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Encyclopedia > Macy Gray
Macy Gray
Macy Gray on the cover of her album Big.
Macy Gray on the cover of her album Big.
Background information
Birth name Natalie Renee McIntyre
Born September 6, 1967 (1967-09-06) (age 39)
Flag of the United States Canton, Ohio, United States
Genre(s) R&B, soul, neo soul
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress
Years active 1999–present
Label(s) Epic (1999–2004)
Geffen (2005–present)
Associated
acts
Sunshine Anderson
Website MacyGray.com

Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6, 1967[1]) is an American Grammy Award winning R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, famed for her raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis. Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences, first performed by African American artists. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Neo soul (also known as nu soul) is a musical genre of the late 1990s and early 2000s that fuses contemporary R&B, 1970s style soul, classical music, jazz, and elements of alternative-hip hop. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Sunshine Anderson is an African-American R&B singer. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences, first performed by African American artists. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Neo soul (also known as nu soul) is a musical genre of the late 1990s and early 2000s that fuses contemporary R&B, 1970s style soul, classical music, jazz, and elements of alternative-hip hop. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later called Lady Day was an American singer widely considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. ... Betty Davis on the cover of her Nasty Gal LP, 1975. ...


To date, Gray has released four studio albums, one compilation album, and one live album — with her fourth studio album, Big, released in March 2007. "Coming Back to You", her latest song, is featured on the soundtrack to the 2006 film Déjà Vu. She has appeared in a number of films including Training Day, Spider-Man, and Idlewild. Gray is best known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-Platinum debut album On How Life Is. Big is the fourth studio album by American R&B/soul singer Macy Gray. ... Déjà Vu is a science fiction crime thriller directed by Tony Scott, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Denzel Washington. ... Training Day is an academy award winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Spider-Man is a 2002 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. ... Idlewild is an American musical film, released August 25, 2006, written and directed by Bryan Barber. ... I Try is a single by Macy Gray released in 2000. ... On How Life Is is the debut album by American R&B/soul singer Macy Gray, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ...

Contents

Biography

Career beginnings

After her birth in Canton, Ohio and attendance at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, also in Ohio, Gray decided to pursue a career in music. However, Gray's initial success came as a surprise. She agreed to write songs for a friend of hers and a demo session was scheduled for the songs to be recorded, by another singer. When the vocalist failed to turn up to record the songs, Gray found herself recording them herself. The demo tape created a lot of attention and consequently landed Gray the opportunity to sing at jazz cafés in Los Angeles, California. Despite Gray's dislike of her own voice, her vocals garnered lots of attention around the jazz scene, and Atlantic Records signed her to their label. Months later, Gray gave her demo album to Atlantic much to her dismay, due to the record label being dissatisfied with her efforts. Also going through the break-up of her marriage and expecting her third child, Gray retreated back to Canton. During this time, Gray's demo tape was still doing the rounds, and in 1998 she landed a record deal with Epic Records. Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The Chapel The gates at Chapel Street Sidewalk along Brick Row A lacrosse tournament held at the school Western Reserve Academy (also known as WRA or Reserve) is a private, mid-sized, coeducational boarding and day college preparatory school located in Hudson, Ohio. ... Location in Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Summit Settled 1799 Village incorporation 1837 City 1994 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor William A. Currin  - City Manager Anthony J. Bales Area  - City  25 sq mi (67. ... A demo version or demo of a song is one recorded for reference rather than for release. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Coffeehouse in Damascus A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


On How Life Is (1999)

During the whole of 1998, Gray continued to work on her debut album. Released in the summer of 1999, On How Life Is became a worldwide smash. Despite the first single "Do Something" stalling on the charts, it was by word of mouth and the release of second single "I Try" that the album really became a success for Gray. "I Try" was one of the biggest singles of 1999, and subsequent singles "Still" and "Why Didn't You Call Me" ensured the album becoming triple Platinum in the U.S., quadruple Platinum in the UK, and triple Platinum in Canada. On How Life Is is the debut album by American R&B/soul singer Macy Gray, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Do Something was the debut single release from singer Macy Grays first studio album On How Life Is, released in 1999. ... I Try is a single by Macy Gray released in 2000. ... Still is a single by singer, Macy Gray released in 2000. ... Why Didnt You Call Me was the fourth and final single release from singer Macy Grays first studio album On How Life Is, released in 2000. ...


