Natalie Hinds (born Natalie Renée McIntyre on September 6, 1967), known by her stage name Macy Gray, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actress. She is known for her distinctive raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.
Gray has released ten 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, For Colored Girls, and The Paperboy. Gray is best known for her international hit single “I Try“, taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is.
In 2016, Gray changed labels to record an album produced with binaural sound, Stripped (Chesky Records, 2016) which marked the singer’s first steps into the world of audiophile recordings.