (18 songs), in 2012;
- “Some Feelings” (11 songs), in 2015;
- “UGHWOW” (6 songs), in 2019.
All Julia Nunes albums were released under the same label Rude Butler Music, with the exception of his fourth album "Settle Down", produced under the label Mordomo Records. Apart from these albums, Nunes also had great success for her cover songs, which she posted on Youtube.