Bio

Ingrid Michaelson (born 8th December 1979) is a U.S. singer-songwriter whose single "The Way I Am" reached number thirty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. She took up piano at the age of five, attending Manhattan's Third Street Music School for two years, going on to the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island's Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute. There she met vocal coach Elizabeth McCullough, who worked with her through high school. She is a graduate of Staten Island Technical High School and Binghamton University, where she received a degree in theatre. Her influences range from Fiona Apple to Coldplay. She regularly appears at Manhattan venues such as The Knitting Factory, CBGB's Gallery, Bar 169, The Sidewalk Cafe, Kenny's Castaways, and Pianos. She began recording music in 2002, releasing Slow the Rain independently in January of 2005. In 2006, Ingrid released her second album Girls and Boys. Her music has recently enjoyed a bit more commercial success with songs like "Breakable" and "Keep Breathing" being featured on ABC show Grey's Anatomy, as well as a 2007 Old Navy commercial being set to her song "The Way I Am". http://www.ingridmichaelson.com/

Reviews

Ingrid Michaelson: Lights Out | PopMatters

Beginning with her 2010 single "Parachute", Ingrid Michaelson began the transformation from singer/songwriter to pop chanteuse. Over the course of her carefully choreographed career, Michaelson went from MySpace discovery to ukulele-wielding kewpie doll and piano balladeer. With every step, Michaelson's commercial appeal has benefited from lucrative placements ranging from an Old Navy ad ("The Way I Am") to TV soundtracks (Grey's Anatomy, Parenthood, Ugly Betty) and a cross-promotion with... Read More »

Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out - Album Review - AbsolutePunk.net

Hint: Follow a reviewer to be notified when they post reviews.Author's Rating No one has rated this album. You can be the first. Ingrid Michaelson - Lights OutIngrid Michaelson - Lights OutRelease Date: April 15, 2014 Record Label: Cabin 24 Records Of all of the female artists in modern mainstream pop, arguably none of them are easier to like (or rather, more difficult to dislike) than Ingrid Michaelson... Read More »

Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out (album review ) | Sputnikmusic

Review Summary: You and me we got this, you and me we're beautiful Last week I came across a Newsweek interview of Ingrid Michaelson from 2009 in which she candidly expressed, "I get by, I fool people....they think I'm a lot better than I am." She then admits that while she can produce some basic chords for the piano, ukulele, and guitar - she's actually "not that good" at any of them... Read More »

Lights Out - Ingrid Michaelson | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic

Ingrid Michaelson's sixth studio album, 2014's Lights Out, is a polished, well-produced effort that magnifies all of the sounds and lyrical themes she's been working with since breaking through with 2007's Girls and Boys. Michaelson even seems to reference that album with her Lights Out lead single, the infectious "Girls Chase Boys... Read More »

Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out - Album Review - AbsolutePunk.net

Of all of the female artists in modern mainstream pop, arguably none of them are easier to like (or rather, more difficult to dislike) than Ingrid Michaelson. She writes catchy and quirky songs with pristine pop sensibilities, but she never gets bogged down in plasticized overproduction like Katy Perry or Lady Gaga do. She works with outside producers and songwriters, but she never feels like she's shamelessly baiting mainstream radio like Rihanna does... Read More »

Album Review: Ingrid Michaelson - Everybody (Cabin 24 Records) | CMU: Complete Music Update

Already fairly well known in her own home across the big pond, New York-based bespectacled hottie Ingrid Michaelson is looking to replicate that success in Europe and the UK with the release of sophomore album 'Everybody'. Don't let the rather bland cover fool you - this isn't exactly another mild, listless contemporary adult pop album (contemporary adult pop?! Jesus Christ, there's a phrase that makes me shudder) - I promise you, Ingrid is a little more Regina than Norah... Read More »

Ingrid Michaelson - Human Again (from bbc)

Although she's part of the female pop intelligentsia (see also: Fiona Apple, Kate Havnevik, Keren Ann and Regina Spektor), Staten Island's Ingrid Michaelson has taken a very 21st century route to mass acceptance. Her music has graced television programmes including Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill, films and commercials for Google Chrome and Ritz crackers. Cheryl Cole notched up a top five single with a version of Michaelson's Parachute... Read More »

