After an accidental entry into the music industry, she reached the mainstream in grand style with "I Try," a Top Five pop hit in Gray went on to build a sizeable and unpredictable discography that included gutsy original material and bold covers that paid tribute to Stevie Wonder , Nina Simone , and Metallica. By , she was revisiting career highlights with a jazz quartet, as documented on Stripped , but Ruby , issued two years later, affirmed that she wasn't content to live strictly in the past.
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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. Gray is best known for her international hit single " I Try ", taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is. In , Gray made a large artistic leap by changing labels to record an album produced with binaural sound. Stripped Chesky Records ,  marked the singer's first steps into the world of audiophile recordings. Gray attended school with Brian Warner later known as musician Marilyn Manson although they did not know each other. She attended college at the University of Southern California and studied scriptwriting.