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Encyclopedia > Brandy Norwood
Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon
Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon

Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. She was raised in Carson, California. Cover of Brandy album Full Moon, taken from Amazon. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... McComb is a city located in Pike County, Mississippi, about 80 miles south of Jackson, just off of I-55. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... This article mainly describes pop as used in its more recent sense, as a subgenre of popular music. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Carson is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...

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Early career

Norwood's father was a pastor, and by the age of two, she was singing at his church. Brandy became a fan of Whitney Houston, and she told her father that she wanted to be a singer, like Houston. At the age of four, the Norwoods moved to California, where Brandy began her artistic career singing at talent shows in 1990. At 11, she met a record producer who took her to various record companies and led her to backup singing jobs with two groups: Norment and the more successful Immature. Pastor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop, R&B, and soul singer and actress. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... IMx, formerly known as Immature, is an American hip-hop and R&B boy band. ...


Music career

Early career

When Brandy was 14, she was able to land a record deal with Atlantic Records, and in 1994 her first album, Brandy, was released, reaching gold status in less than two months, and quadruple platinum| status soon after. The album contained the popular singles "I Wanna Be Down," "Baby," "Best Friend," "Brokenhearted," and made her an MTV star throughout 1995 and into early 1996. To date, Brandy's debut album has sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a record label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Brandy is the name of singer Brandys 1994 debut album. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of sales albums and singles have made. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Awards started to come soon after. In the fall of 1995 she attended the Billboard Music Awards taking home the awards for "Best New Artist, R&B," and "Best R&B Female". At the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards she eclipsed a category that comprised U2,Whitney Houston, and Seal to win the "Best Song From A Movie" award for "Sittin' Up In My Room". She was nominated for a 1996 "Best New Artist" Grammy and "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" Grammy Award, also for her smash hit "Baby"; in 1996, she won an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding New Artist". Between 1995 and 1996, she won a total of seven Soul Train and Soul Train 'Lady of Soul' Music Awards, in the categories of "Best New Artist," "Best R&B/Soul Artist, Female," "Best R&B/Single, Solo," "Best R&B/Soul Song of The Year," "Best R&B/Soul New Artist," "Best R&B/Soul Album of The Year, Solo," and "Best New Artist of the Year". At the 2nd annual Lady of Soul Awards, Brandy was honored with the Aretha Franklin Award for Entertainer of the Year in 1996. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major US music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ...


In 1996, she recorded a duet with Lenny Kravitz for the Batman Forever soundtrack, penned and produced by Kravitz after viewing one of her videos on MTV and proclaiming he "had to have her". The sensual torch song was never released due to its mature theme and content (at the time, Brandy was only 16). Also that year, an acoustic reading of her hit, "BrokenHearted" with Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men, stormed into the top 10 of the Billboard singles charts. Towards the end of that year, she contributed a song to the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack, which yielded "Sittin' Up in My Room," a smash hit single that inhabited the top of the Pop charts throughout early 1996. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Lenny Kravitz, 2005 (José Cruz/ABr) Lenny Kravitz (born Leonard Albert Kravitz on May 26, 1964 in New York) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist whose retro-style amalgam of rock, pop, funk, and even techno is inspired by such music icons as Jimi Hendrix and John... Batman Forever (1995) is the third film in the series of Batman movies which began with Tim Burtons 1989 version of the character. ... Leonard Albert Kravitz (born May 26, 1964 in New York) is a musician whose retro-style amalgam of Rock, Pop, Funk, and even Techno is inspired by such music icons as Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. ... Wanya Morris (born July 29, 1973) is an African-American R&B singer, best known as the leader of the popular R&B group Boyz II Men. ... Boyz II Men is a Motown vocal group from Philadelphia, founded in 1988. ... Waiting to Exhale (1995) directed by Forest Whitaker. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Also in 1996, Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant took Brandy to his High School Prom. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a National Basketball Association player for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... In the United States, a prom is a formal dance held at the end of the second-to-last and last years of high school, called junior prom and senior prom respectively. ...


