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Brandy

Brandy

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Famous as :

R&B singer, actress

Birth Name :

Brandy Rayana Norwood

Birth Date :

February 11, 1979

Birth Place :

McComb, Mississippi, USA

Spouse :

Robert Smith (Jul 2001 - 30-Jun-03)

Claim to fame :

Single "The Boy Is Mine" from album "Never Say Never" (1998)

Biography


Brandy was born in McComb, Mississippi on February 11, 1979. She started singing at Brookhaven church of Christ in Brookhaven, Mississippi at an early age of two and when she was 11, she began working as a backing vocalist for boybands Norment and Immature. Wanting to record her own album, she then sought a record deal with major label but didn't get any until she attended a party held by Atlantic Recording Corporation. After performing in front of the guests, she was then offered a recording contract by the company's executive, Darryl Williams.

Brandy's first record is a self-titled album released in 1994. Working with producers Keith Crouch and Darryl Williams, the album features such hit singles as "I Wanna Be Down", "Single", "Baby", and "Brokenhearted". Since making its way out in September, the effort peaked at number 6 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and landed at number 20 on Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart. Also, the album earned her two Grammy Award nominations for "Best New Artist" and "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" which unfortunately she lost them all.

Latest News


Video: Brandy, Common, Rae Sremmurd and More Perform at 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards

October 15, 2014 08:27:33 GMT

Some biggest names in the game performed at 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards that aired on Tuesday, October 14. was among those stars, celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut single "I Wanna Be Down" by reuniting with , MC Lyte and Yo-Yo to sing the hip-hop remix to the song.
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Brandy, Queen Latifah and More Perform at 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards

September 22, 2014 04:01:36 GMT

Some biggest names in the game performed at 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards that was taped on Saturday, September 20 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. Newcomer kicked off the festivities with an energetic performance of his hit "No Flex Zone" before , Vince Staples and Jay Electronica hit the stage and performed their "Kingdom (Remix)".
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Brandy and Ryan Press End Engagement to Reevaluate Relationship

April 15, 2014 15:36:59 GMT

and her fiance Ryan Press are no longer engaged. A representative of the R 'n' B singer has confirmed, "They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on."
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Brandy Performs to Empty South Africa Stadium During Mandela Event

August 22, 2013 06:39:01 GMT

R'n'B artist was booked to perform in front of a crowd of 90,000 spectators at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the festivities for Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day. However, when she finally took the stage as the last act of the night, she was left with an audience of no more than 40 people, and was even cut from the televised broadcast.
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BET Awards 2013: Michelle Williams, Naya Rivera, Brandy and Ciara Rock Red Carpet

July 01, 2013 01:42:49 GMT

Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles was flooded with big stars Sunday, June 30 to celebrate African-Americans and other minorities in the showbiz. , , and were among the stunners on the red carpet of the prestigious affair.
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Brandy Shows Off Big Engagement Ring

December 30, 2012 18:51:58 GMT

Singer has shared a look at her huge engagement ring. In an Instagram picture posted on her Twitter, Brandy flaunted the big rock while posing on a poolside with music producer fiance Ryan Press.
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Brandy Engaged to Her Music Executive Beau Ryan Press

December 28, 2012 01:37:41 GMT

now can truly say, "The boy is mine." Her close friend and her representative confirm to various media outlets that the "Boy Is Mine" hitmaker is engaged to marry her boyfriend, music executive Ryan Press, a year after they went public with their romance.
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Brandy Unveils Fresh Song 'How High'

December 26, 2012 06:31:23 GMT

has something new to offer her loyal fans this holiday season as she unveiled a seductive and smooth new track titled, "How High". The previously-unreleased single, which did not quite make it to the final track listing of the soul singer's latest set "", presents a mid-tempo beat and a lot of those fine vocals from the classic R 'n' B chanteuse.
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Brandy Shows Off Slick Dance Moves in New Video 'Wildest Dreams'

November 06, 2012 03:14:30 GMT

With all the stiff competition around, singer still does R'n'B in its finest as she proves in her latest video for "Wildest Dreams". The smooth and midtempo ballad track is the second single off her comeback album "" and gives her fans a trip back to old school 90's R'n'B.
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Artist of the Week: Brandy

October 29, 2012 06:28:46 GMT

It's been a while since released a brand new song, but the wait was finally over when the "Boy Is Mine" hitmaker announced a release of her new studio album earlier this year. The CD titled "" became her comeback effort after her 2008 album "".
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Audio: Brandy's New Emotional Song 'Wildest Dreams'

August 22, 2012 02:50:06 GMT

Building the anticipation to the release of her upcoming studio effort "", unveils her latest song "Wildest Dreams". Serving as the second single of the new album, the track is more of an R&B mid-tempo song which speaks about the singer who's losing out emotionally.
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Video Premiere: Brandy's 'Put It Down' Feat. Chris Brown

August 15, 2012 02:00:53 GMT

After sharing the sneak peek, has finally debuted a music video for her single "Put It Down" for fans' viewing pleasure. The clip features her collaborator , and the two are seen flirting with each other while singing on the hood of a white Ferrari.
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Brandy Reveals Sneak Peek at 'Put It Down' Video Feat. Chris Brown

August 07, 2012 08:08:04 GMT

Building the anticipation to the release of her "Put It Down" music video, drops a sneak peek at the clip which features . The 30-second preview of the Hype Williams-directed clip shows Brandy and Breezy dancing in front of a colorful paint-splattered wall.
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Brandy's New Single 'Put It Down' Ft. Chris Brown Comes Out

