Updated: Feb 13
Today we're celebrating Brandy's 41st birthday!
Brandy Norwood is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress with 46 million records sold worldwide, 1 Grammy, 7 Billboard Awards.
She was one of the most successful multi-media stars of the past two decades, with a constant presence on pop and R&B charts, the hit sitcom “Moesha” and the TV movie phenomenon “Cinderella.” Her additional film and TV credits include horror film “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” and TV series “The Game” and “America’s Got Talent.” Norwood made her Broadway debut as “Roxie Hart” in the Tony Award-winning musical “Chicago” and appeared on Fox “My Kitchen Rules.” Brandy also played Cassie in the successful TV serie "Star" alongside Patti LaBelle and Queen Latifah.
Brandy Rayana Norwood was born in 1979 in Mississippi, USA. She signed her first recording contract in 1993 when she was just 14 years old. Her very first self titled album on the label Atlantic Records "Brandy" went straight into the top 20 of the American Billboard charts after its release and even received platinum prizes. This was followed by three Grammy nominations and in the following years more hits.
One of her most famous singles is the 1998 R&B hit-song "The Boy Is Mine" with singer Monica. It was followed by other super hits like "Have You Ever" and the Phil Collins cover "Another Day in Paradise", which she recorded together with her brother Ray-J. Brandy has worked with many of the industry's greats during her music career such as Whitney Houston, Timbaland, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Will.i.a m, R.Kelly, Chris Brown, Akon and more.
Check out 10 things you probably didn't know about Brandy.
Number Ten: Kobe Bryant
She was Kobe Bryant's prom date in 1996, long before he became the Black Mamba.
Number Nine: Video Games
"I love video games. World of Warcraft is my absolute favorite."
Number Eight: School
She used to hide in the teachers' parking lot in junior high so girls wouldn't beat her up.
Number Seven: Tattoos
She has seven tattoos.
Number Six: Books
Her favorite book is Conversations With God.
Number Five: Travel
Her top vacation spot is Dubai.
Number Four: Whitney Houston
My favorite song of all time is "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston.
Number Three: Sport
She learned to swim at 31.
Number Two: Make-up
She lives for MAC and Bobbi Brown makeup.
Number One: Speed
Brandy can type at least 45 words per minute.