Epic Collects Macy Gray's 'Best'
Epic will on Sept. 7 release "The Very Best of Macy Gray," culling material from the eclectic vocalist's three albums for the label.Epic will on Sept. 7 release "The Very Best of Macy Gray," culling material from the eclectic vocalist's three albums for the label. Also included is a new single, "Love Is Gonna Get Ya," previously featured in the NBC series "Miss Match" featuring Alicia Silverstone.
The set kicks off with Gray's breakthrough 1999 single "I Try," which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is drawn from her debut album "On How Life Is," which peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and has moved more than 3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Other highlights include "Sweet Baby" featuring Erykah Badu and "It Ain't the Money" featuring Pharoahe Monch.
A host of oddities round out the set, including the Fatboy Slim collaboration "Demons" and Fatboy's remix of Gray's "Sexual Revolution." Gang Starr has also remixed the "On How Life Is" track "I've Committed Murder."
Gray just wrapped a run of dates in Brazil. She will return to the concert stage Sept. 2 in San Diego and Sept. 4 in Long Beach, Calif.
In January, the artist told Billboard.com she was eyeing a concept album "probably no one has ever done before." Initially, she said the disc should be released by the end of this year but has since retracted that forecast.