Later in 1996, Brandy teamed up with Tamia, Chaka Khan, and Gladys Knight, for the single "Missing You," released from the Set It Off soundtrack. Even with the superstar lineup, it was Brandy's least successful single yet, but was still a moderate hit, and peaked in the top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. The song won a Grammy nomination in the "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals" category. Tamia Tamia Washington-Hill (born May 9, 1975 in Windsor, Ontario), known simply as Tamia, is a Canadian R&B singer who first debuted in 1995 as a featured vocalist on Quincy Jones single, You Put A Move On My Heart which was nominated for a Grammy. ... Album cover of What Cha Gonna do for Me? Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is the stage name of the American singer Yvette Marie Stevens. ... Gladys Knight & the Pips circa 1970. ... Set It Off - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... This article mainly describes pop as used in its more recent sense, as a subgenre of popular music. ...


Never Say Never (1998)

Her second album, 1998's Never Say Never, was nominated for a Rhythm and Blues Award and a Grammy Award, both as Best Album Of The Year, and she co-hosted the American Music Awards, where she was nominated for Favorite Female Artist Of The Year in both their Rock & Pop and Soul categories. Brandy wrote and produced a great deal of the material on this album, executive producing the entire project as well. The album received a total of four Grammy nominations and won in the "Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group" category. Never Say Never also marked the beginning of Brandy's successful collaboration with record producer Rodney Jerkins, whose work on Brandy records made him a star in his own right. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Never Say Never is an album by R&B singer Brandy. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... In the music industry, a record producer is responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Rodney Darkchild Jerkins (born in 1977 in New Jersey) is an African American songwriter, record producer, and musician, one of the most successful music makers working today in the genres of pop, R&B, hip hop and gospel. ...


Brandy recorded a duet with Monica, "The Boy Is Mine" which became the first single from Never Say Never. Brandy co-wrote and produced the song, which wasn't originally intended as a duet, then asked Monica to re-record it with her. The duet was released in the spring, and by the summer had transformed into a cult hit. "The Boy Is Mine" was, by far, the biggest single of 1998, its also went on winning the "Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group" award at the Grammys in 1999. "The Boy Is Mine," spent thirteen weeks atop the Hot 100 that summer (selling over 2 million copies) and dominated several other Billboard charts in the US and around the world. Monica Monica (full name Monica Denise Arnold, born October 24, 1980) is an African-American R&B singer who first attained commercial success in the 1990s and, after a relatively unsuccessful period during the early 2000s, has seen her career experience a second wind in the year 2003. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


Amidst this phenomenal success, the album was also a number one smash on the Billboard album chart, eventually reaching multi-platinum sales of over 5 million copies in the US. It was nominated for a Rhythm and Blues Award and a Grammy Award, both as "Best Album Of The Year", in 1999. In the fall of 1998, Brandy co-hosted and performed at the American Music Awards, where she was nominated for "Favorite Female Artist Of The Year" in both their Rock & Pop and Soul categories. An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...


The second single from Never Say Never was "Top Of The World", featuring rapper Ma$e. The video featured Brandy incurring various supernatural phenomena. She spontaneously floated in the air, flipping and somersaulting above random objects; telephone poles and vehicles, as people stopped to stare. These strange phenomena also included balancing herself vertically and horizontally alongside skyscrapers and buildings. The concept video, while not her most beautiful, carried quite a bit of symbolism related to her life as a pop culture celebrity and international icon. A remixed version of "Top Of The World," with Hispanic hip-hoppers Fat Joe & the late Big Pun, became an instant club classic. Ma$e Mase (a. ... Fat Joe. ... Big Pun. ...


The album's third single, "Have You Ever," was the first number one single of 1999 as it hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and dominated US radio airplay for a record three months. "Almost Doesn't Count" a guitar-laden acoustic ballad was the fourth single, accompanied by two different versions of another interesting video. The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


While the album still had potential for a number of additional single releases, "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)," was the last single from Never Say Never. Again, two versions of the song with corresponding music video clips were released. Both were minor hits late 1998 and through 1999. To date, Never Say Never has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Interim

In late 1999, as part of her campaign to help UNICEF, as their International Spokesperson for Youth, "One Voice" (a selection from the Never S-A-Y Never LP) was made the official song of the organization. During this time, her record company, Atlantic Records, issued a 9-track remix EP entitled "U Don't Know Me... Like U Used To". UNICEF logo The United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ...


For the next three years, Brandy completed the remaining three seasons of her sitcom Moesha and starred in a number of widely successful and critically acclaimed television specials and movies. She also landed a multitude of endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics, which she represented for several years. Brandy was the subject of a major advertisement campaign for DKNY Jeans for three seasons, and modeled Candies shoes in an eye-catching ad campaign photographed by Dave LaChapelle. Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy, is an pop/R&B singer and actress. ... David LaChappelle , not to be confused with Dave Chapelle, is a photographer and director who has worked in the fields of fashion, advertising, and fine art photography. ...


