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Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood
Books
Real-Life Cinderella: The Story of Brandy Brandy: An Intimate Look
Born
Brandy Rayana Norwood(1979-02-11) February 11, 1979 (age 37)McComb, Mississippi, U.S.
Children
1
Compilation albums
The Best of Brandy
Concert tours
1995 Tour Never Say Never World Tour Just Human Tour Slayana World Tour
Extended plays
U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To) – The Remix EP Full Moon: Remixes
Films
Cinderella I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Double Platinum Osmosis Jones Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Genres
R&B pop gospel soul hip hop
Home town
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Labels
Atlantic Epic Knockout RCA Chamaleon
Occupation
Singer actress model songwriter record producer
Other names
B Rocka Bran'Nu (2008–2011)
Parent(s)
Willie Norwood Sonja Norwood
Related topics
Retail Ray J Willie Norwood Moesha Brandy: Special Delivery America's Got Talent Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business Dancing with the Stars The Game
Relatives
Ray J (brother)Snoop Dogg (first cousin)Bo Diddley (cousin),Daz Dillinger (cousin),Sasha Banks (cousin)
Studio albums
Brandy Never Say Never Full Moon Afrodisiac Human Two Eleven
Website
4everbrandy.com
Years active
1993–present
Summary
Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, she began her career as a child and performed as a backing vocalist for teen groups. In 1993, Norwood signed with Atlantic Records. The following year, she released her self-titled debut album, which was certified quadruple Platinum in the US, selling six million copies worldwide. Norwood starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha as the title character, which lasted six seasons and resulted in numerous other roles. She resumed her music career in 1998 with the widely successful duet with fellow R&B contemporary Monica, "The Boy Is Mine", which went on to become the best selling female duet of all time, and one of the longest running number one singles in history. Her second album, Never Say Never sold 16 million copies worldwide, featured two number one singles, and earned Norwood her first Grammy Award. This launched her into international stardom, with films, endorsements, sold out concert tours, and her own line of Barbie dolls. Throughout the 2000s, Norwood held a precarious position in the pop industry. In 2002, she starred in the reality series Brandy: Special Delivery, documenting the birth of her daughter. Her third and fourth albums, Full Moon (2002) and Afrodisiac (2004), were released to critical and commercial success. She served as a judge on the first season of America's Got Talent before being involved in a widely publicized car accident in 2006. After several lawsuits stemming from the accident, Norwood's fifth album Human (2008) was released to commercial failure. In the 2010s, Norwood received a critical and commercial resurgence. In 2010, she returned to television as a contestant on the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars and starred in the reality series Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business. In 2012 she became a series regular in the BET series The Game, and released her sixth album Two Eleven to critical praise. In April 2015, Norwood made her Broadway debut in the musical Chicago. She starred in and executive produced a new sitcom Zoe Ever After on the BET network in January 2016. Throughout her career, she has sold over 40 million records worldwide, making her one of the best selling female artists of all time. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists Norwood as one of the top selling artists in the United States, with 10.5 million certified albums. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, one American Music Award, and seven Billboard Music Awards. She has become known for her distinctive sound, characterized by her peculiar timbre, voice-layering, intricate riffs, which has earned her the nickname 'The Vocal Bible' from industry peers and critics.
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Filmography (32)
Happyish (2015)
Judge (Herself)
90210 (TV series) (2012)
Marissa Harris-Young
Majors & Minors (2011)
Mentor (Herself)
Reba (TV series) (2006)
Mystery Caller
Dança Comigo (2006)
Contestant (Herself)
Raising Dad (2002)
Mystery Caller
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Leah Estrogen, Mayor Phlegmming's secretary and Ozzy's love interest, greatly relied upon by him for her skills. She is one of few inhabitants of Frank who realize the flaws of the current administration and one of the few willing to believe Osmosis' claims of a large-scale infection. Her name h the word Estrogen which is a hormone mostly present in female people but can be present in males well.
The Parkers (1999)
Moesha Mitchell
Arachnophobia (1990)
Brandy Beechwood (uncredited)
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