Who Is?/Official Hype Irene Michaels - Josie Awards

Published on May 28th, 2024 | by Charles Myambo


Dazzling Pop Sensation and Artist of the Year Nominee Irene Michaels

MUSIC is a perennial artform that has been around for several millennia. In each era, we as mankind have always relied on this remarkable artform to enable us to “feel” and to be “expressive”. Whether it is igniting “euphoria” or simply fostering “grief”, music often allows us to convey our innermost feelings. In many cases, music also plays a pivotal role in influencing the overall mood and demeanor of the listener. This in turn bestows such a monumental responsibility on artists to be conscious of how their music may positively or negatively impact their audience. Unfortunately, very few artists nowadays are cognizant of this and even fewer artists embrace this responsibility. However, there are still a few exemplary artists who not only embrace this responsibility but actually desire it! One such artist is the tremendously gifted and multi-award-winning IRENE MICHAELS

Irene Michaels

Irene wholeheartedly understands the sheer power and impact that music can have on listeners. At its finest, music can exude positive emotions of hope, motivation, encouragement, and love. On the contrary, music can also inhibit positive emotions and incite feelings synonymous with anger, sorrow, and immorality! The knowledge of this is a major component behind the style of music Irene puts out. She’s inherently geared towards creating pulsating music that is both uplifting and entertaining in nature. Her music provides a beautiful blend between “good substance” and “entertainment”. Songs such as “What the World Needs Now” truly typify what Irene stands for! Throughout this uptempo and melodious pop song, Irene encourages her audience to be more LOVING and CARING while impressively retaining a captivating rhythmic flow from start to finish! 

Over the past few years, the songstress has been the architect of numerous masterpieces. One of her most recent gems is the riveting hit single known as “I LIKE RAIN“. This song has it all! The vocals are impeccable, the visuals are stunning, the melody is remarkable and of course, the creativity is simply unmatched. Above all, the hook “I Like Rain” is both playful and irresistibly catchy! Factoring in all this, it should come as no surprise that the hit single notched up the 2023 Josie Award for “Pop Single Song of the Year”. 2023 would prove to be a massive year for Irene as she dropped yet another instant classic with “What the World Needs Now”. It would certainly be an understatement to say she was on fire throughout 2023. That said, the preceding year was just as impressive if not more! In 2022, the musical sensation mesmerized her audience with a plethora of hits as well as some eye-catching LIVE performances. One of her standout showcases that year, was her stunning performance at “Le Piano”, which garnered widespread admiration from fans and peers alike.

When listening to just about anything this songstress puts out, it becomes very evident why she has been the recipient of quite a few prestigious music awards. Not only did she receive the aforementioned “2023 Josie Award” but she has been nominated for it yet again in 2024. This time round, the nomination is for an even bigger accolade which is the “2024 Josie Award Artist of The Year (Pop/Dance/Contemporary)“. In addition to this, Irene has also emerged as a strong candidate for a Grammy Award nomination.

Aside from Pop, Irene Michaels has also won the “Get Out Award for House Music Artist of the Year”! Her musical fluidity and versatility are often showcased by the ability she has to seamlessly incorporate other genres in her songs. She also does a sublime job of mixing the traditional Pop sound with a dash of contemporary flair which makes her music appealing to a variety of listeners regardless of age group. Moreover, her music permeates conventional genres, ethnic boundaries, racial lines and genders. She is quite simply a breath of fresh air





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(@BigChaz14 on Twitter) is a columnist and correspondent for industry leader, The Hype Magazine. He is also well known for being a multiple genre #1 Amazon best selling author. In addition to that, Charles is a credentialed journalist as seen in Muck Rack & Press Reader and he is also a highly touted celebrity news correspondent. Moreover, Charles is an international celebrity host and interviewer who has been covered by some of the world's biggest publications. At present, his interviews have been covered by credible journalistic outlets such as Medium, Flipboard, Press Reader, Muck Rack and many others. He is also a columnist for huge African newspapers such as NewsDay, Daily News, iHarare, ZiFM Stereo (radio station), H-Metro, The Financial Gazette as well as several other European and American publications. (@charlesmyambo on Instagram)

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