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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

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Kids Pop

    1 song

    Lite Hits

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

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