Juliann Johnson (Faucette) was born on November 25, 1989 in San Diego California. Born to her Mother, Carolyn, a gymnast, singer, and fitness professional, and her Father, Chuck, an NFL player and coach.
Juliann fell in love with music at a young age, playing the violin and singing in choirs all throughout grade school. Juliann was classically trained as a singer in opera and chorus songs. She held many solos in her school musicals and choir concerts. During her childhood, Juliann balanced life as an elite gymnast, dancer, singer and cheerleader as well. When she grew to 6 feet one summer, she knew it was time to try something new. After her first volleyball camp, Juliann quickly fell in love with the game and never looked back. She went on to make her high school team and by her junior year she received a scholarship to play for the University of Texas. After high school, volleyball took priority over singing and Juliann stopped training her voice, but continued to sing the National Anthem at many of her volleyball games, University of Texas baseball games and events such as the Hall of Honor. She was known as the “athlete who could sing.”
After her decorated college career, Juliann went on to play professional volleyball overseas, playing in many different countries around the globe. She was also a member of the US National team, having the opportunity to play with some of the best in the world.
During her time overseas, Juliann began to pick up singing once again. She was asked to sing for the Italian All-Star game, where she received the MVP Award for her outstanding play, and sang Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire" during the halftime show. She was noticed by an Italian DJ and was asked to co-write and record her first single, "What I Need" with the group The Italian Job. Soon after, she co-wrote and recorded her second single in Milan, Italy, titled "Fantasia." Both singles received much success in Italy.
Inspired by the success of her first two singles, Juliann decided to use her downtime to write and record her first EP, appropriately titled Complete. She wrote and recorded all music within a 5-month period. She has worked meticulously to find her own sound and used her unique vocal styling to create a body of work that she is very proud of. Complete was released in the spring of 2017 and is now available to stream everywhere.
A little inspiration from Juliann to her fans:
“Anything is possible. If you love something, go for it. Don’t limit yourself just because everyone else sees you as this one thing. If you never try, you’ll never know what you can accomplish. I aspire to create music that makes people happy. Most importantly, through my music and my play on the volleyball court, I aim to inspire you to be great at anything you decide to do.