Brandy Norwood, known simply as Brandy, musical career has spanned over 20 years. Brandy’s family moved to LA, in her early childhood to pursue opportunities in entertainment for her and her younger brother. Her mother, managed her career and sought a record deal for her daughter. In 1992, Brandy began singing background for teen sensations, Immature. Her debut album, self-entitled “Brandy” was released in 1994 at the tender age of 15. As a young child, she was influenced by Whitney Houston, whom later became a friend and mentor after they met in 1995. Brandy’s hit single, “I Wanna Be Down” rose to #1 on the Billboard R&B charts, and remained on the charts for 28 weeks.
Brandy attended Hollywood High Performing Arts Center, where she had the opportunity to explore acting. As a child, she was cast in the films, Arachnophobia and Demolition Man. Brandy starred in “Moesha”, which ran from 1996 – 2001. The show won two Image Awards and a Shine award.
Brandy and fellow teen vocalist, won a Grammy for their duet “The Boy Is Mine” in 1999 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The song stayed at No. 1 on Billboard’s chart for 13 week, and was only one of seven singles at the time to last at the top of the charts for that length of time.
Brandy is currently starring on Broadway as “Roxie” in the theatre classic, “Chicago”. To date, she has six full studio albums.
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