Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy or Bran'Nu, is an American recording artist and actress. Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, she enrolled in performing arts schools as a child. In 1993, Norwood appeared in a supporting role on the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea and signed a recording contract 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 successful UPN sitcom Moesha in 1996, 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. The album was certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
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