Irene Michaels Nominated For “Female Rising Star Of The Year” At The 2023 Josie Awards


Entertainment industry icon Irene Michaels has just been nominated for “Female Rising Star Of The Year” at the 2023 Josie Awards. She is taking over the music world with the release of her incredible new single “I Like Rain” which is now available worldwide through the Motown of House music label TRAX Records. 

Irene Michaels is a lifelong entertainer, entrepreneur, and accomplished equestrian, who has made it a priority to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. She discovered her passion for dance at the age of eleven and went on to a career as a dancer, model, actress, owner of a successful modeling agency, and producer. She is widely recognized as a beauty and luxury lifestyle expert. Since 2008, her popular website, I On the Scene, has continued to share the full scoop on entertainment, culture, and fashion to readers worldwide. 

As an actress, she appeared in television, film, theater, and a recurring role in the popular daytime soap opera General Hospital.  Her film roles include Mickey One, Straight Talk, Cold Night Into Dawn, and River Made to Drown In.  In addition, she appears as herself in the documentary, Live at Mister Kelly’s.  Irene was also an Executive Producer of the docudrama, Betrayal: When the Government Took Over the Teamsters Union.

Since 2008, her popular website, I On the Scene, has continued to share the full scoop on entertainment, beauty, and luxury lifestyle to readers worldwide.  Released under her signature brand, “I On…”, her debut book, I On Beauty – Living Beautifully and Luxuriously Beyond 50, Irene shares a lifetime of lessons in a guide to staying healthy and youthful. I On Beauty quickly became an international best seller.

Irene is a singer, songwriter, musician and plays the guitar.  She is an active member of Chicago Cabaret Professionals.  She has performed as a vocalist in many venues, including Winter’s Jazz Club, Davenport’s, Le Piano, The Arcada Theatre, The Chicago Fine Arts Building, The Jazz Showcase, and her One Woman Show made its debut at the iconic Don’t Tell Mama cabaret in NYC in June of 2022.  Irene is also the lead singer and frontperson for Chicago-based SELL OUT sensation the OUR HOUSE BAND, produced by her Tony Award-winning husband, Arny Granat.

The Josie Music Awards is the largest award show within the independent music industry. The Josie Awards is known for its grand, glamorous red-carpet, memorable award presentations, spectacular live performances, legendary recognitions, special presentations, and the positive, supportive atmosphere. 

Being nominated and/or winning a Josie Award comes with a high level of prestige. This honor is a crowning achievement of excellence within the talent’s respective field or genre. 

The mission of the Josie Music Awards is to honor, recognize and reward excellence, outstanding talents, and remain focused on the creativity across the independent music industry. Visit their website to learn more about the awards.

Watch the “I Like Rain” music video by Irene Michaels here:

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