Macy Gray

Biography: Macy Gray was born on September 6, 1967 in Canton, Ohio. While attending college at the University of Southern California, Gray got the opportunity by chance to sing on some demo tapes for a friend. This led to her getting the opportunity to sing at jazz cafes in Los Angeles, and then to her signing by Atlantic Records in 1994. She was dropped from Atlantic after the departure of her A&R man in 1996, but in 1998 she was signed with Epic Records. Her debut album, On How Life Is, was released in 1999 and became a worldwide hit with the release of the second single "I Try". The single won Gray a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Her second album, The Id, was unsuccessful in the US but reached number one on the UK album chart. Her third and fourth albums, The Trouble with Being Myself (2003) and Big (2007), were more successful, with several songs featuring on movie soundtracks. Her fifth album, The Sellout, was released in 2010 to mixed reviews. Gray is noted for her distinctively gravelly voice, and her singing style is much-influenced by Billie Holliday. She has three children.

Macy Gray's Scores

Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 78 Lightning in a Bottle
Lowest Metascore: 33 Shadowboxer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
45 The Paperboy Oct 5, 2012 Anita Chester / Anita/Narrator 5.7
50 For Colored Girls Nov 5, 2010 Cast / Rose 6.6
55 Idlewild Aug 25, 2006 Taffy 7.0
33 Shadowboxer Jul 21, 2006 Neisha 6.2
36 Domino Oct 14, 2005 Lashandra Davis 5.0
78 Lightning in a Bottle Oct 22, 2004 Herself 5.0
70 Training Day Oct 5, 2001 Sandman's Wife 8.1
56 All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! Apr 6, 2001 Herself 8.5