Macy Gray Tickets
|Latest Macy Gray Tickets|
Belly Up Tavern
Dec 17 2015
Details of Macy Gray and the Ticket Luck value
Macy Gray was originally known as Natalie Renee McIntyre when she was born on September 6, 1967. She is a record producer, singer, songwriter, and actress, and is also an American Grammy Award winner for soul, R&B, and neo soul music. She is renowned for her raspy voice, as well as her densely influenced Billie Holiday and Betty Davis singing style.
Up till today, Gray has launched 4 studio albums, of which one is a compilation album, and the other is a live one. Her 4th album called Big was launched in March 2007. Her latest song Coming Back to You, is on the soundtrack for the 2006 film Deja Vu. Gray has shown up in a variety of films, such as Training Day, Spider-Man, and Idlewild. She is well known for her global hit single I Try.
Gray was born in Canton, Ohio and went to Western Reserve Academy in Hudson. She decided to pursue music as her career. Her initial success came as quite a surprise. She actually wrote songs for a friend, and a demo session was arranged for them. Since the vocalist failed to show up, Gray found herself recording them. This demo caught many people's attention, and won Gray an opportunity to perform at jazz cafes in Los Angeles, California. From here onwards, it carried on for her, and she ended up signing with Atlantic Records.
On How Life Is
During 1998, Gray carried on working on her first album. Launched in the summer of 1999, 'On How Life Is' was a global smash hit. It was the second single I Try that took Gray to success. I Try is said to be one of the greatest singles of 1999, and singles to follow like Still and Why Didn't You Call Me reinforced the album's position. It turned into a triple Platinum in the U.S. and Canada, and it was a quadruple Platinum in the UK.In 2001, Gray was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her song I Try. It was also nominated for Song of the Year as well as Record of the Year. Gray teamed up with The Black Eyed Peas, Fatboy Slim, and Slick Rick to produce the song The World Is Yours, for Rush Hour 2 soundtrack. Gray was booed off stage in August 2001, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition game when she forgot the words to the American national anthem.
Subsequent albums [2001-2005]
Gray's The Id turned into a commercial failure, mainly in the U.S. However, it reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. It was also certified Gold by the BPI. It is thought that the failure she suffered at this point in the US was partially because she released it a week after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Gray launched her third studio album in 2003. Her lead single When I See You was an immediate radio hit in the U.S. and it was also a top 40 hit in the UK. This is despite the album not really being received well by fans. Perhaps they expected something different in this album. A greatest hits collection and a live album was also launched: The Very Best of Macy Gray (2004) and the following year, Live in Las Vegas (2005).
Gray wedded Tracy Hinds, and their marriage lasted from 1996 to 1998. they had three children together: Aanisah (January 1995), Tahmel (December 1995), and Cassius (1997). Gray established a music academy called The Macy Gray Music Academy in 2005. She has been respected for her work with the academy. She is respected for giving underprivileged children and teenagers an opportunity to perform.