Brandy Norwood is an American songwriter, singer, record producer as well as an actress who is professionally known as Brandy. She rose to fame after her second album titled Never Say Never. Before that, she had released an eponymous one. Other albums include Afrodisiac, Moon, Human, and Two Eleven. Also, she has had roles in The Game as well as Zoe Ever After. Let’s find out how much is Brandy Norwood’s net worth in 2018.
Brandy Norwood Early Life
Brandy was born in 1979 on 11th February as Brandy Rayana Norwood. She was born to Willie Norwood and Sonja Norwood. Sonja once served as an H&R Block’s district manager. On the other hand, her father was not only a gospel singer but also a choir director. Her birthplace was McComb, Mississippi.
Ray J who is an entertainer is Brandy’s older sister. Sasha Banks as well as Snoop Dogg who is a WWE wrestler and a rapper, respectively are her cousins.
Brandy was barely five years old when her family left McComb for Los Angeles, California. Brandy Norwood then joined Hollywood High Performing Arts Centre. She is a former student of Hollywood High School, but she did not graduate because she dropped out. For that reason, Norwood was tutored since tenth grade privately.
Regarding relationships, Brandy has had several of them. Heading to the prom held at Lower Merion High School, she had a partner called Kobe Bryant. This gentleman who then became a player of the Los Angeles Lakers and Norwood had a relationship for a stink in 1996.
Ironically, she later claimed to have a first love who was Wanya Morris. He is a lead singer of a band called Boys II Men. She was about to celebrate her nineteenth birthday when Morris ended things. Later, she had a brief relationship with a rapper named Mase. It started during the recording of her album called Never Say Never.
She and Robert Smith got romantically involved in 2001 during the Full Moon album’s production. The relationship was kept incognito for two years. They separated a year after they welcomed their daughter whom they gave the name Sy’rai Iman Smith. Smith announced that they had married officially in 2004 though they did it to protect the reputation of Brandy.
In October 2005, she and Quentin Richardson ended their engagement after 15 years. He was a guard playing for the Los Angeles Clippers. After that, she has dated Florida the rapper. Their commitment ended in April 2014.
Brandy Norwood Career
Initially, Brandy Norwood was a backing vocalist, and since she was a child, she would support teen groups. The release of her debut album which was self-titled was in 1993. She took a break from her music until 1998 and while at it played a starring role in a sitcom called Moesha. In 1998, she and Monica released a single titled The Boy is Mine. It was followed by her second album called Never Say Never.
Then, albums called Full Moon and Afrodisiac were released in 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2008 and 2012, there was the release of Human and To Eleven. As an actress, she has acted in The Game and Zoe Ever After among others.
Awards & Achievements
Norwood has won several awards. They include 3 American Music Awards, 14 Billboard Music Awards and 1 Grammy Awards.
Net Worth of Brandy Norwood
Brandy Norwood has a net worth of about $15 million. Her music career is her main source of income with about six albums. The sales of the same have significantly contributed to her current wealth. Besides that, she has earned for playing roles in films and owns a line of Barbie dolls. That is how she has amassed her net worth.
Brandy Norwood is an award-winning artist. She is well-known for her album by the name Never Say Never. It not only contained two number one singles but also sold about 16 million copies globally. In addition to that, it earned her a Grammy Award. She is also a songwriter, an actress as well as a record producer.