Brandy

Born 11 March 1979.

US R&B singer

Please Note: you do not have javascript enabled. Video content requires javascript to be enabled.

Trevor speaks to Brandy

Brandy is Trevor's Ledge of the Week.

Featured in BBC Music Clips
 

Biography

Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), better known simply as Brandy, is an American recording artist and entertainer. 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.

Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Links & Information

Personal Relationships

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Human

    Human 2008

    Reviewed by Talia Kraines
    Concentrating on melodies and inspiration, Human, is a mature, sensitive album.
  2. Review of Never Say Never

    Never Say Never 1998

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    The epitome of a mixed bag.
  3. Review of Full Moon

    Full Moon

    Reviewed by Christian Hopwood
    With a crew of gifted producers, including the mighty Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins,...
Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss