General Facts and Figures
- Name: Brandy Rayana Norwood
- Net Worth: $12 Million
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
- Date of Birth: February 11, 1979
- Place of Birth: McComb, Mississippi
- Zodiac: Aquarius
- Spouse: Single
- Social: Instagram
Early Life and Education
Brandy was born and raised in a family of musicians. Willie Norwood, Brandy’s father, sings gospel music and is also a choir director. Brandy has a younger sister called Ray J. She’s also a singer and an actor.
Sonja Norwood, Brandy’s mother, worked at H&R Block as the district manager. She bore Brandy in McComb, Mississippi, on 11th February 1979.
The family relocated to Los Angeles, where Brandy and her sister grew up. This took place in 1983. During her early life, Brandy loved listening to Whitney Houston’s music.
She drew her inspiration to become an artist at the age of 11.
She enrolled in Hollywood High School Performing Arts Centre. However, her schooling didn’t go on for long at the school, as she decided to home-school with private tutors.
Career and Net Worth
Brandy is both a seasoned singer and actress. She started singing background vocals with ‘Immature,’ a boy band that sang R&B music.
She also took part in every advertised talent show, as well as taking part in a singing group of youths.
After composing a demo and showcasing it to producers, she landed a deal in 1993. Atlantic Records took an interest in her work and hence signed her.
Her acting career also kicked off in a sitcom named ‘Thea.’ She took the role of Thea Vidale’s daughter.
She earned her first award in the Young Artists Award in the category of Outstanding Youth Ensemble, together with other stars.
Brandy released her debut album in 1994. The album received top-rated reviews. It was also listed in the US Billboard 200 top 20s.
In 1995, Brandy toured with Boyz II Men and did the opening acts in their concerts. She continued writing and recording songs, some of which appeared in movies.
Among the songs were ‘Waiting to Exhale’ and ‘Batman Forever.’ She also continued doing collaborations with other artists, such as Chaka Khan.
Brandy’s ‘Never Say Never album was released in 1998 as her second album. She collaborated with Monica on the song ‘The Boy Is Mine. The track stayed on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 for 13 weeks as the number one song on the list.
She has recorded a total of 7 albums and released them. She has sold millions of units and is ranked among the top-selling female artists.
Brandy’s ventures have yielded her a net worth of 12 million dollars.
Brandy’s annual salary is thought to be $1.5 million.
Brandy dated Kobe Bryant briefly in 1996. She has also been in a relationship with Robert Smith, Wayna Morris, and rapper Mase.
She got pregnant with Robert Smith and gave birth to their daughter Iman Smith on 16th 2002. The couple broke up in 2005.