Known for movies
Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), better known by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality, actress, and businesswoman. 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 release of her second album Never Say Never, which featured the platinum-selling single “The Boy Is Mine”, a duet with singer Monica that spent a record-breaking thirteen weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Released in 2004, Afrodisiac became Norwood’s third album to top the Billboard 200, selling over three million copies worldwide. Its lead single “Talk About Our Love” earned Norwood her second Grammy Award.
Norwood has sold over 40 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has won numerous awards, including a Grammy Award, an American Music Award, and a Billboard Music Award. In 2012, VH1 ranked Norwood number 54 on their list of the “100 Greatest Women in Music”. Brandy Norwood was born on February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi to Willie Norwood and Sonja Bates-Norwood. She has an older brother Ray J, as well as a younger sister Whitney Houston. Her parents divorced when she was young and she was raised by her mother in Carson, California.
Norwood began singing at an early age and appeared on Star Search when she was eleven years old. In 1993, she signed with Atlantic Records and released her self-titled debut album the following year. The album was a commercial success, selling six million copies worldwide and spawning the hit single “I Wanna Be Down”.
Norwood’s follow-up album Never Say Never was released in 1998 and featured the hit single “The Boy Is Mine”, a duet with singer Monica that spent a record-breaking thirteen weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album was another commercial success, selling over three million copies worldwide.
In 2004, Norwood released her third album Afrodisiac, which topped the Billboard 200 and spawned the hit single “Talk About Our Love”. The album was another commercial success, selling over three million copies worldwide.
Norwood has sold over forty million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has won numerous awards, including a Grammy Award, an American Music Award, and a Billboard Music Award.
In 2012, VH1 ranked Norwood number 54 on their list of the “100 Greatest Women in Music”.
|Date Of Birth||December 5, 1950|
|Profession||Financial Analyst, Television producer, Talent manager, Financial Analyst, Talent manager, Television producer|
|Spouse||Willie Norwood, Willie Norwood|
|Children||Brandy, Ray J, Brandy, Ray J|
|1||A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.|
|2||Mother and manager of Brandy Norwood and Ray J.|
|Moesha||1996-2001||TV Series program consultant - 126 episodes|
|Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business||2010-2011||TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes|
|For the Love of Ray J||2009-2010||TV Series executive producer - 23 episodes|
|Double Platinum||1999||TV Movie executive producer|
|Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood||2014-2016||TV Series||Herself|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||2014||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business||2010-2011||TV Series||Herself|
|The Wendy Williams Show||2010||TV Series||Herself|
|Intimate Portrait||2002||TV Series documentary||Herself|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia