Francesca Battistelli is an American Christian musician from New York that released her first album in 2004. Francesca was born in a very musical family and she was involved in musical theater from a young age. After her performance of “The Secret Garden” on Broadway when she was only six years old, she decided that she wanted to spend her whole life performing.
When she was 15, she became a member of an all girls pop group called Bella which combined Francesca’s two favorite things: singing and dancing. In 2004, her first album, “Just a Breath”, was released as an independent album. In 2008, she released a short four song album called “I’m Letting Go” that was included on her next album “My Paper Heart” which was released later in 2008. “My Paper Heart” was number 1 on iTunes in July and was in the top 10 Christian albums for 4 weeks.
The songs from “My Paper Heart” became very popular and well known. Her song “Free to Be Me” received a Grammy nomination in 2009 and “It’s Your Life” was featured on several television shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, The Hills, and Jon & Kate Plus 8.