In 2000, Mattel released a Brandy Doll. Mattel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A celebrity doll is a doll modelled after a famous celebrity. ...


After a lengthy hiatus that saw the end of her Moesha television series, and a flurry of tabloid headlines discussing her bout with "dehydration", the singer quietly "married" Rodney Jerkins' cousin, record producer Robert Smith, in the summer of 2001. The union did not become known until February of 2002 as the singer was preparing for her impending album release. A four-part reality series surrounding the birth of their daughter, Sy'rai Iman Smith, aired on MTV in the summer of 2002. Shortly after the birth of their child, Brandy "divorced" Smith. The "marriage" itself was later exposed a hoax as the two were never legally married. It is speculated that the "marriage" was made up as attempt keep Brandy's "wholesome" image rather than be known as an out of wedlock mother.


In 2001, Brandy and her brother, Ray J, were chosen to remake Phil Collins' 1980s hit "Another Day in Paradise" for Urban Renewal: A Tribute to Phil Collins. The song was released internationally and became an instant smash hit, topping the charts in the UK, Germany, and Australia. Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in London), better known as Phil Collins, is a British rock/pop musician. ...


Full Moon (2001)

Brandy's third album, Full Moon, was released in March of 2002, and spawned the hits "What About Us", produced by Rodney Jerkins, and "Full Moon," produced by Mike City. The "Full Moon" video disguised the fact that Brandy was now five months pregnant; the song's lyrics explained how Brandy felt when she first locked eyes with her husband Robert Smith at a party. Full Moon is a 2001 album by Brandy for the Atlantic Records label. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Full Moon sold over a million copies, a modest number of units for an artist of Brandy's caliber. Overseas, it faired much better, selling around 2.5 million copies outside of the United States. Still, the album was rather quietly and cautiously declared as a flop by the media. Brandy ignored the rumblings and settled further into wedded and maternal bliss with her new family. The more she retreated from public life, the more she was hounded by gossip hounds and paparazzi. Brandy entered the studio to record new material with Smith in December of 2002. However, the couple divorced in 2003. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Afrodisiac (2004)

Returning from yet another hiatus, Brandy's fourth album Brandy's Afrodisiac album was released on June 29, 2004, amidst both her weakest promotional blitz ever and the well-publicized termination of her short-lived business relationship with entertainment manager Benny Medina. Brandy ended her relationship with Medina's Los Angeles-based Handprint Entertainment after less than a year of representation. Afrodisiac is the title of an album by American singer Brandy released in 2004. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Benny Medina is a talent agent for handprint entertainment. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


Controversy surrounded Medina's handling of the lead single "Talk About Our Love", produced by Kanye West, a puzzling VIBE magazine cover in which the singer appeared prostrated with headlines: "What's Behind Brandy?," and failed talks of a purported co-headlining tour with R&B singer Usher Raymond that was instead handed to Kanye West, another Medina client, as an opening gig. Kanye West Kanye West (pronounced KAHN-yay) (born Kanye Omari West, June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American music producer and rapper from Chicago, Illinois. ... For the Pontiac brand car Vibe, see Pontiac Vibe. ... Usher on the cover of his album Confessions Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States), better known simply as Usher, but not to be confused with Usher syndrome, is an African-American singer and actor. ...


Despite the negative blitz, Afrodisiac became Brandy's most critically-acclaim album to date. Afrodisiac featured tracks primarily produced by producer Timbaland, in place of Jerkins or Smith, and Brandy worked with the producer to create a new sound. Both People and Rolling Stone rated the album four stars, with Rolling Stone comparing it to "Janet Jackson at her best..". Timbaland. ... Rolling Stone is a music and music industry magazine. ... Janet Jackson Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana) is an American pop, R&B and soul singer-songwriter and the youngest child of the hugely successful Jackson music family. ...


The album debut at number 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album charts, and number 4 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. The singles, however, did not perform as well: "Talk About Our Love" peaked at #36 on the Billboard Top 100 charts and #16 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Single & Tracks charts, while the follow-up "Who Is She 2 U" never made it out of the lower half of the Billboard Hot 100. The title track "Afrodisiac", released overseas as a single, was a Top 20 hit in the United Kingdom. At the end of 2004, Brandy asked for and received a release from Atlantic Records and began shopping for a new record deal. The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


2005 Year of Brandy

On July 28, 2005 Brandy was signed to her brother Ray J's newly-formed record label, Knockout Entertainment. She is looking for labels to distribute her upcoming projects. Rumors point to Russell Simmons Music Group and Sony/BMG Music Group to sign Brandy and Knockout. Brandy also announced that she would be going back into the studio later this summer and will be reuniting with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who executive produced her sophomore and third albums respectively. Other producers who are slated to be working with Brandy this year are Rich Harrison, Tim "Timbaland" Moseley, and Warryn Campbell.


