Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Macy Gray woke up to this world on September 9, 1970. In 1994 she gave birth to two children, Aanisah, and Tahmel and a third child in 1997, Cassius, whom also shares the entertainment world with her. She did a most humanitarian thing opening Macy Gray Music Academy, in 2005, offering underprivileged children the opportunity to learn to be performers.

In 1994 we became familiar with Macy Gray when she released her first album entitled, “On How Life Is”. From there she would produce four more albums, 2001, “The Id”, 2003 “The Trouble with Being Myself”, 2007 with “Big” and in 2010 she released “The Sellout”.

Gray’s acting career apparently has been her passion because she’s done more on the screen than she has in the studio. Her first released film was 2001 in “Training Day”, where she played, Sandman’s Woman. The next two years she would play herself in “Spider-Man”, “Scary Movie 3”, and in “Gang of Roses” she nailed her role as Assassin. 2004 she would grace the screen in “Lackawanna Blues”, “Around the World in 80 Days” and “Lightning in a Bottle”. In 2005 she would hold her own respectively in “The Crow: Wicked Prayer”, “Shadowboxer”, and “Domino”. As you can see, the woman had no problem playing the challenge roles of a disturbed individual. In 2006, she introduced Taffy to the moviegoers in “IdleWild”. After this role Macy Gray would take a four year hiatus from both the film industry and the music industry. When 2010 rolled around Gray would play the powerful role of Rose in Tyler Perry’s, “For Colored Girls” alongside nine of the best actresses in the business; Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and Whoopi Goldberg. Also in that same year, Gray would release her CD, “The Sellout”. As if being in the recording studio and making time to prepare for her movie roles wasn’t enough, between 2000 and 2009 Macy Grace would astound us in television appearances on “Ally McBeal”, “MDs”, “American Dreams”, “That’s So Raven”, “Blue’s Clues”, “Duck Dodgers”, “American Dragon: Jake Long”, “1-800-Missing”, “Macy Gray’s Big Special” (2007), and “Dancing with the Stars” finishing oout 2009.

Her life has been filled with many ups and downs considering Gray has a bipolar disorder she suffers from and for which she is a strong supporter to the cause for a cure. But even with this terrible sickness she managed to still leave her mark in the world of accomplishments with nominations at the Grammy Award in 2000 for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Do Something”. Also in 2000 she would walk away with two MTV Video Music Awards sweeping the categories: Best New Artist for “I Try” and Best Cinematography for “Do Something”. She would be nominated for Best Female Video and Best Art Direction for “I Try”. In 2000 she would also walk away with two Brit Awards, one for International Breakthrough Act and the other for International Female. In 2000, the start of the “New Millennium”, the Soul Train Awards would hand out a nomination for Best R&B/Soul Album for a female for “On How Life Is”.
At The Grammy Awards in 2001 she would return with “I Try” being nominated as Song of the Year and Record of the year and winning the category of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Billboard Awards would recognize her in 2001 nominating her as Best Rap/Hip-Hop Clip of the year for “Request Line” and another nomination for Best Direction for the same title. In that same year at the MTV Video Music Awards she would get two more nominations, one for Breakthrough Video for “Geto Heaven Remix T.S.O.I. (The Sound of Illadelph)” and the other for Best Hip-Hop Video for “Request Line”.

With all she’s accomplished and done to entertain her fans over the course of her life, less not to mention being one of the front runners, almost two years before his official announcement of running for President, for President Barack Obama, Macy Gray deserves a grand Happy Birthday from The Heat.

Today is your “Day” Macy Gray so blow out the candles and make a wish! Happy Birthday!

Feel “The Heat”

One of the hardest working women in the Entertainment business today! From Music Video Producer to Script Writer to Author to Personal Life Coaching to now Senior Editor Entertainment and New Artist for The Heat, this girls got game! If it's worth working on, she's on it! Talented, Intelligent, and Sexy, yeah, you get it all in her! You got a story to tell, she has an ear to listen and the skills to put the pen to paper! "I see your lips moving but ain't nothing coming out! Shut-up and start walking, talking gets you know where". Wanna get your skills and talent seen by the world, holla at cha'girl at or


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