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Ingrid Michaelson

With her piano-fueled songwriting, witty wordplay, and slight vocal vibrato, Ingrid Michaelson carried the tradition of the female singer/songwriter into the 21st century. Befitting a musician of the digital age, Michaelson first gained wide exposure not through sales but instead through tracks on soundtracks, including Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill. Born and raised on New York's Staten Island to an artist mother and classical composer father, she began exploring music with piano lessons at the age of four. After college, she toured with a national theater troupe and spent her free time writing songs, later compiling them into an online-distributed recording entitled Slow the Rain. Michaelson blazed her own trail by independently issuing her proper debut, the engaging Girls and Boys, in 2006; following the inclusion of her music in several episodes of Grey's Anatomy, she then released a remastered version of the album on her own Cabin 24 Records in January 2007. Three months later, she won a national songwriting contest sponsored by Mountain Stage, a radio program produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed worldwide. "The Way I Am" was then picked up by Old Navy, who used it to soundtrack one of their clothing commercials, and Michaelson began making headlines as one of the country's most promising independent artists. A benefit project comprised of live recordings, new songs, and rarities, Be OK was released in 2008. Michaelson joined the Hotel Cafe Tour that fall in support of the album, whose proceeds went toward cancer research; she later toured Europe alongside Jason Mraz. For her "proper" follow-up to Girls and Boys, Michaelson retreated to a Manhattan studio alongside producer Dan Romer. Forty newly composed songs were whittled down to a total of 12, with more emphasis being paid to the songwriter's peppier material. Featuring a string section on several songs, 2009's Everybody proved to be Michaelson's most expansive, confident effort to date, and she followed its release with another cross-country fall tour. In 2012, she returned with her fifth studio album, Human Again, with production from David Kahne (Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor, Stevie Nicks, the Bangles) and featuring the single "Ghost." It earned critical praise and performed better on the charts than any of her previous albums. The follow-up, Lights Out, appeared in April 2014, featuring 14 originals and including several guest appearances, including Greg Laswell, Mat Kearney, and A Great Big World. ~ Katherine Fulton & Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Ingrid Michaelson

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    9 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    4 songs

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    4 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    1 song

    Acoustic Rock

    1 song

    Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    New Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    Lite Hits

    1 song

    Kids Pop

    1 song

Albums by
Ingrid Michaelson

Top Songs by
Ingrid Michaelson

  1.   Song
  2.   The Way I Am
  3.   Girls Chase Boys
  4.   Be OK
  5.   Ghost
  6.   Maybe
  7.   Winter Song by Sara Bareilles
  8.   Everybody
  9.   Afterlife
  10.   Time Machine
  11.   Soldier
  12.   You and I
  13.   Wonderful Unknown
  14.   Breakable
  15.   Die Alone
  16.   Keep Breathing
  17.   Sort Of
  18.   Parachute
  19.   The Chain
  20.   Can't Help Falling In Love
  21.   Home
  22.   Little Romance
  23.   Over You by A Great Big World
  24.   Masochist
  25.   Everyone is Gonna Love Me Now
  26.   Giving Up
  27.   Oh What A Day
  28.   One Night Town
  29.   You Got Me
  30.   Blood Brothers
  31.   The Hat
  32.   Stick
  33.   Open Hands by Trent Dabbs
  34.   Are We There Yet
  35.   Highway
  36.   Corner of Your Heart
  37.   Starting Now
  38.   Lady In Spain
  39.   Our Secret
  40.   Ready To Lose by Trent Dabbs
  41.   Handsome Hands
  42.   Warpath
  43.   Into You
  44.   So Long
  45.   Mountain and the Sea
  46.   Men of Snow
  47.   Locked Up
  48.   Overboard
  49.   Without You
  50.   Once Was Love
  51.   Snowfall
  52.   [Untitled]
  53.   Glass
  54.   Far Away
  55.   Incredible Love
  56.   December Baby
  57.   Over The Rainbow
  58.   A Bird's Song
  59.   I'll See You in My Dreams
  60.   Mosquito
  61.   Empty Bottle
  62.   Morning Lullabies
  63.   Porcelain Fists
  64.   Charlie
  65.   Around You
  66.   Let Go
  67.   Fire
  68.   This is War
  69.   Do It Now
  70.   I'm Through
  71.   Black and Blue
  72.   Ribbons
  73.   How We Love
  74.   Palm of Your Hand
  75.   In the Sea
  76.   Keep Warm
  77.   End of World
  78.   Live It With Love
  79.   Live With It
  80.   [Untitled]
  81.   [Untitled]
  82.   All Love
  83.   My Darling
  84.   When I Go
  85.   (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You
  86.   Skinny Love
  87.   Wonderful Unknown by Greg Laswell
  88.   You Got Me by Storyman
  89.   One Night Town by Mat Kearney
  90.   Hell No

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