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Singer Brandy was among the biggest and brightest R&B stars to emerge during the 1990's. Her first attracting attention came when she was singing with her area youth groups and move on to her acting career where she co-starred in the short-lived sitcom Thea.
Born on February 11, 1979, in real life Brandy Rayana Norwood is an American singer and actress. Her father being a pastor played a major role in her musical career where at the age of 2 she started singing at their local church. Eventually, Brandy grew up as a fan of Whitney Houston and influenced her to become a singer.
At 9, their family moved to California where she began singing in local talent shows in 1990. At 11, she sang as backup singer with two local band groups - Norment and Immature.
Her break came on 1994 when she was 14, this was the time where she land a record deal with Atlantic and on that same year released her first self-titled ablum Brandy reaching gold status in less than two months. Since then Brandy had reaped almost every award an artist dreams of having including Grammy Awards, California Music Award, MTV Music Awards among others.
Awards & Certifications
|1999||Grammy Award||Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group for "The Boy Is Mine"|
|1999||California Music Award||Outstanding R&B Album for Never Say Never|
|1999||Teen Choice Award||Choice Female Artist|
|1998||Blockbuster Entertainment Award||Favorite Female Artist - R&B for "The Boy Is Mine"|
|1998||Billboard Video Music Award||Best Clip (R&B/Urban) for "The Boy Is Mine"|
|1998||Billboard Music Award||Top R&B Sales Single for "The Boy Is Mine"|
|1998||Billboard Music Award||Top Dance Maxi-Single for "The Boy Is Mine"|
|1998||Billboard Music Award||Top 100 Sales Single for "The Boy Is Mine"|
|1997||NAACP Image Award||Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress for Moesha (1996)|
|1996||MTV Movie Award||Best Movie Song for the song "Sittin' Up In My Room"|
|1996||American Music Award||Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist|
|1998||Never Say Never||5x Platinum|
|2002||Full Moon||1x Platinum|
|Year||Single||Album||Hot R&B/HipHop||Billboard Hot 100|
|2004||Talk About Our Love||Afrodisiac||16||36|
|2004||Who Is She 2 U||Afrodisiac||43||85|
|2002||Full Moon||Full Moon||16||18|
|2002||What About Us?||Full Moon||3||7|
|1999||Almost Doesn t Count||Never Say Never||16||16|
|1999||Angel In Disguise||Never Say Never||17||72|
|1999||Have You Ever?||Never Say Never||2||1|
|1999||U Don t Know Me (Like U Used To)||Never Say Never||25||79|
|1998||The Boy Is Mine||Never Say Never||-||1|
|1994||I Wanna Be Down||Brandy||1||6|
Tours and Concerts
There are no current available tours for Brandy.
|1994||Brandy||September, 27, 1994||Atlantic|
|1998||Never Say Never||June 9, 1998||Atlantic|
|2002||Full Moon||March 5, 2002||Atlantic|
|2004||Afrodisiac||June 29, 2004||Atlantic|
|2008||Human||December 5, 2008||Epic|
Compilations & Live Releases
|2005||The Best of Brandy||April 5, 2005||Atlantic|
- Brandy was a college drop out at Pepperdine University
- Brandy has dated NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant, and is currently engaged to Quentin Richardson