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Macy Gray
Gray in 2008
Gray in 2008
Background information
Birth nameNatalie Renée McIntyre
Born (1967-09-06) September 6, 1967 (age 56)
Canton, Ohio, U.S.
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active1990s–present

Natalie Renée McIntyre (born September 6, 1967),[2] known by her stage name Macy Gray, is an American R&B and soul singer and actress. She is known for her distinctive raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.[3]

Gray has released ten studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations, winning one. She has appeared in a number of films, including Training Day, Spider-Man, Scary Movie 3, Lackawanna Blues, Idlewild, For Colored Girls, and The Paperboy. Gray is best known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is.[4] Gray was inducted into the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 2014 in her hometown of Canton, Ohio.

Early life

Natalie McIntyre was born in Canton, Ohio,[5][6] the daughter of Laura McIntyre, a math schoolteacher,[7] and Otis Jones.[8] Her stepfather was a steelworker, and her sister is a biology teacher.[8] She has a younger brother, Nate, who owns a gym in West Philadelphia and was featured on the season five finale of Queer Eye.[9] She began piano lessons at age seven.[10] A childhood bicycle mishap resulted in her noticing a mailbox of a man named Macy Gray; she used the name in stories she wrote and later decided to use it as her stage name. She was late developing and did not learn to hold conversation until just before her tenth birthday.[8]

Gray attended elementary school with Brian Warner (later known as musician Marilyn Manson) although they did not know each other.[11][10] She attended more than one high school, including a boarding school which asked her to leave due to her behavior.[10]

She attended the University of Southern California and studied scriptwriting.[8][4]

Musical career

Gray in 1995

While attending the University of Southern California, she agreed to write songs for a friend.[12] A demo session was scheduled for the songs to be recorded by another singer, but the vocalist failed to appear, so Gray recorded them herself.

I started forming bands and writing songs just for fun and then I really got into it and got attached to it. Then a friend of mine asked me to be a singer in his jazz band. He gave me all these jazz CDs and I studied all these different singers and I kind of taught myself how to sing for a gig, but I didn't take it seriously until later.[10]

She then met writer-producer Joe Solo while working as a cashier in Beverly Hills.[13] Together, they wrote a collection of songs and recorded them in Solo's studio. The demo tape gave Gray the opportunity to sing at jazz cafés in Los Angeles.[12] Although Gray did not consider her unusual voice desirable for singing,[10] Atlantic Records signed her. She began recording her debut record but was dropped from the label upon the departure of A&R man Tom Carolan, who had signed her to the label.[14] Macy returned to Ohio but in 1997 Los Angeles based Zomba Label Group Senior VP A&R man Jeff Blue, convinced her to return to music and signed her to a development deal, recording new songs based on her life experiences, with a new sound, and began shopping her to record labels.[15][16] In 1998, she landed a record deal with Epic Records.[17] She performed on "Love Won't Wait", a song on the Black Eyed Peas' debut album Behind the Front.[18]

1999–2001: On How Life Is

Gray worked on her debut album in 1999 with producer Darryl Swann.[19] Released in the summer of 1999, On How Life Is became a worldwide smash.[20] The first single, "Do Something", stalled on the charts, but the second single, "I Try", made the album a success.[21] "I Try" (which was originally featured in Love Jones and the Jennifer Aniston-starring romantic-comedy Picture Perfect in 1997)[22] was one of the biggest singles of 1999,[23][24] and subsequent singles ("Still" and "Why Didn't You Call Me") ensured the album became triple platinum in the US[25] and quadruple platinum in the UK.[26]

In 2001, Gray won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "I Try", which was also nominated for "song of the year" and "record of the year".[27] She then collaborated with Fatboy Slim, the Black Eyed Peas, and Slick Rick (on the song "The World Is Yours", from the Rush Hour 2 soundtrack), as well as acting for the first time, in the thriller Training Day.[28] In August 2001, Gray was booed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition game after forgetting the lyrics to the American national anthem.[29]

2001–2005: The Id and The Trouble with Being Myself

Gray visiting the Astrodome as a volunteer, in Houston, Texas, September 3, 2005

Gray's The Id featured appearances by John Frusciante and Erykah Badu on the single "Sweet Baby" (which was co-written with longtime collaborator Joe Solo).[30] The album peaked at number eleven on the Billboard 200.[31] It fared even better in the UK, where it reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and was certified gold by the BPI.[32]

In 2002, she appeared in Spider-Man and contributed a remix of her song "My Nutmeg Phantasy" to its accompanying soundtrack. Gray also worked with Santana on the track "Amoré (Sexo)", for his album Shaman.[33][34]

