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Fast Facts

  • Her self-titled debut album, which featured the hits "I Wanna Be Down," "Baby" and "Brokenhearted," went quadruple platinum in 1994.
  • Named Favorite New Artist at the 1996 American Music Awards.
  • In 1996, escorted then-NBA hopeful Kobe Bryant to his high school prom.
  • The birth of her daughter Sy'rai was documented in the MTV reality series Diary Presents Brandy: Special Delivery.
  • Was in a multi-vehicle accident in December 2006 that resulted in a woman's death. The ensuing legal battles led her to opt out of returning as a judge on America's Got Talent.
  • Unveiled her rap alter-ego, Bran'Nu, with a performance on Timbaland's 2009 album, Shock Value II.


  • 1998, Grammy — Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Winner


  • Snoop Dogg — Cousin
  • Ryan Press — Ex-fiancé
  • Quentin Richardson — Ex-fiancé
  • Sonja Norwood — Mother
  • William Raymond Norwood — Father
  • Wanyá Morris — Ex-significant Other
  • Sy'rai — Daughter
  • Ray J — Brother
  • Robert Smith — Ex-significant Other


  • Attended Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, United States


  • Birth Name: Brandy Rayana Norwood
  • Birth Place: McComb, Mississippi, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

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