This folk singer has everything going for her, and is going to "Be OK" in the world of indie folk music.
Ingrid Michaelson, the 34-year-old New York native, and her songs have been featured on many television programs, such as "Grey's Anatomy" and promotional material for "American Horror Story." Michaelson's biggest claim to fame is her hit 2007 song "The Way I Am," which was featured in an Old Navy clothing campaign.
Before offering chilly sweaters to future Old Navy customers, she released her debut album, "Slow The Rain,"in 2005. The second album, which is what catapulted Michaelson to fame was "Girls and Boys," which has the hit single "The Way I Am." Next for Michaelson came the 2008 album "Be OK." This album included songs such as the title track, "Keep Breathing," which was used during an episode of Grey's Anatomy when Sandra Oh's character was stood up at the altar, and "Can't Help Falling in Love," which was used during the trailer for "Like Crazy," which is the 2011 film which starred Anton Yelchin and pre-"Hunger Games" Jennifer Lawrence.
The next album, "Everybody," which included the hits "Everybody" and the only single from the album "Maybe." The album was released in the summer of 2009. Michaelson took an album release break from 2009 to 2012, when she released her fifth studio album, "Human Again," which has the singles "Ghost" and "Blood Brothers."
After "Human Again" and a two year hiatus of album release came the album of 2014 "Lights Out." This album seems to have the most collaborations with other artists, such as Mat Kearney and A Great Big World, the artists who brought you the Christina Aguilera ballad, "Say Something." The lead single from the album is "Girls Chase Boys," which has seen radio time in the recent weeks. Michaelson also collaborated with her husband Greg Laswell on the album as well.
Michaelson's tour, promoting her "Lights Out" album has recently scrapped it's remaining tour dates in the U.S., according to her Facebook, due to a family emergency.
Michaelson has shown the music world that even thought she may not be the cookie cutter pop star of today's age, she can still rumble with the best of them. Her single "Girls Chase Boys," reached the number five spot on the Billboard 200. As did her song "Human Again" from the 2012 album. Aside from the Billboard 200, Michaelson is also dominating the Adult Contemporary charts.
From her humble beginnings in 2005, to her humble continuing for many years to come, Michaelson is cementing her name in the indie folk books for years to come. It's safe to say many "Girls and Boys" are going to love Michaelson and her music just the way she is.