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Brandy Biography

Birth Name:
Brandy Rayana Norwood
Birth Place:
McComb, Mississippi, United States
Singer, actor

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