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Macy Gray discography
File:Macy Gray 2008.07.23 015.jpg
Gray performing live in 2008
Studio albums 9
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
Music videos 21
Singles 27
Promotional singles 7

American singer and songwriter Macy Gray has released eight studio albums, one live album, three compilation albums, 27 singles (including seven as a featured artist), seven promotional singles, and 21 music videos.

Gray is famed for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis.

Gray has 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 known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is.

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
IRE
[6]
NL
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
On How Life Is 4 1 2 24 19 4 28 1 6 3
  • World: 7,000,000[11]
  • US: 3,200,000[12]
The Id
  • Released: September 17, 2001
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
11 3 6 25 10 7 13 7 4 1
The Trouble with Being Myself
  • Released: April 28, 2003
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
44 23 61 46 40 18 41 10 17
Big
  • Released: March 21, 2007
  • Label: will.i.am, Geffen
  • Formats: CD, digital download
39 149 56 38 62
The Sellout
  • Released: June 21, 2010
  • Label: Concord
  • Formats: CD, digital download
38 62 76 28 128
Covered
  • Released: March 21, 2012
  • Label: 429
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Talking Book
  • Released: October 29, 2012
  • Label: 429
  • Formats: CD, digital download
The Way
  • Released: October 6, 2014
  • Label: Kobalt
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Stripped
  • Released: September 9, 2016
  • Label: Chesky
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums

Title Album details
Live in Las Vegas

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
NL
[7]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
The Very Best of Macy Gray
  • Released: August 30, 2004
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
50 84 36
I Try: The Macy Gray Collection
  • Released: October 6, 2008[28]
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Original Album Classics
  • Released: January 9, 2012[29]
  • Label: Legacy, Epic
  • Formats: 3× CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[30]
AUS
[31]
CAN
[32]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
IRE
[33]
NL
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[34]
"Do Something" 1999 103 75 32 51 On How Life Is
"I Try" 5 1 19 29 16 1 60 1 13 6
"Still" 2000 21 92 30 90 8 18
"Why Didn't You Call Me" 107[upper-alpha 1] 146 35 38
"Sweet Baby"
(featuring Erykah Badu)
2001 39 16 43 80 12 36 23 The Id
"Sexual Revolution" 68 50 89 91 45
"When I See You" 2003 34 66 26 The Trouble with Being Myself
"Oh Yeah"[37]
(with Keziah Jones)
2004 Unity: The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Album
"Love Is Gonna Get You" 95 The Very Best of Macy Gray
"Finally Made Me Happy"
(featuring Natalie Cole)
2007 Big
"Shoo Be Doo"
"What I Gotta Do"[38]
"Beauty in the World" 2010 52 The Sellout
"Kissed It"
(featuring Velvet Revolver)
"Lately"
"Sail"[39] 2012 Covered
"Creep"
(acoustic version)[40]
153
"Stoned"[41] 2014 The Way
"Bang Bang"[42]
"Hands"[43]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[44]
US R&B
[45]
AUS
[31]
GER
[5]
IRE
[33]
NL
[7]
NZ
[8]
UK
[34]
"Demons"
(Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray)
2001 78 43 78 16 Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
"Geto Heaven Remix T.S.O.I. (The Sound of Illadelph)"
(Common featuring Macy Gray)
61 48 Like Water for Chocolate
(alternative version)
"Request + Line"
(Black Eyed Peas featuring Macy Gray)
63 51 21 85 45 86 10 31 Bridging the Gap
"Can't Hold Back"
(Kaz James featuring Macy Gray)
2009 42 If They Knew
"Electrolytes"[46]
(N.O.R.E. featuring Macy Gray and DMX)
2011 Scared Money
"No War"[47]
(DJ Bizzy featuring Tru Wordz, Thurz, Macy Gray and Murs)
2013 Non-album single
"SuperHero"[48]
(Steven Lee vs. Goldie featuring Macy Gray)
2015 TeamWork
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peaks Album
UK
[34]
"Winter Wonderland"[49] 2000 76 Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas
"Hey Young World II"[50]
(featuring Slick Rick)
2001 The Id
"Shed"[51]
"She Ain't Right for You"[52] 2003 The Trouble with Being Myself
"We Will Rock You"[53]
"I Tried"[54]
(Al Di Meola featuring Angie Stone and Macy Gray)
2006 Vocal Rendezvous
"The Sellout"[55] 2010 The Sellout
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"All I Said" 2000 Guru Guru's Jazzmatazz: Streetsoul
"Love & War" 2001 Anthony Hamilton Baby Boy: Music From the Motion Picture
"The World Is Yours" Slick Rick Rush Hour 2 Soundtrack
"We've Got Enough" None Red Star Sounds Volume One: Soul Searching[56]
"This Christmas (Hang All the Mistletoe)" A Very Special Christmas 5
"Smile" Better Way of Living[57]
"Water No Get Enemy" 2002 D'Angelo, Femi Kuti, Roy Hargrove, Nile Rodgers, The Soultronics, Positive Force Red Hot + Riot
"Amoré (Sexo)" Santana Shaman
"Time of My Life" None Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile
"Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')" Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture
"Santa Baby" 2003 None Mona Lisa Smile: Music from the Motion Picture
"Like the Sun" 2004 Zucchero, Jeff Beck Zu & Co.
"Hound Dog" None Lightning in a Bottle[58]
"Love and War" 2005 Anthony Hamilton Soulife
"ODB, Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Ol' Dirty Bastard A Son Unique
"Intoxicated" Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, Method Man
"Boom Boom" None Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives
"Real" Domino: Music from the Motion Picture[59]
"Greatest Show on Earth" 2006 Outkast Idlewild
"Coming Back to You" None Déjà Vu: Original Soundtrack[60]
"Don't Forget Me" 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic: Original Soundtrack
"Your Mouth" 2010 The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAA Birthday Bundle 2010
"Off to Sea Once More" 2013 Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys[61]
"Be My Monster Love" David Murray Infinity Quartet Be My Monster Love
"I Don't Even Care" Robert Glasper Experiment, Jean Grae Black Radio 2 (deluxe edition)
"Into the Deep" 2015 Galactic Into the Deep[62]
"Leave Me Lonely" 2016 Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
"Forever Survivor" 2016 Far East Movement Identity

