Gogi GrantGogi Grant on the cover of her 2002 collection Her Very Best
Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before adopting the name "Gogi Grant" she had used the names "Audrey Brown" and "Audrey Grant." She was given the name "Gogi" by Dave Kapp, the head of Artists and Repertory at RCA Records, who liked to patronize a restaurant called "Gogi's LaRue."
In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine.
In 1957 she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth in the movie portrayal of Helen Morgan's life.
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In 1957 she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth in the movie portrayal of Helen Morgan's life. In 2002, she appeared in Spider-Man as herself and worked on Shaman, an album by Santana before releasing 2003's The Trouble With Being Myself. In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. charts, in spite of appearances by John Frusciante and Erykah Badu, though the single "Sweet Baby" hit #11 there. Before adopting the name "Gogi Grant" she had used the names "Audrey Brown" and "Audrey Grant." She was given the name "Gogi" by Dave Kapp, the head of Artists and Repertory at RCA Records, who liked to patronize a restaurant called "Gogi's LaRue.". In the midst of the controversy, Gray's The Id became a commercial failure, largely stalling on the U.S. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With her fame growing, Gray became known for a series of bizarre antics, including being booed in 2001 after forgetting the words to the American national anthem.
Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer. She then collaborated with Fatboy Slim (on Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars), Black Eyed Peas and Slick Rick ("The World Is Yours" from Rush Hour 2 soundtrack), as well as acting for the first time in Training Day. "The Wayward Wind" (1956). The next year, Gray won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal for "I Try", and was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955). "I've Committed Murder" and "Why Don't You Call Me?" were minor hits there. "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958). by 2000.
"I Try", the first single, became a big hit and had gone triple platinum in the U.S. The resulting album was 1999's On How Life Is, which gained commercial success slowly, though critical acclaim was nearly unanimous and she was nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal). A publishing contract with Zomba followed, as a result of her demo tape, and Gray signed another deal, this time with Epic Records, in 1998. Gray then signed to Atlantic Records, who refused to release the album she recorded.
She began performing in hotels in the area, eventually forming an after-hours called the We Ours. At a demo session for which the singer didn't arrive, Gray sang and the recording became a surprise success. Her career began after moving to Los Angeles in University of Southern California's screenwriting program, also penning lyrics for a friend's songs. Macy Gray (born Natalie McIntyre, September 6, 1970) is an American neo-soul R&B singer from Canton, Ohio.
The Trouble with Being Myself (2003). The Id (2001). On How Life Is (1999).