Francesca Battistelli (born May 18, 1985) is an Italian American Christian musician 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 16th most played song of 2008 on Christian radio stations according to R&R magazine. Francesca Battistelli has received her first Grammy Award 2009 nomination for "Best Gospel Performance" with her single Free To Be Me.