Who is Macy Gray?
Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer and actress. She is known worldwide for her unique hoarse voice and a singing style that is highly Billie Holiday influenced by Billie Holiday. Her musical career began when she volunteered to write songs for a friend during her time at the University of Southern Carolina.
A different vocalist was supposed to record the tracks during a demo session, but they failed to show up and Gray did it herself. After that, she worked as a cashier in Beverly Hills when she ran upon writer-producer Joe Solo.
They co-wrote a number of songs, which they then recorded in Solo’s studio. Gray had a feeling that her peculiar voice would not be good for singing. Nevertheless, Atlantic Records signed her and the rest is history.
The singer was born Natalie Renee McIntyre. Her stage name, Macy Gray came when she got a bicycle accident in her childhood years and she noticed a mailbox of a man named Macy Gray. She made use of the name in her own stories before deciding to embrace it as her stage name.
Macy Gray Family | Siblings
Gray grew up with two brothers and a sister. Her parents separated while she was still young and her mom went on to marry her stepdad who raised her. Macy says that she still sees her biological father but she doesn’t know him on a personal level like her stepdad. Sadly, her stepdad passed away after 33 years of marriage with her mom.
Macy Gray Height
Gray stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m)
Macy Gray Age
Gray is 55 years old as of 2022. She was born on September 6, 1967, in Canton, Ohio, USA.
Who is Macy Gray’s Ex-Husband?
Gray’s ex-husband is an Ohio-based mortgage broker, Tracy Hinds. The couple married in 1996 and decided to go their separate ways in 1998. They have three children together namely; Aanisah Hinds, Happy Hinds, and Tahmel Hinds.
Aanisah was born in January 1995 and Tahmel was born in December 1995 and Happy came to the world in 1997. I know you might be wondering how Tahmel and Aanisah shared the same year of birth.
During her second pregnancy, she was like, “You gotta be kidding me?” Don’t you think I deserve some sort of reward or honor for that? or some sort of gratitude? She has nevertheless raised her children, who are now grownups.
Macy Gray Songs
– Finally Made Me Happy
– Sexual Revolution
– I Try
– Why Didn’t You Call Me
– Shoo Be Doo
– Do Something
Macy Gray Albums
– On How Life Is (1999)
– The Id (2001)
– The Trouble with Being Myself (2003)
– Big (2007)
– The Sellout (2010)
– Covered (2012)
– Talking Book (2012)
– The Way (2014)
– Stripped (2016)
– Ruby (2018)
Macy Gray Socials
Macy has a net worth of $12 million. She has made her wealth from her career as a singer and actress.
Where Did Macy Gray go to College?
Gray attended the University of Southern California where she studied scriptwriting.
What Condition is Macy Suffering From?
Gray has been open about living with bipolar disorder. She spoke about the importance of reinforcing mental health awareness and showing compassion to anyone who might be going through a difficult time.A
Speaking on her own experience with bipolar disorder, she said, “People are just so quiet and discreet about it, and until I got older, I never felt it was something to be embarrassed about. I had no idea that it was meant to be kept such a secret.”
There is another cause close to Gray’s heart in addition to spreading awareness for anyone who might be going through anything similar. She founded a nonprofit organization called My Good Foundation, which helps grieving families.
Gray, Grace Blake, and Charyn Harris co-founded the organization, which offers financial assistance as well as mental health services, such as counseling and bereavement support, to families who have experienced police violence.