R&B Singer

Brandy is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and actress known for her powerful vocals and chart-topping hits.

Full Name
Brandy Rayana Norwood
Feb 11, 1979
5' 7"
Net Worth


Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally as Brandy, was born on February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi. She is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. She rose to fame in the 1990s with her single “I Wanna Be Down” from her self titled album, which won her a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance.

Her second album Never Say Never (1998) was certified eight-times platinum and spawned many successful singles including "The Boy Is Mine", a duet with Monica which received Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Her third album Full Moon (2002) became her first to top the US Billboard 200 chart and sold over three million copies in the US alone.

In 1996, Brandy made her acting debut when she starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha which ran until 2001. The series earned her two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series and spawned two more albums; Human (2008) and Two Eleven (2012). She released her sixth studio album B7 in 2020 to critical acclaim. 

Throughout her career, Brandy has won numerous awards such as four Billboard Music Awards, four Soul Train Music Awards, five NAACP Image Awards and one American Music Award. She has also been nominated for four Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Brandy is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 11, 1979, Brandy Rayana Norwood was born in McComb, Mississippi.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of First Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Brandy released her self-titled debut album “Brandy” at the age of 14.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of Sophomore Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Brandy released her second album “Never Say Never” which debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in TV Series Moesha</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Brandy starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha and won an Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of Fourth Studio Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Brandy released her fourth studio album “Afrodisiac” which spawned two Top 10 singles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in Broadway Musical Chicago</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Brandy took over the lead role as Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of Sixth Studio Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Brandy released her sixth studio album “B7” which spawned two singles.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> Her Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brandy has a powerful and emotive voice that can reach the highest of notes while still conveying emotion. She is able to touch the hearts of her listeners, whether she’s singing about heartache, joy or anything in between.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> Her Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brandy’s music is timeless and classic. From her debut album in 1994 to her latest release in 2018, Brandy has produced hits across nearly every genre of R&B. She continues to release music that resonates with her fans and provides a unique blend of traditional R&B sounds with modern production.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brandy is not afraid to express herself through fashion. She has experimented with many different looks over the years, from classic and conservative styles to bold and daring looks. No matter what she wears, she always manages to look stunning and fashionable.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Discovered at Age 15</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brandy was discovered by music producer Keith Crouch when she was just 15. She went on to sign a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1993.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Actress to Play Cinderella on TV</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1997, Brandy starred as the titular character in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical drama Cinderella, becoming the first black actress to play the role on television.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Grammy Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brandy won her first and only Grammy Award in 1999 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for her collaboration with Monica on their hit song "The Boy Is Mine".</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Played Roxie Hart on Broadway</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2015, Brandy made her Broadway debut in Chicago as the lead character Roxie Hart. She received acclaim for her performance, earning a nomination for a Clive Barnes Award.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Starred in Moesha</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">From 1996 to 2001, Brandy starred in her own sitcom called Moesha. The show was praised for its positive representation of African American families and is considered one of the most iconic black sitcoms of all time.</p></div>


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