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Name: Macy Gray  
Also Know As: Natalie McIntyre
Date of Birth: 6th September 1970
Place of Birth: Canton, Ohio, USA
Profession: Singer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Macy Gray

Macy Gray (born Natalie McIntyre on September 6, 1970 in Canton, Ohio) is an American neo-soul/R&B singer.

Her career began after moving to Los Angeles in 2000. "I've Committed Murder" and "Why Don't You Call Me?" were minor hits there.

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. She then collaborated with Fatboy Slim (on Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars), the Black Eyed Peas and Slick Rick ("The World Is Yours" from the Rush Hour 2 soundtrack), as well as acting for the first time in Training Day. Gray was booed in 2001 after forgetting the words to the American national anthem. In the midst of the controversy, Gray's The Id became a commercial failure, largely stalling on the U.S. charts, in spite of appearances by John Frusciante and Erykah Badu, though the single "Sweet Baby" hit #11 there. Perhaps in fairness to Gray, The Id was released a mere week after the September 11, 2001 attacks. In 2002, she appeared in Spider-Man as herself and worked on Shaman, an album by Santana, before releasing 2003's The Trouble With Being Myself.

A cartoon based on Gray's childhood was being developed at one point, but nothing came to fruition.

Gray was married to Tracy Hinds from 1996 to 1998; they had two children together.



  • On How Life Is (1999)
  • The Id (2001)
  • The Trouble with Being Myself (2003)
  • The Very Best of Macy Gray (2004)


  • Live in Las Vegas (August 30, 2005)

Awards & nominations


  • 1999 Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance ("Do Something").
  • 1999 Soul Train Award nomination for Best R&B/Soul Album - Female ("On How Life Is").


  • 2000 MTV Video Music Awards wins for New Artist Video of the Year ("I Try"), Best Cinematography ("Do Something").
  • 2000 MTV Video Music Award nominations for Female Video of the Year ("I Try"), Best Art Direction ("I Try)".
  • 2000 Grammy Award win for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("I Try").
  • 2000 Grammy Award nominations for Record of the Year ("I Try"), and Song of the Year ("I Try") - shared nomination with Jinsoo Lim, Jeremy Ruzumna and David Wilder.
  • 2000 American Music Award nomination for Favorite New Artist - Pop / Rock


  • 2001 MTV Video Music Award nominations for Breakthrough Video ("Geto Heaven") - shared nomination with Common, and Best Hip Hop Video ("Request Line") - shared nomination with the Black Eyed Peas.
  • 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards nominations for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Clip of the Year ("Request Line") - shared nomination with the Black Eyed Peas, and Director of the Year

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