Brandy has once again collaborated with rapper/producer Kanye West, but this time for West's sophomore album "Late Registration," due out August 30th. She sings the chorus on the song "Bring Me Down".


Acting career

Brandy starred, for six seasons, in the popular television series Moesha in which she played the lead character, a young teen. In 1997, she played the title character in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s television version of Cinderella (see fan site) featuring multi-cultural casting that also included Whitney Houston, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, and Bernadette Peters. The tele-film broke ratings records and garnered nine Emmy Award nominations. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rodgers and Hammerstein is the songwriting team consisting of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Rodgers had previously been in a successful partnership with Lorenz Hart (see Rodgers and Hart). ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon This article is about the fairy tale. ... Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop, R&B, and soul singer and actress. ... Jason Alexander Jason Scott Greenspan (born September 23, 1959, in Newark, New Jersey), television, cinema and musical theatre actor, was one of the stars of the award-winning television sitcom Seinfeld in which he played the neurotic neer-do-well George Costanza, Jerry Seinfelds best friend. ... Sarafina movie poster featuring Whoopi Goldberg Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known by her stage name, Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955 in Chelsea, Manhattan New York), is a well-known American movie actress, comedian, and singer. ... Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters is the stage name of Bernadette Lazarra (born February 28, 1948 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York), an actress and singer. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Other roles include a television movie she co-produced and starred in with Diana Ross entitled Double Platinum; and a role in the franchise-flick I Still Know What You Did Last Summer where she portrayed the sassy Karla, best friend to Jennifer Love Hewitt's lead character. Brandy was said to be the considered lead in a Diana Ross biopic planned by the legendary singer. There has been no word on this project since 2001, however. Diana Ross on the cover of her collection Diana Ross: The Ultimate Collection Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross [1] on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American soul, R&B and pop singer and actress. ... I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a horror movie released in 1998 as a sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer. ... Jennifer Love Hewitt in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. ... Diana Ross on the cover of her collection Diana Ross: The Ultimate Collection Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross [1] on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American soul, R&B and pop singer and actress. ...


Other information

In early 2004, she was Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher's crew members. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Punkd logo Punkd is an American television show on MTV, first aired in 2003. ... Ashton Kutcher Christopher Ashton Kutcher (born February 7, 1978) is an American actor and model born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ...


In late July 2004, New York Knicks guard Quentin Richardson (then a member of the Los Angeles Clippers) proposed to Brandy at a private reception in Los Angeles with friends and family, according to People magazine. The engagement ring Richardson presented to Norwood was reportedly worth US$1 million. However, before the proposal, controversy once again arose when former lover, music producer/songwriter Robert Smith, shocked radio listeners in an interview in New York when he revealed that he and Brandy did not legally get married in the summer of 2001 as reported. Brandy and Quentin currently reside in Scottsdale, Arizona. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... Quentin Richardson (born April 13, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball player, currently playing for the Phoenix Suns. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Robert Smith or Bob Smith is a common name. ... Scottsdale (Pima Vaá¹£ai S-veá¹£onÄ­) is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Named by the New York Times as The Beverly Hills of the Desert and by Travel Channel as one of the most luxurious destinations in the nation, Scottsdale has become internationally recognized and regarded...


Brandy has also been linked to Boys II Men front man Wanya Morris, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, and rapper-turned-preacher-turned-rapper Mase prior to the affair with Smith and the engagement to Richardson. Boyz II Men is a Motown vocal group from Philadelphia, founded in 1988, consisting of Wanya Morris, Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman, and Nathan Morris. ... Wanya Morris (born July 29, 1973) is an African-American R&B singer, best known as the leader of the popular R&B group Boyz II Men. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a National Basketball Association player for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Ma$e Mase (a. ...


