Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer and songwriter. McDonald is known for his soulful baritone and the richness of his voice in the higher registers. His early career included singing vocals with Steely Dan. His vocal work on the Steely Dan hit, 'I Got the News' was considered exemplary due to its complexity. He joinedThe Doobie Brothers in 1976 and remained an integral member of that classic band until 1982, a period which resulted in several hit songs for the band. He has won five Grammy Awards.