Brandy BiographyFor Brandy Rayana Norwood, 19 years old and already a succesfull singer and actress, the release of her self-titled debut album represents the realization of a musical dream set into motion as far back as 1983. That's when Brandy, at age four, decided she wanted to be a professional singer.
She was born in McComb, Mississippi on Februari 11,1979. At age four she moved to California with her family. She built a reputation singing with local youth groups before moving on to more high-profile gigs. She performed on numerous awards shows and specials, including ABC-TV's Rhythm and Jam, The People's Choice Awards, and Showtime At The Apollo. She not only sung on awards shows she also won a lot of awards( American Music Awards, MTV Awards and many more.
Among her many appearances, a personal favorite took place when, at age 11, she was named Darling of the Brotherhood Crusade. As part of the festivities, Brandy serenaded Arsenio Hall - who was being honored as the Crusade's "Man Of The Year" - with a rendition of "The Greatest Love Of All."
Brandy has also had succes in acting. She played the role of Brandy Beechwood in the movie Arachnophobia(1990).She had a part in the ABC-TV comedy series Thea(1993), on which she played the part of Denesha, Thea's shy 15-year-old daughter who took schoolwork, boys, and talking on the telephone very seriously. Brandy was nominated for a Youth In Film Award for her work in the series, a parallel career move she says gave her a greater understanding of show business mechanics. Brandy recently starred in the UPN-TV show series Moesha(1996). Here she played the role of Moesha Mitchell, a bright high school girl in a middle-class black neighbourhood in Los Angeles. She has also starred in Disney's Cinderella(1997), a TV movie with hero Whitney Houston and Whoopie Goldberg. Brandy will now play a role in the sequel of the succesfull horror-movie 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'; I Know What You Did Last Summer 2 (I Still Know What You Did Last Summer)(1998). Filming of the movie will start in spring.Still aside from all the 'glitter & glamour', Brandy also focusses on her study. She's studying psychology and music at Pepperdine University...
mom & manager Sonja Norwood, dad & manager Willie Norwood Sr. & kid brother Ray J., who is also doing his thing in the music business.
The hits so far:
"Baby", "I Wanna Be Down", "Brokenhearted", "Sitting In My Room" & "Missing You".
Brandy is studying psychology and music at Pepperdine University in California.
TLC, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Fugees, Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette and Ray J. The Notorious B.I.G, Tupac, Mase (Brandy: "I'm a big fan of Mase. A huge fan. I want to do a song with Mase so bad! It's like Mase is kinda like me, laid-back."), Monica, Puffy, Nas, Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Chicken Chow Mein and McDonalds hamburgers.
shopping, hanging out with friends, reading, wathing basketball, cleaning her room(!)
Favourite church song:
Favourite song from the Brandy album:
Favourite subjects in school:
English and math
First ever date:
Kobe Bryant took her to the prom!
The Bodyguard with Whitney Houston!
"Sitting Up In My Room" and Michael Jackson's "They Don't Care About Us" (Brandy: "Michael Jackson, he is just like; he is the king of it all. Everything that everyone's doing now, he's already done. He's opened a lot of doors for a lot of artists today.".
Home Improvement, Family Matters, Beavis & Butthead, Parent Hood.
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