Brandy Norwood
Brandy Norwood

We talk about our background shaping our destiny. However, this is not the case with everyone. Only a few people have gotten an opportunity of reciprocating what their present has presented them with. But for Brandy Norwood, she is among the lucky few. Brandy Norwood was born and raised up in a family of musicians, and she had no option than to become a singer too.

Quick Biography

Brandy was born Brandy Rayana Norwood on 11 February 1979. She hails from McComb of Mississippi, US. Brandy is the daughter of Sonja Norwood (mother) and Willie Norwood (father), who is a former gospel singer. Her father, Willie Norwood, also used to sing in the church choir. Apart from her parents, Brandy’s brother Ray J is a rapper, and her first cousins Snoop Dogg and Sasha Banks, are also musicians.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Brandy Rayana Norwood
Age: 41 years old
Birth Date: February 11, 1979
Birth Place: McComb of Mississippi, US
Nationality: American
Religion: Christianity
Parents: Willie Norwood and Sonja Norwood.
Spouse: N/A
Children: Sy’rai Iman Smith
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 64 kg
Profession: Actress, Singer
Net Worth in 2020: $15 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Brandy is currently 41 years old as she was born on 11 February 1979. She stands 1.7 m and weight 64 kg. Her current body measurements are 36-23-33.

Education, School/College University

Brandy got enrolled at Hollywood High Performing Arts Center for her primary schooling. She received a lot of support when she was in school. Her interest in music grew more when she was seven years old. However, her teachers gave her no support and refused to send her to auditions, which left her very much devastated. Before she graduated from high school, she dropped off to concentrate on her singing career.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Brandy is an American with a Black-American ethnicity. She is the daughter of Willie Norwood and Sonja Norwood. Brandy’s father, Willie, was a gospel musician and contributed a lot to his daughter’s entrance to music.

She was brought up in a Christian family and started singing in the church choir when she was very young. Brand’s brother Ray J is a rapper, and so is her two first cousins.

Married, Affair, Dating, Relationship, Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Brandy has been involved in a number of relationships to date. Her first relationship was with Kobe Bryant, who is a future Los Angeles Lakers player. She became Kobe’s prom date after high school. After breaking up with him, she started dating Wanya Morris, who was the lead singer of Boys II Men.

She then dated producer Robert “Big Bert” Smith, and although they managed to keep their relationship secret for some time, the truth later came out when she got pregnant with their daughter. They lied they were married, but the truth came out after their breakup one year after their daughter’s birth. She dated Quentin Richardson (NBA Guard). She then dated rapper Flo Rida in 2012. After breaking up with Flo Rida, she dated Ryan Press but broke up before they had gotten engaged. Brandy is currently single.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): single
When did she get married? (married date): No
Does she have any relationship affair? N/A
Is Brandy Lesbian? No
Husband/Spouse? (name): N/A
Kids: Sy’rai Iman Smith

Professional Life and Career

After performing in different music shows, she took it to another level. Her first album was “Something For The People” in 1994 September, which she did along with the R&B group. The album was well received and managed to reach the 20th position on the US Billboard 200. She was able to sell millions of copies worldwide.

She was also lucky enough to sing soundtracks for the films “Waiting To Exhale” and Batman Forever.” She became an instant hit from her first album. She never looked back up to date. She has released many other albums after her first, some of which include; Never say Never, “Afrodisiac,” “Full Moon.” and “Human,” among others.

Awards & Nominations

Just like many other artists, Brandy has received a lot of recognition in the music world. For example, she has received millions of Gold & Platinum certification, according to RIAA. She was also ranked top twenty of the Top Pop Artists in 1990, among others.

Brandy Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Brandy Norwood Net Worth
Brandy Norwood Net Worth

Brandy’s current income is estimated to be approximately $1 million per year, while her current net worth is estimated at $15 million as of August 2020. The main source of her income is her singing career.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Although Brandy has not involved in rumors and controversies a lot, Smith’s revelation of the truth that the two were not married wasn’t taken very well. Although they had lied about their marriage to protect her reputation, Smith failed to keep his end of the bargain.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Brandy’s Facebook page has around 4.5 million fan likes, and her Twitter account has around 3.3 Million followers. On Brandy Instagram account, she has around 2.85 Million followers while on YouTube, Brandy has around 11,259 subscribers.

Apart from singing, Brandy is also a great actress, and she has appeared in a number of TV series. Some of them include; “The Parker,” “Moesha,” “Raising Dad,” and “Drop Dead Diva,” among others. Her first film was “Arachnophobia,” but she was only acclaimed in the film “Cinderella,” which was released in 1997.

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