Ingrid Michaelson - Human Again (from sputnikmusic)

Summary: Emotive music signifying nothing. When I first heard that Ingrid Michaelson was to team up with producer David Kahne for her fourth studio album, I could barely contain my excitement. The prospect of the talented songstress working alongside one of the chief engineers behind Imogen Heap's early career success was quite delectable, and the subsequent release of 'Ghost' as a single only served to whet my growing appetite... Read More »

Ingrid Michaelson - Human Again (from absolutepunk)

Release Date: January 24th, 2012 "Open heart surgery That is what you do to me Cut me up, set me free That is what you do to me..." - "Fire" It's fitting and equally poetic that those aforementioned lyrics are the very first words that are able to be deciphered whilst audiences become engrossed within the midst of a thunderous storm of cinematic instrumentation, each note signaling the arrival of the fiercest of album openers, "Fire"... Read More »

Ingrid Michaelson - Human Again (from sputnikmusic)

Summary: Emotive music signifying nothing. When I first heard that Ingrid Michaelson was to team up with producer David Kahne for her fourth studio album, I could barely contain my excitement. The prospect of the talented songstress working alongside one of the chief engineers behind Imogen Heap's early career success was quite delectable, and the subsequent release of 'Ghost' as a single only served to whet my growing appetite... Read More »

News

Ingrid Michaelson & Husband Greg Laswell Have Separated

Singer <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span> and her musician husband Greg Laswell have separated. Watch <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span>'s 'Time Machine' Video With Rainn Wilson & More Primetime Comedians The couple shared the news with a joint statement Friday (Feb. 27). "After careful consideration, and with mutual respect, we have decided to separate," they told People. "We ask for privacy as we navigate this time in our lives." The two have been married since August 2011, but have reportedly been separated for months. <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span> & Husband Greg Laswell Have Separated Read More »

Trent Dabbs, 'World on Time' [Exclusive Premiere]

sharing one of the new tracks with Taste of Country readers first. Dabbs is not only an artist, he is also a songwriter and producer. His latest album, 'Believer,' is set to drop on Feb. 10, and it comes on the heels of a very successful year for Dabbs, who co-wrote six songs on <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span>'s latest release, 'Lights Out,' including its lead single, 'Girls Chase Boys.' His songs have also been featured on the hit TV show 'Nashville.' He co-wrote 'Don't Put Dirt on My Grave,' which was featured in a major story arc with Hayden Panettiere's character and also appeared on the album 'Nashville: On the Record.' Read More »

MISTY EDWARDS' LITTLE BIRD SOLO OFFERING REACHES NO. 1 ON ITUNES

Little Bird is being lauded by critics far and wide: "Misty pours her heart out in every single song which allows listeners to eavesdrop on her expressing her deep feelings, insecurities, and desires for holiness directly to God...If you like indie-pop style 'gourmet' singer-songwriters Sara Bareilles, <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span>, Regina Spektor and Audrey Assad, you need to check out Little Bird by Misty Edwards...This entire album is loaded with relatable lyrics, incredible singing and prayerful themes about what it means to be a child of God. Musically, the album features a great mix of laid-back Read More »

The Jewbadours' The Last Schmaltz Will Take Place Tonight (Members of Scissor Sisters, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Twisted Sister and More Set to Appear)

Ari Hest, Julian Velard, Toby Lightman, Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister), Rosi Golan, Allie Moss (<span>Ingrid Michaelson</span>) Jamie McClean (Brett Dennen/Dirty Dozen Brass Band/Jamie McLean Band) and Chrissi Poland (Scissor Sisters/Bette Midler) are among the special guests slated to perform at The Jewbadours' The Last Schmaltz this evening. The performance, which will feature hits and lesser known classics of the late '70s and early '80s through the prism of the New York Jewish experience, will take place at New York's Highline Ballroom this evening. Other confirmed guests include: Amanda Brown Read More »

Jack Antonoff, Lake Street Dive, Lucius and More Perform at Benefit for Homeless Youth

