Brandy Norwood Biography
Brandy Norwood is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She is best known for her work on I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), Moesha (1996) and Osmosis Jones (2001). She started her vocation as a youngster and proceeded as a backup vocalist for teen groups.
Brandy Norwood Early Life.
Brandy was born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California. having been raised in a Christian home, Norwood started singing through her father’s work as part of the local church choir, performing her first gospel solo at the age of two.
Brandy’s interest in music and performing increased after when she became a fan of the singer, Whitney Houston at the age of seven. While at school she experienced trouble with persuading teachers to send her on auditions as she found no support among the staff. Brandy started entering talent shows when she was eleven, and, as a part of a young singing group, performed at a number of open functions.
Brandy Norwood Education
In the year 1983, her parents relocated from Mississipi to Los Angeles, California. It is here where Norwood schooled at the Hollywood High Performing Arts Center.
Brandy Norwood Age | Birthday
Brandy was born with her full birth name as Brandy Rayana Norwood on February 11, 1979, in McComb, Mississippi, United States. She celebrates her birthday on February 11th every year.
Brandy Norwood Family
Brandy is the daughter of her father, William Raymond Norwood Sr. a gospel singer and choir director, and her mother, Sonja Norwood, a district manager for H&R Block.
Brandy Norwood Brother | Siblings
Brandy has a younger brother by the name William Ray Norwood Jr, entertainer, whom together with they founded the ‘Norwood kids Foundation’ as a medium to encourage the use of Performing Arts to shape the youth to be more self-confident, responsible and caring individuals.
Brandy is as well the cousin to the famous American rapper, songwriter, singer and producer, Snoop Dogg and the famous WWE wrestler Sasha Banks.
Brandy Norwood Husband
In 1996, Brandy had a brief relationship with the former Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant while they were in high school. She even accompanied Koby to his prom at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Brandy was also in a relationship with Boyz II Men lead singer Wanya Morris.
She also dated rapper Mase for a short time. Norwood became romantically involved with producer Robert “Big Bert” Smith to whom they have a daughter Sy’rai Iman Smith, born on June 16, 2002.
Norwood had begun a relationship with NBA guard Quentin Richardson, later they became engaged in July 2004, the two later separated in October 2005 after a 15-month engagement.
In 2010, she briefly dated rapper Flo Rida. She also dated music executive Ryan Press later In April 2014, Norwood called off her engagement with Press following their breakup earlier that year.
Brandy Norwood Daughter
Brandy Norwood has a daughter with producer Robert “Big Bert” Smith, by the name Sy’rai Iman Smith, born on June 16, 2002.
Brandy Norwood Body Measurements
- Height: 5 feet and 7 inches
- Weight: 115 pounds (52 kg)
- Shoe Size: 9(US)/39(EU)
- Body Shape: Curvaceous
- Hair Colour: Black
- Eye Colour: Dark brown
- Chest: 36” (91 cm)
- Waist: 23” (58 cm)
- Hips: 34” (87 cm)
- Bra size: 36C
Brandy Norwood Net Worth
The award-winning singer and actress, Brandy Norwood, has an estimated net worth of $60 million which she has earned through her successful career as a music artist and actress.
Brandy Norwood Career
Her first appearance album was crafted under the mentorship of Keith Crouch and the R&B Group ‘Somethin’ for the People’. The album was self-titled and comprised of a street-like breezy hip-hop edge to rhythm-and-blues.
The album ‘Brandy’ was launched in 1994 and did magnificently well. She booked the twentieth spot on the ‘U.S. Billboard 200’ chart. The album sold six million copies, with the singles ‘Baby’ and ‘I Wanna Be Down’ holding a place in the top 10 rankings of ‘Billboard Hot 100’.
She was the opening act at the ‘Boyz II Men’s’ national tour and even sang for the Hollywood movies ‘Batman Forever’ and ‘Waiting to Exhale’ in 1995.
In 1996, she starred in a main role in the sitcom ‘Moesha’. She worked alongside Sheryl Lee Ralph and William Allen Young in the teenage series. The show aired for six seasons and provided an impetus for a spin-off titled ‘The Parkers’.
She made her debut in the Broadway musical ‘Chicago’ in 2015. In the musical, she played the lead character, Roxie Hart. Later in 2016, she played the lead role in the TV series ‘Zoe Ever After’, which she co-produced. The same year, she went on the Slayana World Tour, which was largely based in Europe.
In 2017, she participated in the cooking show ‘My Kitchen Rules’ where she competed with her younger sibling, Ray J.
Brandy’s first studio album received humongous success. ‘All Music’s’ Eddie Huffman described her as “a lower-key Janet Jackson with good songs and a crisp production’.
In 2012, she sang a duet with Monica called ‘It All Belongs to Me’ that sparked quite a fire in the music industry and ranked at number three on the ‘U.S. Billboards Hot R&B Songs’ chart.
Brandy Norwood Albums
- Brandy (1994)
- Never Say Never (1998)
- Full Moon (2002)
- Afrodisiac (2004)
- Human (2008)
- Two Eleven (2012)
Brandy Norwood Movies
- The Wonderful World of Disney (1997) Cinderella 1997
- I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 1998
- Double Platinum 1999
- VH1 Divas Live ’99
- Arista Records’ 25th Anniversary Celebration 2000
- Osmosis Jones 2001
- Kanye West: Unauthorized 2005
- Sesame Beginnings: Beginning Together 2006
- Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor 2013
- The Perfect Match 2016
Brandy Norwood Full Moon
Full Moon is the third studio album by American R&B recording artist Brandy. It was released by Atlantic Records on March 5, 2002.
Brandy Norwood Cinderella
Brandy starred in a 1997 American musical fantasy television film Cinderella appearing in with the role of Cinderella.
Brandy Norwood Right Here
Right Here (Departed)” is a song by American recording artist Brandy Norwood. It is from the album: Human, It was released in 2008 and it’s a contemporary R&B jam.
Brandy Norwood Video
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Brandy Norwood FAQs
Who is Brandy Norwood?
Brandy is one of America’s best known and best-loved singer, songwriter, and actress.
How old is Brandy Norwood?
Brandy is 40 years old as of 2019. She was born on February 11th, 1979.
How tall is Brandy Norwood?
Brandy stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Is Brandy Norwood married?
Brandy s not married but is currently engaged to songwriter and recording artist, Sir the Baptist
How much is Brandy Norwood worth?
She has accomplished music and acting career with an estimated net worth of $60 million.
How much does Brandy Norwood make?
Working as an artist and actress in America, there is no doubt Brandy earns a good salary, however, the information about her annual income is not available.
Where does Brandy Norwood live?
Brandy resides in California, United States.
Is Brandy Norwood dead or alive?
Brandy Norwood is still alive and in good health.
Where is Brandy Norwood now?
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