In 2001, Gray won the Grammy Award for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" for "I Try", which was also nominated for "Song of the Year" and "Record of the Year". She then collaborated with Fatboy Slim, The Black Eyed Peas, and Slick Rick (on the song "The World Is Yours", from the Rush Hour 2 soundtrack), as well as acting for the first time in the thriller Training Day. In August 2001, Gray was booed off stage at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition game after forgetting the words to the American national anthem.[2] The 43rd Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... The jejejeje Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... Fatboy Slim (born Quentin Leo Cook on July 31, 1963[1], also known as Norman Cook) is a British big beat musician. ... The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip-hop group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed worldwide pop success. ... Richard Walters (born January 14, 1965), better known by stage names Slick Rick, MC Ricky D and The Ruler, is a rapper. ... Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts/buddy cop film, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. ... Training Day is an academy award winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States, with lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. ...


Subsequent albums (2001–2005)

In the midst of the controversy, Gray's The Id became a commercial failure, largely stalling on the U.S. charts, in spite of appearances by John Frusciante and Erykah Badu, though the album managed to peak at number eleven on the Billboard 200. However, it peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart and was certified Gold by the BPI. The underperformance in the United States, compared to her debut album, may have been attributed to the fact that The Id was released just a week after the September 11, 2001 attacks. In 2002, she appeared in Spider-Man as herself and worked with Santana on the track "Amoré (Sexo)", from his album Shaman. A cartoon based on Gray's childhood was being developed at one point, but it never came to fruition. The Id is a Macy Gray album released in 2001. ... John Anthony Frusciante (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright, February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas) is an American neo-soul, R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Spider-Man is a 2002 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), known simply as Carlos Santana or Santana, is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... Shaman is the follow-up album to Santanas 1999 studio release Supernatural. ...


In 2003, Gray released her third studio album, The Trouble with Being Myself, to raving reviews. The lead single "When I See You" became a radio hit in the U.S. and a top forty hit in the UK, although the album wasn't as well received by fans. It nevertheless became Gray's third top twenty album in the UK. A greatest hits collection and a live album were subsequently released: The Very Best of Macy Gray (2004) and Live in Las Vegas (2005). Macy Gray album released in 2003 ... When I See You was the first single release from singer Macy Grays third studio album The Trouble with Being Myself, released in 2003. ... Tracklisting 1. ... Live In Las Vegas is a live album released by US R&B star, Macy Gray. ...


Gray also performed voice-overs for the character Seeiah Owens in the Electronic Arts video game SSX Tricky. She hasn't been featured in any of the game's sequels. Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... SSX Tricky is the second game in the SSX series. ...


Gray was featured on Marcus Miller's 2005 album Silver Rain, on a cover of Prince's 1986 song "Girls & Boys". Marcus Miller (born June 14, 1959 in New York) is a jazz musician, composer and producer, perhaps best known as a bass guitarist with Miles Davis, Luther Vandross and David Sanborn. ... Silver Rain A album by legendary bassist Marcus Miller. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an iconic American musician. ... Girls & Boys is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade, the soundtrack to the movie Under The Cherry Moon. ...


Big (2007): return to music

Gray began 2007 badly after being kicked offstage at a concert in Barbados for profanity (which was part of the show), but she wasn't aware that it was against the law in that country. She gave a public apology that night to avoid arrest.


However, March saw the release of Gray's fourth studio album (sixth overall), entitled Big. Two singles, "Finally Made Me Happy" and "Shoo Be Doo", have been released from the album. "What I Gotta Do", another track from the album, is featured on the Shrek the Third soundtrack. It is largely considered as Gray's comeback album, after a four-year hiatus since her last studio album. The album has been critically acclaimed and seen as her best work yet. It features collaborations with Natalie Cole, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, and will.i.am, who co-executive produced the album with Gray. Big is the second release from will.i.am's record label, will.i.am Music Group, after Fergie's The Dutchess. Big is the fourth studio album by American R&B/soul singer Macy Gray. ... Finally Made Me Happy is the first single from Macy Grays fourth studio album, Big. ... Shoo Be Doo is slated to be the second single from Macy Grays fourth studio album, Big. ... Shrek the Third is a 2007 computer animated comedy film of the Shrek series. ... Natalie Cole (born Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole on February 6, 1950), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter. ... Stacy Ann Ferguson, professionally known as Fergie (born March 27, 1975), is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer, and actor. ... William James Adams Jr. ... The Dutchess is the solo debut album of American pop singer Fergie, a member of The Black Eyed Peas, released in 2006 (see 2006 in music). ...


The album has been moderately successful in the U.S., where it debuted and peaked at number thirty-nine on the Billboard 200, becoming Gray's highest-charting album since The Id. Surprisingly, Big has not seen the same success in the UK, where it reached number sixty-two on the albums chart, becoming her lowest-charting album in the UK by far. The album received consolidating success in other countries such as Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Finland, reaching the top forty of their albums chart. It is unknown at this point, whether any other singles from Big will be released.