Music videos

As lead artist

List of music videos as lead artist, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Do Something" 1999 Mark Romanek[63][64]
"I Try"
"Still" (first version) 2000 Big TV![65]
"Why Didn't You Call Me" Hype Williams[65]
"Still" (second version) Jonas Åkerlund[65]
"Sweet Baby"
(featuring Erykah Badu)
2001 Dave Meyers[66]
"Sexual Revolution" Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris[67]
"When I See You" 2003 Bryan Barber[65]
"She Ain't Right for You" David LaChapelle[65]
"Finally Made Me Happy"
(featuring Natalie Cole)
2007 Meiert Avis[68]
"Everybody" Joshua Kameyer[69]
"Beauty in the World" 2010 Adria Petty[70]
"Real Love"[71]
(featuring Bobby Brown)
Unknown
"Smoke Two Joints" 2012 Robert de Vico[72]
"Bang Bang" 2014 Stan Brooks[73]
"Hands" RAGE[74]
"B.O.B" 2015 Dan Fusselman[75]

As featured artist

List of music videos as featured artist, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Demons"
(Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray)
2000 Garth Jennings[65]
"Geto Heaven Remix T.S.O.I. (The Sound of Illadelph)"
(Common featuring Macy Gray)
Nzingha Stewart[65]
"Request Line"
(Black Eyed Peas featuring Macy Gray)
2001 Joseph Kahn[65]
"Can't Hold Back"
(Kaz James featuring Macy Gray)
2009 Syndrome[76]

Notes

  1. "Why Didn't You Call Me" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[36]

References

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  39. "Sail (Radio Edit) – Single by Macy Gray". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  40. "Creep (Acoustic Version) – Single by Macy Gray". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  41. "Stoned – Single by Macy Gray". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
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  44. Peak chart positions for singles as featured artist in the United States:
  45. Peak chart positions for singles as featured artist on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart:
  46. "Electrolytes (feat. Macy Gray & DMX) – Single by DJ Bizzy". iTunes Store (US). Archived from the original on July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  47. "No War (feat. Tru Wordz, Thurz, Macy Gray & Murs) – Single by DJ Bizzy". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  48. "SuperHero (feat. Macy Gray) – Single by Steven Lee & Goldie". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  49. "Winter Wonderland" (European promotional CD single liner notes). Macy Gray. Epic Records. 2000. SAMPCS 9359. 
  50. "Hey Young World II" (US promotional 12" single liner notes). Macy Gray featuring Slick Rick. Epic Records. 2001. EAS 16903. 
  51. "Shed" (US promotional 12" single liner notes). Macy Gray. Sony Music Entertainment. 2001. 54866 S1. 
  52. "She Ain't Right for You" (Austrian promotional CD single liner notes). Macy Gray. Epic Records. 2003. SAMPCS 13084 1. 
  53. "We Will Rock You" (Japanese promotional CD single liner notes). Macy Gray. Epic Records. 2003. EDCI 80105. 
  54. "I Tried" (European promotional CD single liner notes). Al Di Meola featuring Angie Stone and Macy Gray. SPV. 2006. SPV 80001031 CD. 
  55. "The Sellout" (UK promotional CD single liner notes). Macy Gray. Concord Records. 2010. MACYCD2. 
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  57. Better Way of Living (CD liner notes). . Schizo Music. 2001. 
  58. Leggett, Steve. "Lightning in a Bottle – Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  59. Domino: Music from the Motion Picture (CD liner notes). Various artists. Wagram Music. 2005. WAG 361. 
  60. "Déjà Vu (Original Soundtrack) by Harry Gregson-Williams". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  61. "Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
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