Macy Gray is an American R&B, jazz and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress,
known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by
She is best known for her international hit single
taken from her multi-platinum
debut album On How Life Is.
Natalie Renee McIntyre
September 6, 1967 (age
Canton, Ohio, U.S.
5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Tracy Hinds (1996 - 1998) (divorced) 2 children
R&B, soul, pop
Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actress
The Black Eyed Peas
Did You Know:
• Took film classes with Ally Sheedy and Rob Lowe at UCLA during the 1980s.
• Performed voiceovers for the character Seeiah in the Electronic Arts video game SSX Tricky.
• Performed the theme song for the Nickelodeon cartoon, As Told By Ginger.
Macy Gray Quotes
'I think I get misinterpreted and misunderstood a lot
'It's like any other job: there's a method to it and it's really important to get that down. I'm still working on it, I got a lot to learn. It's one thing to make records but it's a whole 'nother capacity to be a star - whatever that is.'
'Am I a fruitcake? I don't know. Perception is reality, so if I sit here and say, "I'm not a fruitcake, I'm a lemon cake," it doesn't matter. What you see me as in your world is what I am; it doesn't matter what I am - do you know what I mean? To me, I know what my real problems are - and they're certainly not about cake. And that's just the way it is.'
Macy Gray Awards
Brit Awards for Best International Newcomer and Best International Female
MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist ("I Try") and for Best Cinematography ("I Try")
VH1/Vogue Fashion Award for Most Fashionable Artist - Female.
Billboard Music Video Award for Best Pop New Artist Clip of the Year ("Why Didn't You Call Me").
Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("I Try")