PBS's Soundstage live concert series premiered a Macy Gray concert on July 5th. The one hour concert included Finally Made Me Happy, Ghetto Love, What I Gotta Do, Glad You’re Here, Slowly and Everybody from Big. Other songs performed were Calligula/Why Didn’t You Call Me (On How Life Is), Shoo Be Doo, Oblivion (ID) with the set ending with I Try (On How Life Is). Future airdates can be found on PBS's web site. Soundstage is a live concert series on PBS, originally aired 1974–1985, with a new version beginning in 2004. ... Big is the fourth studio album by American R&B/soul singer Macy Gray. ... On How Life Is is the debut album by American R&B/soul singer Macy Gray, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... The Id is a Macy Gray album released in 2001. ... On How Life Is is the debut album by American R&B/soul singer Macy Gray, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ...


On 7 July, 2007 Gray performed at the Brazilian leg of Live Earth in Rio de Janeiro.[1] Gray and her band members wore clothes with politically-motivated messages. In her dress, it was written "Darfur Red Alert". is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop Musical groups established in 2007 Record labels established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... The Brazilian Live Earth concert will be held at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro on 7 July 2007. ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on July 7, 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change and advocate environmentally-sustainable living. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ...


Personal life

Gray was married to Tracy Hinds from 1996 to 1998, with whom she had three children: Aanisah (in January 1995), Tahmel (in December 1995), and Cassius (in 1997).[3] She opened up a music academy called The Macy Gray Music Academy in 2005 and it was the scene of MTV's Punk'd because of black mold in the building. Gray has been highly praised for her work with the academy and has given underprivileged children and teenagers the chance to perform. MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... Punkd was an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ...


Discography

Albums

Cover Information
On How Life Is
  • Released: July 27, 1999
  • Chart positions: #4 U.S., #9 U.S. R&B, #3 UK, #2 CAN, #19 GER, #29 ITA, #6 SVI
  • U.S. certification: 3x Platinum
  • U.S. sales: 3 million
  • UK certification: 4x Platinum
  • UK sales: 1.2 million
  • Canadian certification: 3x Platinum
  • Canadian sales: 300,000

Worldwide Sales 8.000.000 On How Life Is is the debut album by American R&B/soul singer Macy Gray, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...

The Id
  • Released: September 18, 2001
  • Chart positions: #11 U.S., #9 U.S. R&B, #1 UK, #6 CAN, #10 GER, #4 ITA, #14 SVI
  • U.S. certification: Gold
  • U.S. sales: 500,000
  • UK certification: Gold
  • UK sales: 100,000
  • Canadian certification: Platinum
  • Canadian sales: 100,000

Worldwide Sales 3.000.000 The Id is a Macy Gray album released in 2001. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

The Trouble with Being Myself
  • Released: July 15, 2003
  • Chart positions: #44 U.S., #29 U.S. R&B, #17 UK, #46 GER, #20 ITA, #10 SVI
  • U.S. certification: —
  • U.S. sales: 134,000

Worldwide Sales 1.000.000 Macy Gray album released in 2003 ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Very Best of Macy Gray
  • Released: September 7, 2004
  • Chart positions: #36 UK
  • U.S. certification: —
  • U.S. sales: -
Live in Las Vegas
  • Released: March 1, 2005
  • Chart positions: —
  • U.S. certification: —
  • U.S. sales: -
Big
  • Released: March 27, 2007
  • Chart positions: #39 U.S., #14 U.S. R&B, #62 UK, #38 SWI, #33 ITA
  • U.S. sales: 73,582 [4]
  • U.S. certification:
  • UK certification:

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Singles

Year Single Album Chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. dance UK AUS NZ GER
1999 "Do Something" On How Life Is 63 51
"I Try" 5 2 6 1 1 16
2000 "Still" 48 18 92
"Why Didn't You Call Me" 107 100 38
2001 "Sweet Baby" (featuring Erykah Badu) The Id 13 23 39
"Sexual Revolution" 4 45
2003 "When I See You" The Trouble with Being Myself 57 37 26 40
"She Ain't Right for You" 52
2004 "Love Is Gonna Get You" The Very Best of Macy Gray
2007 "Finally Made Me Happy" (featuring Natalie Cole) Big
"Shoo Be Doo" 55