April 27, 2012 02:10:39 GMT

Just a few days after confirming a duet, releases the joint track for her fans' listening pleasure. It's written and produced by Bangladesh and , and recorded for her upcoming studio album "".
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Video Premiere: Brandy and Monica's 'It All Belongs to Me'

March 06, 2012 07:00:15 GMT

and have debuted a music video for their latest joint track "It All Belongs to Me". The twosome, who once busted the chart with their 1998 duet hit "The Boy Is Mine", reunite in this clip, but they are no longer fighting over the same boy like they did in their first duet.
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Brandy Might Name New Album 'Two Eleven' to Remember Whitney Houston

March 05, 2012 06:46:45 GMT

sparks rumors that she dedicates her upcoming studio album to . She names the effort "" as a reference to her birthday, which also happens to be the day when she lost her mentor and friend Whitney. On Twitter, she lists the CD for June 2012 release.
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Brandy and Monica's 'It All Belongs to Me' Debuted

February 07, 2012 07:56:13 GMT

and 's new duet "It All Belongs to Me" has been made available for fans' listening pleasure. After fighting over the affection of the same guy in their 1998 chart-topping hit "The Boy Is Mine", the two R&B singers now find themselves on the same side as they kick their wrong-doing lovers to the curb.
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Brandy Agrees to Fix Her 'Offensive' Ganesh Tattoo

January 28, 2011 03:04:05 GMT

Singer was back in the tattoo parlour this week to modify her "phallic"-looking skin art. The R&B singer had an image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh inked on the inside of her wrist last month and she showed it off by posting a picture on Twitter.com, prompting fans to point out the elephant-headed god's trunk resembled male genitalia.
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Brandy Not Pregnant but May Be Dating

January 11, 2011 08:26:04 GMT

R&B star has laughed off reports she's expecting another child. The singer and TV star, who is mum to eight-year-old Sy'rai, was rumored to be pregnant after she turned down alcoholic drinks at a Hollywood bash.
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Brandy Reveals New Ganesh Tattoo on Her Wrist

December 30, 2010 06:10:08 GMT

R&B star is ringing in the New Year with a new tattoo of Hindu deity Ganesh. The singer and TV star initially left fans baffled when she revealed all about her new skin art on Twitter.com, suggesting the religious design was Egyptian - but she quickly corrected herself.
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In Pics: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alyssa Milano and More Serve Meals for the Homeless

December 27, 2010 07:06:02 GMT

Stars were down to street in Los Angeles to share some joy to those in need on Christmas Eve, December 24. Wearing a red apron on top of her white turtleneck sweater which was completed with Santa hat, was accompanied by her boyfriend Alex Beh when serving meals for the homeless at The Los Angeles Mission.
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Brandy Denies Her Daughter's Christmas Dream Gift

December 25, 2010 04:23:27 GMT

R&B singer has denied her daughter her dream gift this Christmas - because the eight year old is too young for an iPhone. The "Boy Is Mine" hitmaker admits Sy'Rai has begged her for the latest Apple smart phone, but she will have to settle with borrowing her mother's - because Brandy doesn't want to spoil the girl.
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91st Annual IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pics

November 26, 2010 06:07:27 GMT

Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Parade may be the main attraction but it's not the oldest. The 91st Annual IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade had people braving the cold on Thursday, November 25 morning to watch the colorful floats passing by with celebrities on top of them.
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First Trailer and Poster for 'Red Riding Hood' Are Dark

November 17, 2010 03:44:46 GMT

After successfully directing the first "" film, Catherine Hardwicke is reviving a classic fairytale with her "". And now some scenes from the film, which is due March 11, 2011 in the U.S., have been made available for viewing pleasure in a form of teaser trailer which is released via Apple.
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Rihanna Says No to Playboy, Explains Why

November 17, 2010 03:44:10 GMT

Sure that many people out there are looking forward to seeing baring her body and Playboy is eager to make their dreams come true. The red-haired singer who is now sporting long locks actually has repeatedly been offered to take off her clothes by the raunchy publication, but she refused it.
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'DWTS': Brandy Eliminated, Bristol Palin Goes to Finale

November 17, 2010 03:29:09 GMT

is through to the final round of "" as leaves the show in this week's elimination. Bristol was again the lowest scorer on Monday's performance night but audience voting revealed she is much loved on the dance floor.
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Brandy Treats Transplant Patient With Birthday Party

October 27, 2010 06:05:57 GMT

Kind-hearted singer has made a "dream come true" for a young girl in need of a heart transplant, by flying the youngster out to California for a birthday party. The R&B star was overcome with emotion when she heard the story of 16-year-old Jessica Harris, who lives in Brandy's hometown of McComb, Mississippi.
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Highest and Lowest Scorer on 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 11 Opener

September 21, 2010 06:52:13 GMT

The dancing season has begun on Monday, September 20 with the return of "". As many as 12 celebrities are partnered with professional dancers and they showed the audience for the first time how far they can stretch their skill.
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Darren Aronofsky and David Slade Are Current Contenders to Direct 'Wolverine 2'

August 31, 2010 03:02:05 GMT

The search of helmer for "Wolverine 2" has brought the name of Darren Aronofsky. The 41-year-old filmmaker is now competing with David Slade, who has been mentioned on the short list before, to occupy the directing seat of the "X-Men" spin-off, Deadline Hollywood reports.
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12 Stars Join 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 11

August 31, 2010 02:49:01 GMT

Indeed, some of the words out there about who will join the 11th season of "" are true. Announced on a live press conference during the "", the line-up include of reality show "" as well as teen mom aka the daughter of ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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