Also in 2002, she appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD in tribute to Nigerian Afropop pioneer Fela Kuti, Red Hot and Riot. She appeared on a remake of Kuti's classic track "Water No Get Enemy" alongside prominent neo soul, hip hop and R&B artists, D'Angelo, the Soultronics, Nile Rodgers, Roy Hargrove, and Kuti's son, Femi Kuti.[citation needed]

She recorded a duet with Zucchero called "Like the Sun (From Out of Nowhere)", which featured Jeff Beck on guitar released in 2004 on Zu & Co., a duet collection.[35][36] Her song "Time of My Life" was included in the soundtrack to 8 Mile.[37] A cartoon based on Gray's childhood was being developed, but it never came to fruition.[19][34]

In 2003, Gray released her third studio album, The Trouble with Being Myself, to rave reviews.[citation needed] The lead single, "When I See You", became a radio hit in the US and a top-forty hit in the UK, although the album was not as well received by fans.[38] Nevertheless, it became Gray's third top twenty album in the UK.[39][40] A greatest hits collection and a live album were subsequently released: The Very Best of Macy Gray (2004) and Live in Las Vegas (2005). Additionally, Gray was featured on Marcus Miller's 2005 album Silver Rain, on a cover of Prince's 1986 song "Girls & Boys". She also appeared on the soundtrack to the film Chicago with Queen Latifah and Lil' Kim on "Cell Block Tango/He Had it Comin'".[41]

2007–2010: Return to music and Big

Gray performing in Toronto, July 23, 2008

Gray began 2007 by being kicked off-stage at a concert in Barbados for profanity (which was part of the show), but she was not aware that it was against the law in that country.[42] She gave a public apology that night to avoid arrest.[43]

In March, Gray released her fourth studio album (sixth overall), Big.[44] Two singles, "Finally Made Me Happy" and "Shoo Be Doo", were released from the album.[43] "What I Gotta Do", another track from the album, is featured on the Shrek the Third soundtrack. It has been considered Gray's comeback album, after a four-year hiatus since her last studio album.[45] The album was critically acclaimed and seen by some as her best work to date.[46] It features collaborations with Natalie Cole, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, and, who co-executive produced the album with Gray. It was moderately successful in the US, where it debuted and peaked at number 39 on the Billboard 200, becoming Gray's highest-charting album since The Id.[47] Big reached number 62 on the albums chart in the UK,[48] her lowest-charting UK album, but it achieved some success in several other countries, including Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Finland, reaching the Top 40 on their album charts.[49]

PBS's Soundstage live concert series premiered a Gray concert on July 5.[50]

On July 7, 2007, Gray performed at the Brazilian leg of Live Earth at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[51] Gray and her band members wore clothes bearing political messages. Gray's dress carried the message "Darfur Red Alert".

In 2008, Gray launched a new campaign under the name "Nemesis Jaxson", with the single "Slap a Bitch".[52]

Early in 2009, Gray recorded the song "Don't Forget Me" for the soundtrack of Confessions of a Shopaholic.[53]

2010–2011: The Sellout

The first single from Gray's fifth studio album The Sellout, "Beauty in the World", is featured in the final sequence of the series finale, "Hello Goodbye", of the ABC television series, Ugly Betty. "Beauty in the World" was also used as the theme in multiple videos created by Microsoft to promote Internet Explorer 9.[citation needed] Both singles released from the album ("Beauty in the World" and "Lately") were top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart.[citation needed]

Upon its release, The Sellout received generally mixed reviews from most music critics. Metacritic gave it an average score of 57, based on 15 reviews;[54] Andy Gill of The Independent gave it three out of five stars; while AllMusic writer John Bush shared a similar sentiment and panned Gray's songwriting.[55]

However, The Boston Globe's James Reed commended its production,[56] and Jeremy Allen of NME gave the album a 7/10 rating.[57]

2011–2015: Covered, Talking Book, and The Way

Gray performs live at the 54th Ljubljana Jazz Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on July 6, 2013.

In 2011, Gray signed a deal with 429 Records and started recording a series of covers for her next studio album Covered. The album was officially released on March 26, 2012. The album's first single was "Here Comes the Rain Again" (originally performed by Eurythmics).[58] On February 16, 2012, Gray participated in the Sanremo Festival as a guest, performing alongside Gigi D'Alessio and Loredana Bertè.[59]

For the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Stevie Wonder album Talking Book, Gray covered the entire record and released her Talking Book as a tribute.[60]

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey's Where Are They Now, Gray opened up about her problems with drug abuse, stating that she was ill-prepared for the level of fame she received. The interview coincided with the release of her album The Way, released in October 2014 on Kobalt Records. A world tour was announced shortly after its release.[61]

2016–present: Stripped and Ruby

In 2016, Gray's career continued with an album produced by Chesky Records, the record label founded by Grammy-nominated composer and musician David Chesky. Stripped was released September 9, 2016, and garnered almost unanimous praise from critics. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Jazz Chart.[1] Earlier that year, she was featured on Ariana Grande's song "Leave Me Lonely" from her third studio album, Dangerous Woman.

