New York songstress Ingrid Michaelson has been selected as VH1â€™s next artist â€œYou Oughta Know,â€ making her the first unsigned artist to be featured in the high-profile program. The station will also debut the Autumn de Wilde-directed video for her radio charting single â€œThe Way I Amâ€ .
â€œThe Way I Am,â€ featured in Old Navyâ€™s â€œFair Isleâ€ sweater commercial campaign in October, is currently the #24 Most Played Song at HOT AC â€“ rare and significant exposure for an unsigned artist. Support for this infectious first single off her album Girls & Boys (self-released on her own Cabin 24 Records) has also come from AAA radio, including Philadelphiaâ€™s WXPN where she is the â€œArtist of the Monthâ€ for November. Michaelson has the #1 most played song on WTMX in Chicago, where she is also being spun on WXRT and WLIT, making her the #1 artist in the city. â€œThe Way I Amâ€ is also among the top 10 most played at KYKY (St. Louis), KPLZ (Seattle), KRSK (Portland), and WKRQ (Cincinnati).
Since its physical release through Original Signal/RED on September 18th, Girls & Boys has charted on the Billboard Top 200 multiple times and topped the Heatseekers chart in mid-October. Digitally, the single â€œThe Way I Amâ€ has sold in excess of 180,000 copies on iTunes and to date, peaked as the #4 most downloaded single.
Prior to her recent radio success, most fans were introduced to Michaelsonâ€™s music through her television placements. After her management company â€“ which specializes in film/TV licensing â€“ discovered her via MySpace, four of her songs were featured in ABCâ€™s hit drama â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomyâ€ (including â€œKeep Breathing,â€ which played during the concluding scenes of last seasonâ€™s finale and is featured on the season three soundtrack), the CWâ€™s â€œOne Tree Hillâ€ and ABC Familyâ€™s â€œKyle XY.â€ Additionally, Michaelson has spent time as the #1 unsigned artist on MySpace, while her appearance on â€œLast Call With Carson Dalyâ€ was recently one of YouTubeâ€™s most watched music videos. As curiosity about her grows, Ingridâ€™s name and songs lyrics (to â€œThe Way I Amâ€ and â€œKeep Breathingâ€) have been among the top 50 searches on Google multiple times.
Ingrid recently wrapped a U.S. tour with Matt Nathanson and will return to New York City for a sold out homecoming at the Knitting Factory on November 16th with a second date added at the Bowery Ballroom on December 19th.
Ingrid Michaelson is on tour through the end of the year.
December 7 PHILADELPHIA, PA WXPN Radio at World CafÃ© Live
December 11 CHICAGO, IL Marters
December 12 ANN ARBOR, MI The Blind Pig
December 16 LOS ANGELES, CA Hotel Cafe
December 19 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom