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Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), better known simply as Brandy, is an American recording artist and entertainer.[1] Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, she enrolled in performing arts schools as a child and performed as a backing vocalist for teen groups. From 1993 to 1994, Norwood appeared in a supporting role on the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea and signed with Atlantic Records. The following year, she released her self-titled debut album; singles "I Wanna Be Down" and "Baby" peaked atop the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. Norwood starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha as the title character, which lasted six seasons and resulted in roles in the 1998 horror sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and the TV films Cinderella (1997) and Double Platinum (1999). She resumed her music career in 1998 with the widely successful duet with Monica, "The Boy Is Mine", and her second album, Never Say Never.

Throughout the 2000s, Norwood experienced career and commercial turbulence. In 2002, she starred in the reality series Brandy: Special Delivery. 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 was released in 2008. 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 with younger brother Ray J. In 2011, she began a recurring role on Drop Dead Diva and released her sixth album, Two Eleven, the following year. That same year, she also began playing the role of Chardonnay on the BET series The Game.

Within pop music, Norwood has become known for her distinctive sound, characterized by her peculiar timbre, voice-layering, intricate riffs, and beat-driven R&B. She has since been signed to both Epic Records and RCA Records, where she has acquired a catalogue of hits with singles such as "What About Us?", "Talk About Our Love", and "Put It Down" being her most successful. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide. 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, three American Music Awards, and seven Billboard Music Awards.


In 2006, Brandy was ranked #37 in the 100 Greatest Teen Stars countdown.
Brandy's trademark is her braids.
On December 30th 2006, Brandy's Land Rover hit another car and caused a four-car accident in Los Angeles. The driver of the car she hit in the crash died. It was confirmed that no alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident.
In early 2008 Brandy was deemed innocent and not guilty of causing the crash and the successive death of the other driver.
Brandy's favourite TV shows are Moesha, Beavis & ButtHead, Parent Hood, Family Matters and Home Improvment.
Brandy's favourite author is Stephen King.
Brandy's favorite dessert is Peach Cobbler.
Brandy's bellybutton is pierced.
Brandy's favorite colour is Dark Brown.
Brandy thinks her eyes are too far apart.
The first concert Brandy ever attended was a Whitney Houston concert.
Brandy's astrological sign is Aquarius.
In 1999, Brandy was one of Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21".
In 1996, Brandy was choosen as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world by People Magazine.
Brandy's album Never Say Never (1998) went 5x Platinum in the US and 14x Platinum world wide. It was her most successful album ever.
Brandy's first album, Brandy (1998), was certified Multi Platinum, selling over 4 million copies in the US and 7 millions world wide.
Brandy's discography: Brandy (1994), Never Say Never (1998), Full Moon (2002), Afrodisiac (2004) The Best of Brandy (2005).
Althought she only won one Grammy award during her career, Brandy was nominated 12 times.
The character of "Karla Wilson" in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer was originally intended to be a Caucasian girl, until Brandy auditioned and won the role.
Brandy was the second African American woman to portray Cinderella in a major TV movie.
Brandy have already dated Wanya Morris of R&B group Boyz II Men.
Brandy is close friends with Serena and Venus Williams, the tennis players, and she attended their game against each other in the US-open.
Brandy went to Kobe Bryants's high school prom with him.
Brandy is 5 Feet 7 Inches tall.
Brandy has ended an 18-month engagement with boyfriend Quentin Richardson.
Brandy is Ray J's sister, who appeared on her show Moesha.
Grammy Awards:
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal - The Boy Is Mine (with Monica).
Brandy recently admitted that she was never married to Robert Smith.
It was just a hoax.
Brandy announced that she is engaged to her boyfriend Quentin Richardson.
Kanye West is featured on her single Talk About Our Love.
Brandy and her husband, Robert Smith, filed for divorce on June 30, 2003.
Brandy appeared in G-Unit's music video for Stunt 101.
Brandy gave birth to her first child, Sy'rai Iman Smith, on June 16, 2002.
Brandy got married to music producer Robert Smith in July 2001.
Brandy appeared in her brother Ray J. music videos for Let It Go and Wait a Minute.
Brandy's third album, Full Moon, was released in March 2002. The first single was entitled, "What About Us".

 

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