Gray release her tenth studio album entitled Ruby in September 2018.

Other work

In 2001, she was the voice for Seeiah Owens in the video game SSX Tricky.[62][63] Gray sang the theme song for the Nickelodeon animated series As Told by Ginger, composed by Jared Faber and Emily Kapnek.[64] Gray also performed the song on the short-lived UPN romantic comedy Second Time Around starring Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker in 2004. In 2006 Gray appeared in the eighth season of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown, playing for Habitat for Humanity. She finished in third place.[65]

In August 2008, Gray headlined at the 2008 Summer Sundae music festival in Leicester, England, performing cover versions of Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?", Deee-Lite's "Groove Is in the Heart" and Radiohead's "Creep".[66] For the gig, her band wore pink Andy Warhol wigs.[67] On September 28, 2008, Gray sang the American national anthem as part of the Israeli flag-raising ceremony at the Israeli consulate of Los Angeles.[68][69] Also in 2008, Gray collaborated with Australian DJ and singer Kaz James on the song "Can't Hold Back". The single was released in early 2009 in Australia and is credited to Kaz James featuring Macy Gray.[70] In 2009, Gray briefly competed in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars with professional partner Jonathan Roberts. They were eliminated in a double elimination in week one. In 2012, she performed the Michael Jackson song "Rock with You" for a special performance of the West End musical Thriller – Live for BBC Children in Need Pop Goes the Musical.

In 2015, Gray was featured on the song "Into the Deep" by Galactic.[71] In 2016, Gray was featured on the song "Leave Me Lonely" by Ariana Grande. In 2018, Gray was featured alongside Dolly Parton on a re-recording of "Two Doors Down" for the Dumplin' soundtrack. In 2020, Gray was featured on the single "Out Of Love" by Canadian band Busty and the Bass. The band also released a notable cover of Gray's "I Try" in 2016.

In 2021, Gray competed in season three of the Australian version of The Masked Singer as "Atlantis". On February 20, 2022, Gray performed The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. Gray represented her home state of Ohio at the 2022 America Song Contest with the song "Every Night".

In 2023, Gray competed in season ten of The Masked Singer as the wild card contestant "Sea Queen". She finished in 4th place.[72]

Personal life

Gray was married to Tracy Hinds, a mortgage broker, for about two years, but they divorced prior to her rise to prominence.[8] They have three children:[26] Aanisah, Mel, and Happy.[8][12]

She opened the Macy Gray Music Academy in 2005.[73]

In a July 2022 interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored, Gray was asked how she would define a woman, to which she answered "boobs and a vagina". She went on to state that she did not support the inclusion of transgender women in women's sports.[74][75] In the days following the interview, she said that her words had been misunderstood,[76][77] along with rejecting criticism she had received online for her views.[78] In a subsequent appearance on the Today television show, she said, "Being a woman is a vibe and it's something I'm very proud of and something that it is very precious to me. I think that if you in your heart feel that's what you are, then that's what you are regardless of what anybody says or thinks".[79]

In an opinion piece published in MarketWatch in June 2021, Gray called for a redesign of the United States flag stating that it "no longer represents democracy and freedom".[80] Her suggestions included two additional stars for Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, the white stripes to be recolored off-white and the stars to be given a variety of colors.


Studio albums



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Training Day Sandman's Wife
2002 Spider-Man Herself
2003 Gang of Roses Black Haired Woman
Scary Movie 3 Herself
2004 Around the World in 80 Days Sleeping French Woman
2005 Lackawanna Blues Pauline TV movie
The Crow: Wicked Prayer Cara Mia
Shadowboxer Neisha
Domino Lashandra Davis
2006 Idlewild Taffy
2010 For Colored Girls Rose / Lady in Pink
2012 The Paperboy Anita Chester
2014 Percentage Mama Cash
The Grim Sleeper Margette
Sacrifice Nurse Williams Short
2015 November Rule Alice
Brotherly Love Mrs. Taylor
Where Children Play Helen Harrold
2016 Papa Agent Macy Sterling
Cardboard Boxer Den Mother Chata
2018 Change in the Air Donna
2021 Dutch Delores Murphy
Phobias Renée
Real Talk Aisha


