Macy Gray

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Macy Gray
Macy Gray

Macy Gray is an American R&B singer. Her career began after moving to Los Angeles in 2000. Her two hits songs were "I've Committed Murder" and "Why Don't You Call Me?".



Macy Gray born as Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6, 1967 in Canton, Ohio. An American Grammy Award winning artist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress. At the age of seven years old she studied at a boarding school and learned how to play classical piano. She enrolled at a screenwriting program at USC, Los Anegeles. She then started writing songs for a musician friend. Faith had its way, at a demo session the singer failed to show up and Macy Gray signed up for the recording.

Macy Gray's debut album On How Life Is became a hit. It sold over 7 million copies worldwide. In 1999, her single "I Try" won a Grammy for best new artist. The songs as "Psychopath", "Sexual Revolution", and "Sweet Baby" found in her second album, The Id, caught the attention of the listeners. She had tours in different continents performing in many countries such as Israel, Australia, Europe, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Holland. Carlos Santana and Macy Gray made songs in his latest album. In 1996 to 1998, she was married to Tracy Hinds and had three childrens. Inspite of her success she has time to help aspiring artist and later on opened a music academy called The Macy Gray Music Academy in 2005

Awards & Certifications


Year Award Category
1999 Grammy Award Nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for"Do Something"
1999 Soul Train Award Nominated for Best R&B/Soul Album On How Life Is
2000 MTV Video Music Awards New Artist Video of the Year I Try
2000 MTV Video Music Awards Best Cinematography Do Something
2000 MTV Video Music Award Nominated for Female Video of the Year I Try
2000 MTV Video Music Award Best Art DirectionI Try
2000 Grammy Award Best Female Pop Vocal Performance I Try
2000 Grammy Award Nominated for Record of the Year I Try and Song of the Year
2000 American Music Award Nominated for Favorite New Artist Pop / Rock
2001 MTV Video Music Award Nominated for Breakthrough Video Geto Heaven
2001 Billboard Music Video Awards Nominated for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Clip of the Year Request Line


Year Album Certification
1999 On How Life Is Certified 4x Platinum in U.K.
Certified 3x Platinum in U.S.
Certified 3x Platinum in Canada
2001 The Id Certified Gold in U.K.
Certified Gold in U.S.
Certified Platinum in Canada

Chart Toppers

Year Title Hot R&B Hot Dance Music/Club Play Billboard Hot 100 Album
1999 Do Something 63 On How Life Is
2000 I Try 5 On How Life Is
2002 Sexual Revolution 4 The Id


Tours & Concerts

No upcoming tours and concerts for Macy Gray.





Year Single Label Album
1999 Do Something Sony International On How Life Is
1999 I Try Epic On How Life Is
2000 Still Sony International On How Life Is
2000 Why Didn't You Call Me Sony International On How Life Is
2001 Sweet Baby Columbia The Id
2001 Sexual Revolution Sony International The Id
2002 Boo Sony International The Id
2003 When I See You Sony International The Trouble With Being Myself
2003 She Ain't Right for You Sony International The Trouble With Being Myself

Compilations & Live Releases

Year Album Title Label
2004 The Very Best Of Macy Gray Epic Records
2005 Live In Las Vegas NuTech Digital

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  • Macy Gray performed the theme song for the Nickelodeon cartoon.
  • She appeared on the 8th season of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown.
  • She took film classes with Ally Sheedy and Rob Lowe at UCLA during the 80s.


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