Ingrid Michaelson is making waves across the music industry with her gentle, melodic voice
and thoughtful lyrics. She first became known at the national level when one of her songs was featured on the ABC drama Grey's
Anatomy. Since then, she has proved to her fans and the rest of the music world that she has staying power. Her original music
and R&B and pop covers have earned the singer thousands of hits on YouTube, propelling her career into the stratosphere.
though she remains committed to her indie status—never signing with a major label—she continues to top the charts
and find success in the saturated indie folk genre. She has found her voice and her niche in the music business and fans are
responding to her soul-stirring songs. She's currently on tour, performing music from her latest album and past projects.
She's making stops in Michigan and New York, and will continue to book more shows in the future.
Michaelson not only has a passion for music, but she also has a passion for helping people. Even though Michaelson isn't an
arena-filling artist, she has been successful in her endeavors. And because she has been blessed with success, she wants to
share her time and money with those in need. She has donated portions of her album sales to support charities like Stand Up
To Cancer, the victims of Hurricane Sandy and the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Michaelson
actually went a step further, adding the children's choir from the elementary school to a version of "Somewhere over the Rainbow."
She appeared on Good Morning America with the children's choir to perform that song in memory of the children who were killed
in the tragic shooting.
About the Artist
Ingrid Michaelson was born into an artistic family, who encouraged
her love of music and songwriting at an early age. Michaelson's Swedish father, Carl, was a composer and her mother Elizabeth
was a sculptor. The aspiring singer began taking piano lessons at the age of four and trained until the age of seven at the
Third Street Music School in Manhattan. She continued her work with the piano at a community center in Staten Island, where
she met vocal coach Elizabeth McCullough. After high school, Michaelson attended Binghamton University, where she earned a
degree in theater. During her time at the university, she was a part of an acapella group and an improv comedy group. While
she enjoyed her time on stage and singing with a group, she decided to pursue a solo music career instead.
musician began recording her own music in 2002, and posting it on the social media site MySpace. She also performed these
songs live in local coffee shops, cafes and small venues around New York City. She eventually collected enough money to put
out her first album on her own record label, Cabin 24 Records. She sold the album at her performances and made songs available
to listen to online.
In 2006, Michaelson released her second album, Girls and Boys, which caught the attention of a
producer from the hit ABC drama, Grey's Anatomy. After Michaelson's song was featured on the TV drama, record labels came
knocking on the singer's door. But, Michaelson was adamant about keeping the rights to her song, so she struck up a deal with
Original Signal Recordings that would help her market and distribute her records without retaining any legal hold over the
rights to her songs. She re-released Girls and Boys into the mainstream in 2007, and it found its way to the No. 63 spot on
the Billboard charts. Her fan base grew exponentially and critics raved about the indie singer.
Since then, the singer
has become one of the most popular indie singers in the business. She has collaborated with William Fitzsimmons, Greg Laswell
and Dan Romer, and has hit the top of the charts in several countries around the world including Ireland.
Ingrid Michaelson trained her whole life to become a singer and songwriter, but was never looking for the
big record deal or mainstream success. The young singer, like many indie folk singers before her, had something to say, and
music was a way to do it. Her honest and down-to-earth songs have struck a chord with music fans and she has become a music
sensation. Her first big break came when one of her songs was featured on Grey's Anatomy. The world suddenly took notice of
the singer. She gained a loyal following of fans and landed a dream record deal that allowed her to keep the rights to her
songs, while handing over marketing and distribution to a company better suited to handling the demand for her music. Since
then, the singer's popularity has continued to grow, and she has become a highly sought-after musical act.
When Ingrid Michaelson comes out on stage, she looks more like the girl in the coffee shop than the girl
who is headlining her own tour. There's no glitz or glamour with this humble singer. She's all about the music. Even though
her stage production is minimalistic, her music takes up the whole room. It is upbeat and gripping at the same time, and you
can't help but sing along. She accompanies herself on the piano or ukulele, and is joined by backup vocalists, an acoustic
guitarist and an electric guitarist who add another delicious layer to her already decadent music. Whether she's singing alone
or sharing the stage with pal Jason Mraz, Michaelson is as much fun to watch as she is to listen to.