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Videotech Herself Episode: "Videotech Special 7"
Sessions at West 54th Herself Episode: "Episode #3.2"
2000 Ally McBeal Herself Episode: "Hope and Glory"
2000–01 Saturday Night Live Herself Episode: "Episode #30.12" & "#30.18"
2001 Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America Herself Episode: "Express Yourself"
VH1 Presents the 80's Herself Recurring Guest
2002 MDs Jess Episode: "Wing and a Prayer"
2003 The National Lottery Wright Ticket Herself Episode: "Episode #1.5"
When I Was a Girl Herself Episode: "Singers"
MTV Cribs Herself Episode: "Oct 13, 2003"
The Bronx Bunny Show Herself Episode: "Episode #1.8"
2004 Blue's Clues Herself Episode: "Bluestock"
Simply the Best Herself Episode: "Episode #1.4"
American Dreams Carla Thomas Episode: "Real-to-Reel"
Duck Dodgers Lady Chanticleer (voice) Episode: "Diva Delivery/Castle High"
That's So Raven Rhonda Episode: "Taken to the Cleaners"
2005 Punk'd Herself Episode: "Episode #6.7"
American Dragon: Jake Long Trixie's Grandmother (voice) Recurring Cast: Season 1
1-800-Missing Cleo Episode: "A Death in the Family"
2006 Celebrity Poker Showdown Herself Episode: "Tournament 8, Game 5"
2007 Dancing with the Stars Herself/Musical Guest Episode: "Round 5 Results"
2009 Black to the Future Herself Episode: "Hour 4: The 00s"
Head Case Herself Episode: "The Wedding Ringer"
Dancing with the Stars Herself/Contestant Contestant: Season 9
2013 Choccywoccydoodah Herself Episode: "Starstruck: All You Need Is Love"
Night of the Proms Herself Episode: "Episode #1.13"
2014 Oprah: Where Are They Now? Herself Episode: "Charice's Surprising Revelation, Carmen Electra, Macy Gray & Shadoe Stevens"
2016 Fuller House Herself Episode: "Funner House"
2017 Through the Keyhole Herself Episode: "Episode #4.5"
Lip Sync Battle Herself/Competitor Episode: "Soul Train Special"
2019 The Real Housewives of Potomac Herself Episode: "Good Will Haunting"
2021 Big City Greens Kara Karaoke (voice) Episode: "Okay Karaoke"
The Masked Singer (Australia) Atlantis Contestant: Season 3
The Real Housewives of Potomac Herself Episode: "Altar-ed State of Mind"
2022 I Can See Your Voice Herself Episode: "Episode 5: Macy Gray, Loni Love, Jodie Sweetin, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton"
American Song Contest Herself/Contestant Ohio Episode: "The Live Qualifiers Part 2"
Women Who Rock Herself Main Guest
2023 The Masked Singer (American) Sea Queen Contestant: Season 10

Video Game

Year Title Role
2000 SSX Tricky Seeiah Owens (voice)


Year Title
2004 Lightning in a Bottle
2005 All We Are Saying
2009 Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown
2021 Mr Nelson on the North Side

Awards and nominations

Gray won five of seventeen nominations, including Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Brit Awards.

Award Year Recipient Nominate Result
BMI Pop Awards[82] 2001 "I Try" Award-Winning Song Won
Black Reel Awards 2011 For Colored Girls Best Ensemble Won
Brit Awards 2000 Macy Gray International Breakthrough Act Won
International Female Solo Artist Won
Grammy Awards 2000 Best New Artist Nominated
"Do Something" Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Nominated
2001 "I Try" Record of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Won
MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 On How Life Is Best Album Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards 2000 "I Try" Best New Artist Won
Best Female Video Nominated
"Do Something" Best Art Direction Nominated
Best Cinematography Won
2001 "Geto Heaven Remix T.S.O.I. (The Sound of Illadelph)" (with Common) Breakthrough Video Nominated
"Request + Line" (with The Black Eyed Peas) Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
NAACP Image Awards 2006 Lackawanna Blues Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Nominated
Soul Train Music Awards 2000 On How Life Is Best R&B/Soul Album, Female Nominated
Teen Choice Awards 2000 Macy Gray Female Artist Nominated
Q Awards 1999 Best New Act Nominated
Pollstar Concert Industry Awards 2001 Best New Artist Tour Won
Independent Music Awards 2017 Stripped Best Album: Jazz with Vocals Won
MVPA Awards 2000 "I Try" Best Adult Contemporary Video Won
Billboard Music Video Awards "Why Didn't You Call Me" Best New Artist Clip – Pop Won
NME Awards[83] Macy Gray Best New Act Nominated
Best Solo Artist Nominated
Žebřík Music Awards[84] 1999 Best International Surprise Nominated
2001 Best International Female Nominated
2002 Nominated


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