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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 comprising 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 a number of songwriting collaborations and guest appearances including Mat Kearney, A Great Big World, and then-husband Greg Laswell. In the spring of 2016, Michaelson teased her seventh album with the hooky breakup single "Hell No," which she co-wrote with country songwriters Barry Dean and Luke Laird. The album, It Doesn't Have to Make Sense, appeared in late August of that year. ~ 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

    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
    1 song

    Lite Hits

    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    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.   You and I
  11.   Time Machine
  12.   Soldier
  13.   Die Alone
  14.   Breakable
  15.   Wonderful Unknown
  16.   Keep Breathing
  17.   Sort Of
  18.   Hell No
  19.   Overboard
  20.   Over You by A Great Big World
  21.   Can't Help Falling In Love
  22.   Ribbons
  23.   Home
  24.   Glass
  25.   You Got Me
  26.   So Long
  27.   Mountain and the Sea
  28.   Snowfall
  29.   Oh What A Day
  30.   The Chain
  31.   Fire
  32.   Corner of Your Heart
  33.   Are We There Yet
  34.   The Hat
  35.   Celebrate
  36.   Miss America
  37.   Everyone is Gonna Love Me Now
  38.   Stick
  39.   Open Hands by Trent Dabbs
  40.   Keep Warm
  41.   Palm of Your Hand
  42.   How We Love
  43.   Parachute
  44.   Once Was Love
  45.   Masochist
  46.   Giving Up
  47.   Old Days
  48.   One Night Town
  49.   In the Sea
  50.   Blood Brothers
  51.   This is War
  52.   Men of Snow
  53.   Incredible Love
  54.   Far Away
  55.   Highway
  56.   December Baby
  57.   Handsome Hands
  58.   I'm Through
  59.   Locked Up
  60.   Over The Rainbow
  61.   [Untitled]
  62.   Starting Now
  63.   Black and Blue
  64.   Ready To Lose by Trent Dabbs
  65.   Warpath
  66.   Do It Now
  67.   Little Romance
  68.   Our Secret
  69.   Lady In Spain

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