Macy Gray

Born 6 September 1967.
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Jools Holland chats to Macy Gray

Grammy Award-winning singer Macy Gray returned to Later to chat to Jools about her new album, The Sellout, her music-making roots, and mushroom pizza.

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Macy Gray (born Natalie Renée McIntyre; September 6, 1969) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis.

Gray has released six 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 and For Colored Girls. Gray is best known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Sellout

    The Sellout 2010

    Reviewed by Al Fox
    Boasts a perfect, accessible sound for the distinctive vocals of a distinctive artist.
  2. Review of Big

    Big 2007

    Reviewed by Morag Reavley
    Feisty, funky and as scarily full-on, it looks like Macy is back in a big way.
  3. Review of The Trouble With Being Myself

    The Trouble With Being Myself 2003

    Reviewed by Derryck Strachan
    The real trouble with being Macy Gray is that her 'look at me, I'm crazy' persona...
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