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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

    Lite Hits

    1 song

    Kids Pop

    1 song

Albums by
Ingrid Michaelson

Top Songs by
Ingrid Michaelson

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

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