Brandy Norwood, known professionally as Brandy, is an American actress, R&B and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, Norwood first appeared in a supporting role on the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea in 1993.
Her engagement led to her own star vehicle, the successful UPN sitcom Moesha in 1996, and resulted in roles in the 1998 horror sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and the TV films Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997) and Double Platinum (1999), two of television's best rated special programs.
In 1993, she signed a recording contract with Atlantic, releasing her self-titled debut album a year after.
Following a major success with Grammy Award-winning "The Boy Is Mine", a duet with singer Monica, and her second album Never Say Never in 1998, a series of successful records established her as one of the most successful of the new breed of urban R&B female vocalists to emerge during the mid-to late 1990s.
Her studio album Human in 2008) was her first effort to be released on the Epic label after a label change in 2005.
The RIAA ranks Norwood as one of the best-selling female artists in American music history, having sold over 8.5 million copies of her five studio albums in the United States and over 30 million records worldwide, to date.
Additionally, she has won over 100 awards as a recording artist. In 1999, Billboard ranked Norwood among the top 20 of the top pop artists of the 1990s.
Brandy has appeared on numerous reality series, including For the Love of Ray J, Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, Project Runway, Punk'd, American Idol and The Hills.
She was a contestant on the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars and a judge on the first season of America's Got Talent.
In 2016 she returned to television by starring in the title role in BET's sitcom Zoe Ever After.