FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI: Francesca Battistelli was born on May 18th, 1985 and is an American Christian musician, sing-songwriter, and recording artist from New York City, New York. She was originally an independent artist and had released an independent album, Just a Breath, in 2004. Her first studio album on Fervent Records, My Paper Heart, was released on July 22, 2008. Her first single, I’m Letting Go, was released to radio stations in spring of 2008 and has charted on national Christian CHR charts since then. The song was the 16yh most played song of 2008 on Christian radio stations according to R&R magaine. Battistelli received her first Grammy Award nomination in 2009, for Best Gospel Performance with her single, Free to be Me.