Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood



Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), better known mononymously as Brandy, is an American recording artist and actress.[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. Norwood starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha as the title character, which lasted six seasons and resulted in numerous other roles. She resumed her music career in 1998 with the widely successful duet with fellow R&B contemporary Monica, "The Boy Is Mine", and her second album, Never Say Never; it sold 16 million copies, featured two number one singles, and earned Norwood her first Grammy Award.

Throughout the 2000s, Norwood held a precarious position in the pop industry. 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 success; however, they were not as commercially successful as her previous two albums in the 1990s. 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 (2008) was released to commercial failure.

In the 2010s, Norwood received a critical and commercial resurgence. 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 and the BET series The Game. She released her sixth album Two Eleven in 2012 to critical praise and in April 2015, Norwood made her Broadway debut in the musical Chicago. She also premiered a new sitcom Zoe Ever After on the BET network in January 2016.

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.[2] 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 40 million records worldwide.[3] 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.[4] Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, one American Music Awards, and seven Billboard Music Awards.



Afrodisiac is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Brandy, released on June 28, 2004 by Atlantic Records.
Two Eleven
Two Eleven is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Brandy Norwood.
Right Here
"Right Here (Departed)" is a song by American recording artist Brandy Norwood.
Talk About Our Love
"Talk About Our Love" is a song by American recording artist Brandy Norwood, taken from her fourth studio album, Afrodisiac (2004).

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Brandy Quotes Prince in Lawsuit Against Record Company: ‘Contracts are Like Slavery’
Electronic Urban Report  –  July 19, 2016
The artist, still currently known as Brandy Norwood, is suing her record company, claiming their arrangement is like “slavery,” according to court papers filed Monday. Per Page Six, Brandy says that Chameleon Entertainment has failed to adequately fund ...
Brandy sues record label Chameleon Entertainment to break out of her 'ball and chain' recording contract
Daily Mail  –  July 19, 2016
Brandy Norwood is currently signed with Chameleon Entertainment but has filed a lawsuit to break her contract. The 37-year-old songstress and actress claims the contract she is in is like a ball and chain, according to TMZ. The singer has been signed to ...
Brandy Goes Full Diva and Shades Monica on Instagram, Then Deletes the Post
Gossip on This  –  July 18, 2016
Listen up all female performers: Brandy Norwood wants you to know that she changed the game when she wore a hat and had male back-up dancers during one of her performances. So, stop trying to cop her creative genius. Apparently, the singer was a little ...
Brandy claims music label contract is like ‘slavery’: suit  –  July 19, 2016
R&B singer Brandy is suing her record company, claiming their arrangement is like “slavery,” according to court papers filed Monday. The singer says that Chameleon Entertainment has failed to adequately fund her albums and is asking her to give away ...
Brandy — My Record Contract is Slavery … I Want My Freedom  –  July 19, 2016
Brandy claims the contract she signed with Chameleon Entertainment is sort of a ball & chain, & she or he has filed a lawsuit to break the shackles. The singer has been signed to the record label since 2011 & claims within the lawsuit they promised her a ...
Meet Barbie Brandy And The Superfan Who Brought Her Out Of The Dollhouse
MTV  –  July 17, 2016
However, the Instagram account @4everbarbiebrandy has not only captured the nostalgia of owning (and dressing) a Barbie Brandy doll, but the essence of the singer herself. It's as if the account has created an alternate universe in which Brandy is actually ...
See Brandy Clark's Gorgeous, Piano-Driven 'You Can Come Over'
Rolling Stone  –  July 8, 2016
Brandy Clark extends a cautious invitation in a chilling solo ... While her previous performance clips of tracks from one of the best albums of 2016 have spotlighted the singer-songwriter and her guitar, "You Can Come Over" finds Clark at the piano.
I mean who doesn’t love Brandy?  –  July 7, 2016
That one artist who has the sweetest smile and a rapturous voice is so special. R&B singer Brandy is my favorite artist of all time and her voice can take you on a journey of the world that helps you move on. News flashed on us when she made a comeback ...
Brandy Clark's new acoustic music video for 'You Can Come Over' will make your jaw drop
AOL  –  July 6, 2016
Brandy Clark just gave us all the feels. The 40-year-old singer just dropped her new acoustic music video for her single "You Can Come Over" exclusively on and it's a heartfelt, emotional ode that sounds incredible in the stripped down version.

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