Irene Michaels Hit Single “I Like Rain” Wins Song Of The Year At The Josie Awards

Irene Michaels Hit Single "I Like Rain" Wins Song Of The Year At The Josie Awards

Entertainment industry icon Irene Michaels has won the Song of the Year Josie Award for her hit single “I Like Rain.” The single is available through the Motown of House music label TRAX Records, and was written and performed by Irene Michaels and co-written by Michael Levine.

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.

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 Award triumph for Irene is a significant achievement and was a breathtaking, unforgettable moment. This year Irene is being considered for a Grammy as well for her new release “What The World Needs Now is Love, originally written by Burt Bacharach and Hal Davis, and made famous by singer Jackie de Shannon. Irene is also on the Grammy ballot for “Best New Artist”.

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. 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.

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