Ally Coalition along with the rest of fun., introduced the night while comedian Eliot Glazer served as the show's MC. Of note, the show included two or three song performances by Guster--making their only 2014 New York City appearance--Lake Street Dive, Andrew McMahon, Lucius and <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span>. During his two-song set, McMahon brought out his former Something Corporate guitarist William Tell to accompany him on "Swim." Bleachers closed the show with a four-song acoustic set including their chart-topping debut single "I Wanna Get Better." At the end of their performance, Bleachers Read More »

20 Covers Of Radiohead's "Creep," Rated

the original. But "significant" doesn't necessarily equate "not perplexing." I'm not sure what attracts a band like Blues Traveler to play "Creep," or how the jam-y rhythms and harmonica solos make any sense. But either way, this is something that exists in the world. The "Coffeehouse" Award -- <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span> With a band with the stature of Radiohead, and a song with the stature of "Creep," you're bound to get to the point where you're ubiquitous enough that one of your famous songs will get this kind of treatment. The too-cute, too-proficient-without-feeling kind of vibe, the kind of thing that you hear and assume it was made specifically for a coffee shop soundtrack. <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span>'s version fills the role here. The "Take Me To Church" Award -- Macy Gray This might be the most surprising cover I came across. Macy Gray decides to do "Creep," and it's one of my favorites out there. Each time I heard some other cover go into the normal guitar intro, I just cringed -- didn't anyone have an idea of how to do something a little different with the song? Gray's version has organ drones front and center, pushing those famous pre-chorus guitar slashes into ghostly echoes in the backdrop. It could Read More »

Lake Street Dive and Guster Added to The Ally Coalition's Talent Show

Lake Street Dive and Guster will join the lineup for The Ally Coalition Talent Show in New York City on December 2. The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the LGBTQ homeless youth in New York, will also feature performances and appearances from Bleachers, Lena Dunham, Janeane Garofalo, Andrew McMahon, <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span> and more. The Ally Coalition as founded by Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and fun. along with Andrew Dost and Nate Reuss of fun. as well as designer Rachel Antonoff. Tickets to the show are $77 with VIP and meet and greet options available and can be purchased here. Lake Street Dive and Read More »

Watch Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Rock Out to The 1975 in L.A.

attendance during concert, according to Perez Hilton. Swift is no stranger to giving fans a peek into her celebrity-filled outings. Back in July, the pop superstar posted numerous photos of her fabulous 4th of July weekend, during which she spent time baking pies and setting off fireworks with celebrity girlfriends <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span>, Lena Dunham and Emma Stone. Swift and Gomez are scheduled to perform at the American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 23). The show airs live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre on Nov. 23. ABC will broadcast at 8 p.m. eastern. Watch Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Rock Out to The 1975 Read More »

The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Fifth Harmony to Spandau Ballet

brings back everything that made it danceable on "This Is the Love," touting a thick sax, Tony Hadley's syrup-and-silk delivery and poppy drum work. The twist? There's also a James Bond theme vibe mixed in. --Andrew FlanaganIngrid Michaelson Embraces 'Intellectual Poppiness' on 'Lights Out' Album <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span> "Afterlife" Cabin 24/Mom+Pop/Red Michaelson emjoyed a revival this year with the Billboard Hot 100 mainstay "Girls Chase Boys" and has moved on to her next snappy paean, letting an earworm whistle melody take the lead. "Afterlife" lacks the bite of its predecessor, but with its Read More »

The Week In Pop: On Slipknot's #1 Album And Hard Rock's Looming Extinction

like something from Taylor Swift's soon-to-be-#1 album 1989, so maybe it will perform better than the criminally slept-on "BO$$," easily one of the year's 20 best singles. "Sledgehammer" isn't in that class, but it doesn't namecheck the First Lady either, so maybe it has a shot. <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span> - "Afterlife" Longtime pop-rock singer-songwriter type <span>Ingrid Michaelson</span> once struck me as a poor man's Sara Bareilles, which isn't saying much. But her stupendously hook-laden single "Girls Chase Boys" routinely had me turning up my radio dial last summer and pondering who the singer might be. Read More »

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