Natalie Renée McIntyre, commonly known as Macy Gray, is an American singer and actress who specialises in R&B and soul music. Macy Gray is also known as Natalie Renée McIntyre. Her raspy voice has definite Billie Holiday influences when she sings.
Over the course of his ten studio albums, Gray has been nominated for five Grammy Awards and has received one himself. She has appeared in films like Training Day, Spider-Man, Scary Movie 3, Lackawant to the Blues, Idlewild, For Colored Girls, and The Paperboy, to name just a few. On How Life Is, Gray's debut album, has received many platinum certifications, and its lead track, "I Try," is a big hit all over the world.
Gray, Macy Macy Gray, an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor, has a net worth of $12 million. She has become well-known thanks to Billie Holiday's influence and her hoarse voice.
She has released numerous studio albums as a result of which she has been nominated for and ultimately won a Grammy. As an actor, Gray has acted in a huge range of movies. "Training Day," "Spider-Man," "Lackawant to Blues," and "For Colored Girls" are a few of these.
Macy Gray's early years
Natalie McIntyre was born Macy Gray in 1967 in Canton, Ohio. Otis Jones, Gray's father, abandoned the family when she was a little child. She has a brother and a sister in addition to them. At the age of seven, Grey started piano lessons. As an adolescent, she attended a number of different high schools and was expelled from one of them due to her bad behaviour. Gray graduated from Canton South High School in 1985 and then enrolled at the University of Southern California to pursue a screenwriting degree.
The Professional Career of Macy Gray
While working as a cashier in Beverly Hills, Gray met writer and producer Joe Solo, and the two worked together on a song. Gray was able to secure work singing at jazz venues in Los Angeles thanks to the resulting demo recording. After that, she was signed by Atlantic Records, who later released her when the individual who had signed her left the label.
In 1997, after moving back to Ohio from Los Angeles, the senior vice president of the Zomba Label Group convinced her to resume her music career. She began creating and recording new music after being given a development agreement, with her own life serving as an inspiration. In 1998, she signed with Epic Records.
Hit Musicals Like "On How Life Is"
In the summer of 1999, Gray's debut studio album, "On How Life Is," was made available. It gave rise to the number-one hits "Still," "Do Something," and "Why Didn't You Call Me?" and spread throughout the world. The song "I Try," which was the most well-known, was one of 1999's biggest hits.
As a result of this accomplishment, "On How Life Is" received three platinum records in the US and four platinum records in the UK. A few years later, "I Try" was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the Grammys and went on to win Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Following her success, Gray released "The Id," her second studio album, which peaked at number eleven on the Billboard 200. It performed significantly better there, climbing to the top of the UK Albums Chart right away and earning a gold certification. Soon after, Kuti and Zucchero joined Gray for a recording of their song "Water No Get Enemy," Santana for their album track "Amoré (Sexo)," and Gray for a number of additional songs (on a duet).
Then, Gray's third studio album, "The Trouble with Being Myself," was published in 2003. The album's lead tune was a huge hit on American radio, and it landed in the top 20 in the UK. Then came a greatest hits CD and a live album.
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After a four-year hiatus, Gray returned with her fourth studio album, "Big," which featured the hits "Finally Made Me Happy" and "Shoo Be Doo." This album was another critical triumph for Gray, joining Justin Timberlake, Fergie, and Natalie Cole in the spotlight. The Sellout, an album by Gray that included the song "Beauty in the World," which was used in the ABC comedy "Ugly Betty" season finale, was his next release.
After signing with 429 Records, Gray recorded her follow-up album, "Covered," in 2011, which is a collection of cover songs. The next year, 2016, delivered "Stripped," another release from Chesky Records. Critics praised the album "Stripped," which opened at #3 on the Billboard Jazz Chart.
The filmography of Macy Gray
A prolific actor, Gray has been in a number of well-known movies, including "Training Day," "Shadowboxer," "Domino," and the 2004 remake of "Around the World in 80 Days." She also appeared in "Spider-Man" and "Spider-Man 3," as well as the 2005 television movie adaption of the play "Lackawant to Blues."
She portrayed Taffy in the musical comedy "Idlewild" from 2006, which featured songs by Outkast. Gray went on to co-star in "For Colored Girls" with Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, and others after making an appearance on "Dancing with the Stars" during season nine. He has since been in supporting roles in movies like "The Paperboy," "Brotherly Love," "Papa," "Cardboard Boxer," and "Change in the Air."
Gray finished third in Season 8 of Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown" in addition to her many other accomplishments. In 2012, while appearing in the West End production of "Thriller - Live," she sang Michael Jackson's "Rock with You" to support BBC Children in Need. Gray also started the nonprofit organisation My Good to help families with the cost of funerals and mental health care.
Real estate and personal matters
Tracy Hinds, a mortgage broker, and Gray were married for around four years before divorcing while she was just getting started. They were a family of Mel, Aanisah, and Happy.