Biography / Wiki
An American classic celebrity Brandy Norwood is known to be a great R&B singer. She has started her musical career during her teenage and is fortunate to be born in musical family background. Apart from being a singer, she is an actress and record producer.
She has given various superhits which charted on the billboard too and have bagged various awards including Grammy. She bagged a Grammy Award from the song “Never Say Never” which was acclaimed worldwide and followed the success of two more albums Afrodisiac and Full Moon.
As an entrepreneur, she has designed a line of Barbie dolls after her. She is actively involved in social welfare activities through her organization to shape the youth of today and encouraging them to make a positive impact in their communities.
Height / Weight / Age
Brandy Norwood weighs 52 kg and 115 lbs in pounds. She is an eminent musician who has a height of 170 cm or in feet inches 5’7” tall. She has long black color hair and sparkling wide dark brown color eyes.
She has a bold physique with figure measurement is 34 inches breast, 23 inches waist, and 34 inches hips approximately. She has turned 43 years old. Her bra size is 34B whereas her dress size is 3 and her shoe size is 9 (US).
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Brandy Norwood is $14 million USD approximately.
Education / Family
Brandy Norwood was born Brandy Rayana Norwood on 11th February 1979. She is the daughter of Christian parents, Willie Norwood who was a popular gospel singer and Sonja Bates worked as a former district manager for ‘H&R Block’.
She was raised in Mississippi, the USA alongside her younger brother, William Ray Norwood Jr., who also showed an interest in music. She had started her singing with her father in the church choir. In 1983, her family relocated to Los Angeles where she had attended the ‘Hollywood High Performing Arts Center.
She was discovered by Teaspoon Productions and became a vocalist for Chris Stokes and Earl Harris’ boy band ‘Immature’. She was assisted by her parents for a recording deal with ‘Atlantic Recording Corporation’. She had left school and her mother left her job to spare time for her singing.
|Real name||Brandy Rayana Norwood|
|Birth Place||Mississippi, USA|
|Date Of Birth||February 11, 1979|
|Height||In centimeters – 170 cm
In feet inches – 5’7”
|Weight||In kilograms – 52 kg
In pounds – 115 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|School||Hollywood High Performing Arts Center|
|Home Town||Mississippi, USA|
|Debut||TV show – Thea (1993)|
|Fathers Name||William Ray Norwood Sr.|
|Mothers Name||Sonja Bates Norwood
|Brothers||William Ray Norwood Jr.|
Career / Fashion And Style
Before making a debut in the music industry, Brandy Norwood made a debut in the ABC TV show “Thea” which received a nomination for Young Artist Award for Outstanding Youth Ensemble. In 1994, she had released her self-titled album that reached #20 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
In the following years, she sang for movies including Batman Forever and Waiting to Exhale. In 1996, she landed a lead role in the sitcom “Moesha”. Her song “The boy is mine” from the album “Never Say Never” was her first song to reach #1 at the ‘US billboard hot 100’.
She had made her silver screen debut with “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” in the supporting role of Karla Wilson. Her first compilation album “The Best of Brandy” was appreciated worldwide and reached the top 30 in UK, USA, and Australia. In 2006, she was cast as a judge for the show “America’s Got Talent” along with David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan.
Along with her brother “Ray J,” she had introduced a VH1 reality series “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business”. The year 2014 was very successful for her as she made her Broadway musical debut “Chicago” and recorded a cover of Coldplay’s “Magic”.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More
Brandy Norwood has been linked to various prominent personalities of Hollywood and sports too. She is still unmarried even after dating so many boyfriends. In 2002, she had a daughter Sy’rai Iman Smith with the producer Robert “Big Bert” Smith.
|Children||Daughter – Sy’rai Iman Smith
Some Interesting Facts About Brandy Norwood
- Brandy Norwood has a tattoo of the face of her ex-boyfriend Quentin Richardson on her back.
- Urban One Honours had honored her with the Cathy Hughes Award of Excellence.
- For her debut album, she had received Soul Train Awards on the category “Rap Album of the year”.
- She is the first cousin of famous rapper Snoop Dogg and WWE wrestler Sasha Banks.
- Her younger brother is popularly known as “Ray J”.
- She had participated in the show “Dancing with the stars” and partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.