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Macy Gray

Macy Gray (born September 6, 1969) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress, famed for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis. Gray 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. Macy Gray, was born to Laura McIntyre, a math teacher, and Otis Jones; Laura later remarried Richard McIntyre, who adopted Macy and fathered her brother Nathon and sister Nehlia. Gray was born in Canton, Ohio, where she briefly worked at age 12, before being fired for lateness. She decided to pursue a career in music after being expelled from Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, which she had attended from the age of 14. However, Gray's initial success came as a surprise. While attending the University of Southern California (graduated 1990) she agreed to write songs for a friend, and a demo session was scheduled for the

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Macy Gray Supports Period Day ... Women Need a Day to Bleed!

Macy Gray
I Support Period Day Women Need a Day to Bleed!

Some women might try to hide it, but it's clear ... their world crumbles ... once a month ... and that's why they ALL deserve paid menstrual leave if they need it -- so says Macy Gray.It's the… READ MORE >

Macy Gray -- I See Your Stupid Question ... and Raise You a Nonsensical Response

Macy Gray
I See Your Stupid Question ... and Raise You a Nonsensical Response

Dear Common Sense, the English Language and Rational Thought, We at TMZ apologize for the following video. We apologize for our photog's silly question, for Macy Gray's, non-sensical response ...… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago
Macy Gray -- Inspires Mitt Romney Campaign Song

Macy Gray
Inspires Mitt Romney Campaign Song

Macy Gray's backing Prez Obama -- but if Mitt Romney needs a campaign jingle she might do it ... for the right price. And if that fails, Mitt ... just ask us! This one's gratis. Check out TMZ on… READ MORE >

- 810 days ago
Macy Gray Accused of $43,000 Publicity Stunt

Macy Gray Accused of $43,000 Publicity Stunt

Macy Gray didn't try to hide it, but it's clear -- the "I Try" singer is in deep with a collection agency ... and it's all because she allegedly stiffed her publicity firm over $43,000.According… READ MORE >

- 1559 days ago
Macy Gray Drops 'Cherry' Bomb on 'Dancing'

Macy Gray Drops 'Cherry' Bomb on 'Dancing'

Macy Gray made quite an impression on the "Dancing with the Stars" judges last night -- but it had more to do with her breaking out the phrase "busted my cherry" on live television than her… READ MORE >

- 1770 days ago
Drunk Macy Tries to Walk Away, Stumbles

Drunk Macy Tries to Walk Away, Stumbles

There was an epic battle raging in Hollywood last night -- Macy Gray vs. Her Equilibrium!As the raspy-voiced singer happily galumphed her way out of Bardot last night -- while blowing kisses and… READ MORE >

- 2023 days ago
Macy Puts the Blow in Blowfish

Macy Puts the Blow in Blowfish

Inside Blowfish Sushi in WeHo, our spies tell TMZ that helium-voiced Macy Gray was rude and demanding, until she started participating in happy hour! insertBCSinglePlayer(1663136703);Gray even… READ MORE >

- 2207 days ago
Macy Gray Is the New Lane Bryant

Macy Gray Is the New Lane Bryant

Helium-voiced R&B singer Macy Gray wants to help out her biggest fans!The mother of three, who turns 40 on Wednesday, is starting a fashion line for "voluptuous" women called "HUMPS." What you… READ MORE >

- 2520 days ago
New Celeb Couple Alert: Mintz and Macy

New Celeb Couple Alert: Mintz and Macy

What is Grammy award-winning singer Macy Gray to do after a show at L.A.'s famed Hollywood Bowl? Hit up the hottest club in town ... with uber publicist Elliot… READ MORE >

- 2528 days ago
Macy Gray's Got It ... Maid?!

Macy Gray's Got It ... Maid?!

From the looks of Macy Gray's unkempt ensemble it's obvious who the muse for her fashion line is -- Florence from "The Jeffersons." Weezie!Macy debuted her new "Natalie Hinds" (Macy's once-married… READ MORE >

- 2541 days ago

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