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Ingrid Michaelson

Songwriter, Artist
"Girls Chase Boys," "The Way I Am," "Parachute"

Songwriter, Artist - "Girls Chase Boys," "The Way I Am," "Parachute, " "Afterlife"

Born in New York City and raised by her mother, a sculptor, and her father, a classical composer, Ingrid Michaelson has artistry in her DNA. At four she began taking piano lessons but it wasn’t until after she graduated college with a degree in musical theatre and was touring the country in a theater troupe that she began to write the dreamy, pensive-but-poppy songs that would connect with millions. Her music taps into universal themes like self-doubt, betrayal, and of course love, but her spirit is fiercely indie; all of Ingrid's music is released on the label she founded, Cabin 24 Records which has sold one million albums and over 6 million singles to date. In the past year, Ingrid has vaulted from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to a bona-fide pop star. Her fifth studio album, Lights Out (Cabin 24/Mom+Pop), was her highest charting debut yet, bowing at No. 4 upon its release this spring and building on the successful debuts of her two previous records, Human Again (No. 5), in 2012 and Everybody (No. 18), released in 2009. Lights Out’s debut single “Girls Chase Boys” spent 20 weeks on Billboard’s Top 100, became her first Top 40 hit and introduced her to a whole new audience. As The Wall Street Journal noted unambiguously in their recent feature story, “Michaelson is a star now… Prepare to never hear her sing alone in public again.” Helping others has always been a guiding force for Ingrid. She is fortunate to have lent her voice and her talent in support of worthy organizations including: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, DoSomething.org, Malaria No More, Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation, Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund and VH1 Save The Music Foundation.