Michelle Shaprow

Michelle Shaprow

Real Name:
Michelle Shaprow
Michelle Shaprow (SHAP-row) is an American singer and songwriter. She studied psychology and philosophy at Yale University.[1] and conducted her thesis on music cognition and perception.[1] While at Yale she released music on Warner Brothers Records, Om Records, Ministry of Sound and King Britt’s FiveSix label.[1] She recorded her debut album “Purple Skies” with Grammy nominated producer Alex Eleña and Joshua Valleau of Beethoven Inc.[2]

Her music has received popular acknowledgement worldwide. “Purple Skies” was also selected as one of the best albums of 2011 in Japan’s "iTunes Rewind".[3] Her songs reached the top 10 pop charts in Korea’s most popular digital malls.[4] Michelle’s single "If I Lost You" reached number 1 on BBC London 94.9 FM [2], charted on Gille’s Peterson’s Top 20 List and L.A.’s KCRW and played regularly as promotional theme music for VH1.[1] “Back Down to Earth” became the most requested songs on Botswana’s Yarona fm.[5]

Shaprow has had hits in multiple genres. Her dance music collaboration with Speakerboxx, “Time” reached #5 on the Billboard dance charts and was nominated for an International Dance Music Award in the dance pop category alongside Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.[6] Through word of mouth, pre-released versions of her songs popped up on the iTunes Store Top 100 Jazz singles chart in the U.S., Germany and Greece, Australia, Canada, Greece and Mexico.[7]

Her music plays regularly at Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, H&M, Gilly Hicks, Barnes and Nobles, Wet Seal, BodyShop, Forever 21, EasySpirit, Arden B, Wilson's Leather, Applebee's, and Stylish Sophistication stores around the world.[8] and has been featured on VH1, TLC and Discovery Channel[9] Michelle also appeared in a Coca Cola commercial[1] Shaprow is known for her progressive use of social media in marketing music and connecting personally with her fans. In 2011 Michelle created personalized songs with individualized messages for a select group of fans. In the same year music industry blog Hypebot profiled Michelle in a feature discussing her innovate use of social media platforms.[8] Her music has appeared in several of YouTube guru Michelle Phan's videos. HMV Japan refers to Shaprow as ""iTunes 世代の歌姫"--“Diva of the iTunes generation"".[10]

In 2011 she signed a worldwide publishing deal with BMG. To celebrate the signing she created a video thanking her Facebook fans. The video was featured on Facebook’s official music page and industry blog Hypebot.[11]


Michelle Shaprow Discography Tracks


PCD-20343 Michelle Shaprow Earth One(CD) P-Vine Records PCD-20343 Japan 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRO-A-100603-A Michelle Shaprow If I Lost You(12", Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-100603-A US 2001 Sell This Version
1256R4 Michelle Shaprow Anything You Say(12") FiveSix Recordings 1256R4 US 2004 Sell This Version
SHFT513 Jay-J Featuring Michelle Shaprow Jay-J Featuring Michelle Shaprow - If I Wanted You Remixes Part 1(8xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Shifted Music SHFT513 US 2010


Eric Kupper Presents Discrete Featuring Michelle Shaprow Eric Kupper Presents Discrete Featuring Michelle Shaprow - The Same Old Thing Hysteria US 2007

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