Her name is Brandy and she is a certified international superstar recognized all over the globe, crowned as both a successful singer and actress. To say this 19-year-old entertainment industry luminary is "on top of the world" would be an understatement.
Brandy consistently heats it up as Atlantic Records' R&B/pop music sensation. Her brand-new sophomore album, "Never Say Never," on which she's an executive producer and co-writer of six songs, landed on the charts at #2 during its first week. Her first single off that album, "The Boy is Mine," quickly became the summer's standout hit, catapulting to the very top of the Billboard Hot 100. All of this comes four years after her quadruple platinum, self-titled debut album spawned four Top Ten singles and two Grammy award nominations. Her record buying fans were eager, just waiting for more. But she doesn't stop there.
Charismatic Brandy is also an impressive actress who draws in the largest viewing audience for any UPN comedy with her award-winning television series "Moesha," now in its fourth season. With Brandy starring in the title role, "Moesha" consistently delivers the network's highest ratings among Households, Adults, Female and Teen demographics.
Last season, the powerhouse Brandy delivered 60 million viewers (the highest Sunday night movie ratings in 13 years) for her dazzling television movie debut "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella." She headlined that TV event, displaying her remarkable gifts of singing, dancing and acting alongside Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters and Jason Alexander.
Regarding her career, Brandy says, "My fans have supported me over the years in all that I've done. I really appreciate them and encourage them to do what I do - keep dreaming each day and work hard toward making those dreams come true. All things are possible if you believe, work hard and never say never."
In between working on the hit "Moesha" and in the recording studio alongside industry heavyweights Rodney Jerkins and David Foster on "Never Say Never," Brandy completed production on her first feature film, "I Still Know," the sequel to the teen-scream hit "I Know What You Did Last Summer." The movie is scheduled for a November '98 release.
Although she consistently wins raves for her acting and music projects, Brandy doesn't stop there. The prestigious Wilhemena International modeling agency has signed Brandy to a worldwide modeling contract and will create a multi-faceted imaging campaign around her. She has formed her own television production company and will be featured in her own DC Comics book. All the while, fans can track her projects on her official website.
Brandy has garnered countless honors and awards, including multiple Grammy award nominations, (for her first album and for her songs on the soundtracks for "Waiting to Exhale" and "Set It Off"); two Billboard Awards; an American Music Award; several NAACP Image Awards; Soul Train "Lady of Soul" awards; an MTV Movie Award for Best Song; and the Nickelodeon Award in the Favorite Singer category.
Although her performance and appearance schedule keeps her extremely busy, Brandy is committed to humanitarian efforts. With her brother Ray J, she has formed a non-profit organization, The Norwood Kids Foundation, dedicated to providing underprivileged youth enrichment through the performing arts. Among the beneficiaries of The Norwood Kids Foundation is a community-based dance and vocal group.
Brandy is a native of McComb, Mississippi, and makes her home in Los Angeles.
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