The 30-second ad played on the major networks and most prime-time shows for a few days.
In 2006, Michaelson independently put out her second album, Girls and Boys.
The album, like her previous music, was streamed on Myspace.
A music producer from the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy found her music online.
Ingrid Ellen Michaelson (born December 8, 1979) is an American singer and songwriter.
Her first album, Slow the Rain, was released in 2005, and she has since released five more albums, Girls and Boys, Be OK, Everybody, Human Again, and her most recent, Lights Out. Michaelson took up piano at age four, and trained until seven at Manhattan's Third Street Music School, continuing for many more years at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island's Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute.
Her two highest-charting singles are "The Way I Am" and "Girls Chase Boys," at No. While there she met vocal coach Elizabeth Mc Cullough, who worked with her through high school.
While at Binghamton University she was a member of the Binghamtonics, a co-ed a cappella group, as well as the Pappy Parker Players, an improv comedy group, and the theatre repertory company under Sue Peters.
After being contacted by the music producer, Michaelson began to be approached by several record companies.
Wanting to retain all of the rights she had as an independent artist, Michaelson developed a deal with Original Signal Recordings, acting as the marketing and distribution arm for Michaelson's label.