Brandy is a singer, songwriter, music producer and actress from America. She first performed with her father’s choir before working as a backing vocalist with other artists. Brandy’s debut self-titled album ranked on top charts and gave her a great career start. Keep reading to know more about Brandy’s net worth in 2018.
Brandy Early Life
Brandy Rayana Norwood was born in McComb City, Mississippi, United States, on February 11, 1979. Her father Willie Norwood used to sing gospel music, and her mother Sonja Norwood worked as a district manager for a tax preparation company called H&R Block. Brandy has one brother, and he is the singer, songwriter, TV personality, and actor Ray J. She is also one of the cousins of the famous rapper Snoop Dogg.
When she was around 4 years old, Brandy moved with her family to Los Angeles, California. She attended the Hollywood Performing Arts Center, the Hollywood High School but dropped out later.
Brandy has been in many relationships. She briefly dated the retired basketball player Kobe Bryant, and it is one of her early relationships. Brandy also had a relationship with the singer Wanya Morris and with the rapper and songwriter Mase. Her relationship with the music producer Big Bert led to the birth of her only daughter Sy’rai Iman Smith. Brandy has been engaged two times, first time was to the retired basketball player Quentin Richardson, and the second one was to the music producer Ryan Press.
Brandy Career, Awards & Achievement
Brandy’s father was working at a choir, so she did her first vocals with the choir when she was like 2 years old. Later after years, she participated in talent shows and got recognized by a Chris Stokes’s company back then. Brandy worked as a backing vocalist for IMx band.
Brandy released her first album ever, a self-titled album in 1994, and it was a very successful album as it peaked at 6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums weekly chart. Her second studio album “Never Say Never” was released in 1998 and it was her breakthrough singing career success as it ranked on top charts and peaked at 1 on the top R&B Albums weekly chart in the United Kingdom and 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums year-end chart in the United States. Brandy’s latest released album is titled “Two Eleven,” and she’s expected to release her 7th studio album in 2018-2019.
As an actress, Brandy’s debut TV work was in 1993 in a comedy series titled “Thea,” and her role in that led her to another successful series titled “Moesha.” Her debut movie was playing Cinderella character in the 1997 “Cinderella” romantic musical fantasy movie.
In 1998, Brandy had a high grossing mystery horror movie titled “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” which she stars in along with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. Her most recent TV series major acting roles were in “The Game” and in “Zoe Ever After.”
Brandy has received many great awards and honors. She won the 1996 American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist and the 1995 – 1996 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Singer. Brandy won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “The Boy Is Mine” song along with Monica. She has a total of 4 BMI Pop Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 5 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards and 3 NAACP Image Awards.
Net Worth of Brandy
The estimated net worth of the singer, songwriter, music producer and actress Brandy Norwood is reaching up to $15 million. She made her 10s of millions from the albums and singles she’s been releasing, selling and performing, and from the TV movies and series she’s been appearing on. Brandy earned for “Never Say Never” album around $17 million, and she earned around $6 million for her self-titled album.
Brandy Norwood is a great singer and actress, who sold more than 8 million album copies. She made her debut movie playing “Cinderella” character in 1997. Brandy released her debut self-titled album in 1994, and she’s expected to release another album, actually her 7th studio album in 2018-2019.