Discography

Albums

  • Brandy (1994) #20 US (4x Platinum)(7 million world wide)
  • Never Say Never (1998) #2 US (5x Platinum)(9 million worldwide), #19 UK *source(see life - brandy.accomplishments)
  • Full Moon (2002) #2 US (Platinum)(3.5 million worldwide), #9 UK
  • Afrodisiac (2004) #3 US (Gold), #32 UK
  • The Best Of Brandy (2005) #27 US, #24 UK

Brandy is the name of singer Brandys 1994 debut album. ... Never Say Never is an album by R&B singer Brandy. ... Full Moon is a 2001 album by Brandy for the Atlantic Records label. ... Afrodisiac is the title of an album by American singer Brandy released in 2004. ...

Singles

From Brandy:

  • 1994 "I Wanna Be Down" #6 US, #1 R&B (Gold certification), #44 UK (first release), #36 UK (1995 re-release)
  • 1995 "Baby" #4 US, #1 R&B (Platinum certification)
  • 1995 "Brokenhearted" (feat. Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men) #9 US (Gold certification)
  • 1995 "Best Friend" #34 US

From Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack: Wanya Morris (born July 29, 1973) is an African-American R&B singer, best known as the leader of the popular R&B group Boyz II Men. ... Boyz II Men is a Motown vocal group from Philadelphia, founded in 1988. ... Waiting to Exhale (1995) directed by Forest Whitaker. ...

  • 1996 "Sittin' up in My Room" #2 US, #1 R&B (Platinum certification), #30 UK

From Set It Off Soundtrack: Set It Off - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

From Never Say Never: Tamia Tamia Washington-Hill (born May 9, 1975 in Windsor, Ontario), known simply as Tamia, is a Canadian R&B singer who first debuted in 1995 as a featured vocalist on Quincy Jones single, You Put A Move On My Heart which was nominated for a Grammy. ... Gladys Knight & the Pips circa 1970. ... Album cover of What Cha Gonna do for Me? Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is the stage name of the American singer Yvette Marie Stevens. ...

  • 1998 "The Boy Is Mine" (duet with Monica) #1 US (13 weeks) (2x Platinum certification), #2 UK
  • 1998 "Top of the World" (feat. Mase) #2 UK
  • 1998 "Have You Ever?" #1 US (4 weeks), #13 UK
  • 1998 "Angel In Disguise" #72 US
  • 1999 "Almost Doesn't Count" #16 US, #15 UK
  • 1999 "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used to)" #79 US

From Urban Renewal: A Tribute to Phil Collins: Monica Monica (full name Monica Denise Arnold, born October 24, 1980) is an African-American R&B singer who first attained commercial success in the 1990s and, after a relatively unsuccessful period during the early 2000s, has seen her career experience a second wind in the year 2003. ... Ma$e Mase (a. ...

  • 2001 "Another Day in Paradise" (with Ray J) #5 UK, #1 Germany

From Full Moon: William Raymond Norwood, Jr. ...

  • 2002 "What about Us?" #7 US, #3 R&B, #4 UK
  • 2002 "Full Moon" #18 US, #15 UK
  • 2002 "He Is"

From Afrodisiac:

  • 2004 "Talk about Our Love" (feat. Kanye West) #36 US, #16 R&B, #6 UK
  • 2004 "Afrodisiac" #11 UK, #1 Germany
  • 2004 "Who Is She 2 U" #85 US, #50 UK (2005 release)

Brandy has sold 28 million records worldwide Kanye West Kanye West (pronounced KAHN-yay) (born Kanye Omari West, June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American music producer and rapper from Chicago, Illinois. ...


Soundtrack Appearances

Waiting to Exhale (1995) directed by Forest Whitaker. ... Batman Forever (1995) is the third film in the series of Batman movies which began with Tim Burtons 1989 version of the character. ... Set It Off - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Promotional poster for Osmosis Jones Osmosis Jones (2001) is a part animated, part live action film whose title character is Osmosis Jones, a white blood cell. ... Poster for The Wild Thornberrys Movie The Wild Thornberrys Movie is a 2002 animated feature film based on the childrens television program The Wild Thornberrys. ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9, 1987) is a rapper who is better known in the music world as Bow Wow. ...

Filmography

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a horror movie released in 1998 as a sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer. ... Promotional poster for Osmosis Jones Osmosis Jones (2001) is a part animated, part live action film whose title character is Osmosis Jones, a white blood cell. ... Punkd logo Punkd is an American television show on MTV, first aired in 2003. ...

See also

List of best-selling music artists This is a non-definitive list of best selling recording artists, embracing worldwide singles and album sales. ...


External links


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