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... Template:Media Control Charts The Media Control Charts are the official music charts in Germany. ... Do Something was the debut single release from singer Macy Grays first studio album On How Life Is, released in 1999. ... I Try is a single by Macy Gray released in 2000. ... Still is a single by singer, Macy Gray released in 2000. ... Why Didnt You Call Me was the fourth and final single release from singer Macy Grays first studio album On How Life Is, released in 2000. ... Sweet Baby was the first single release from singer Macy Grays second studio album The Id, released in 2001. ... Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright, February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas) is an American neo-soul, R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. ... Sexual Revolution was the second and final single release from singer Macy Grays second studio album The Id, released in 2001. ... When I See You was the first single release from singer Macy Grays third studio album The Trouble with Being Myself, released in 2003. ... She Aint Right for You was the second and final single release from singer Macy Grays third studio album The Trouble with Being Myself, released in 2003. ... Love Is Gonna Get You (also known as Love Is Gonna Get Ya) is the first and only single from singer Macy Grays best-of collection The Very Best of Macy Gray, released in 2004. ... Finally Made Me Happy is the first single from Macy Grays fourth studio album, Big. ... Natalie Cole (born Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole on February 6, 1950), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter. ... Shoo Be Doo is slated to be the second single from Macy Grays fourth studio album, Big. ...

Single appearances

Year Single Album Chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. rap UK
2001 "Demons" (Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray) Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
The Very Best of Macy Gray
16
"Geto Heaven Remix T.S.O.I. (The Sound of Illadelph)"
(Common featuring Macy Gray)
Like Water for Chocolate 61 48
"Request + Line" (The Black Eyed Peas featuring Macy Gray) Bridging the Gap 63 51 2 31

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Demons is asong by the singer Fatboy Slim, featuring another singer Macy Gray. ... Fatboy Slim (born Quentin Leo Cook on July 31, 1963[1], also known as Norman Cook) is a British big beat musician. ... Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars is the third studio album by Fatboy Slim. ... Geto Heaven Remix T.S.O.I. (The Sound of Illadelph) is the third single from rapper Commons 2000 album Like Water for Chocolate. ... Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. ... Like Water for Chocolate is an album by rapper Common, released in March 2000. ... Request Line is a song by the American Hip Hop band Black Eyed Peas. ... The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip-hop group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed worldwide pop success. ... Bridging the Gap is the second album by the Black Eyed Peas, released in 2000. ...

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role
2001 Training Day Sandman's Wife
2002 Spider-Man Herself
2003 Scary Movie 3 Herself
Gang of Roses Assassin
2004 Lackawanna Blues Pauline
Around the World in 80 Days Sleepy Frenchwoman
Lightning in a Bottle Herself
2005 The Crow: Wicked Prayer Carman
Shadowboxer Neisha
Domino Lashandra Davis
2006 Idlewild Taffy

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Television

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Ally McBeal Herself "Hope and Glory" (episode 20, season 3)
2002 MDs Jess "Wing and a Prayer" (episode 7)
2004 American Dreams Carla Thomas "Real-to-Reel" (episode 12, season 2)
That's So Raven Rhonda Taken to the Cleaners (episode 4, season 3)
Blue's Clues Herself "Bluestock"
2005 Duck Dodgers Diva (voice) "Diva Delivery/Castle High" (episode 10, season 2)
American Dragon: Jake Long Trixie's grandmother (voice)
  • "Act 4, Scene 15" (episode 5, season 1)
  • "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" (episode 8, season 1)
Miss Jenkinks "Act 4, Scene 15" (episode 5, season 1)
1-800-Missing Cleo "A Death in the Family" (episode 13, season 3)

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Trivia

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Awards and nominations

1999

Nominations

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2000

Wins

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2001

Nominations

  • MTV Video Music Awards: "Breakthrough Video" ("Geto Heaven Remix T.S.O.I. (The Sound of Illadelph)" — shared with Common) and "Best Hip-Hop Video" ("Request + Line" — shared with The Black Eyed Peas)
  • Billboard Music Video Awards: "Best Rap/Hip-Hop Clip of the Year" ("Request + Line" — shared with The Black Eyed Peas); the video also received a nomination for Joseph Kahn for "Director of the Year"[7]

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See also

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References

  1. ^ Macy Gray is philosophical about slumping sales. The Plain Dealer (January 6, 2004). Retrieved on 2007-01-13.
  2. ^ Macy Gray Is Booed During Anthem. Associated Press (August 7, 2001). Retrieved on 2007-05-26.
  3. ^ HELLO! Profiles - Macy Gray. Hello!. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  4. ^ McGraw Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts Onto Billboard 200. Billboard (April 4, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-10.
  5. ^ Macy Gray Sings For Justice. Yahoo! Music (July 12, 2003). Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  6. ^ About Ozomatli. Ozomatli.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-16.
  7. ^ Past Winners Database. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2007-01-13.

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