On How Life Is is Macy Gray's debut studio album that was released on July 1, 1999 by Epic Records.


  1. Why Didn't You Call Me 3:14
  2. Do Something 4:57
  3. Caligula 4:38
  4. I Try 3:59
  5. Sex-O-Matic Venus Freak 3:57
  6. I Can't Wait To Meetchu 5:18
  7. Still 4:15
  8. I've Committed Murder 4:59
  9. A Moment To Myself 4:00
  10. The Letter 5:38

Chart PerformanceEdit

"On How Life Is" peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"On How Life Is" was met with highly positive reviews from music critics upon its release, with many praising Gray's songwriting and vocal performance.

Q rated the album four out of five stars, calling it a "confident, bluesy soul debut [...] with a lived-in sound – as if Rod Stewart were a girl."

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