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Brandy Norwood

Norwood performing in July 2004
Background information
Birth name Brandy Rayana Norwood
Also known as Brandy, Bran'Nu
Born February 11, 1979 (1979-02-11) (age 31)
McComb, Mississippi,
United States
Origin Carson, California, U.S.
Genres R&B, pop, soul, hip hop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, actress, film producer, dancer
Years active 1993–present
Labels Atlantic (1993–2005)
Knockout (2005–present)
Epic (2008–2009)
Associated acts Mike City, Rodney Jerkins, Monica,Willie Norwood, Ray J, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Wanya Morris,
Website ForeverBrandy.com
.Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, television entertainer, actress, and film producer.^ Brandy Brandy Norwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy , is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, ...
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^ Norwood: meaning and definitions - Norwood: Definition and Pronunciation Brandy - Brandy (Brandy Norwood) actress, singer Born: 2/11/1979 Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi Teen ...
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^ Brandy Rayanna Norwood was born February 11, 1979, in McComb, Mississippi.
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.In 2009, she introduced her rap alter-ego Bran'Nu.^ In 2009, she introduced her rap alter-ego Bran’Nu.
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^ In 2009, she introduced her rap alter-ego Bran'Nu.
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^ Read the full interview with Kadis and Shawn on November 6th on UrbanBridgez.com In other Brandy news, she will introduce her new alter-ego Bran’Nu on Timbaland’s upcoming “Shock Value II” being release on November 23rd.

[1][2]
.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, successful UPN sitcom Moesha in 1996, and resulted into 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.^ She starred in the teen horror flick I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and is currently starring in her own UPN TV show Moesha.

^ Between 1996 and 2001 Brandy was the star of the television sitcom Moesha , while maintaining a recording career and starring in productions such as the TV movie musical Cinderella (1997, with Whitney Houston ) and the feature film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998, with Jennifer Love Hewitt ).
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^ Movies Osmosis Jones (2001) I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) Television Moesha (1996-2001) Double Platinum telefilm (1999) Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella telefilm (1997) Thea (1993-1994) .
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[3]
.In 1993, she signed a recording contract with Atlantic, releasing her self-titled debut album a year after.^ In 1993, the singer signed a deal with Atlantic.
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^ Darryl Williams signed her to Atlantic in 1993.
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^ Signed a contract with Atlantic Records in 1993.
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.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.^ In 1998, Brandy released her second album, which included the Grammy Award–winning single "The Boy Is Mine."
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^ A big duo hit, The Boy Is Mine, was released with Monica in 1998.
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^ Never Say Never (1998) .
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Her latest studio album, Human (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 10.5 million copies of her five studio albums in the United States and over 25 million albums worldwide, to date.^ Being her best selling work to date, Brandy's 'Never Say Never' has sold more than five million copies in the US. .

^ Brandy has sold over ten million copies of her albums.
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^ The RIAA ranks Norwood as one of the best-selling female artists in American music history, having sold over 10.5 million copies of her four studio albums in the United States[1] and over 25 million albums worldwide, to date.
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[4][5] .Additionally, she has won over 100 awards as a recording artist.^ Additionally, she has won over 100 awards as a recording artist.
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^ Over the course of her career as a recording artist, musician and actress, Brandy has taken home more than 100 Awards Worldwide.
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^ Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award’s Artist of the Century Award.

[3]

Contents

Childhood

.Norwood is the elder of two siblings born to Willie Norwood, a former gospel singer and choir director, and his wife Sonja Norwood, a former district manager for H&R Block, in McComb, Mississippi.^ Brandy is the elder of two siblings born to Willie Norwood , a former R&B singer ...

^ Norwood , was a pastor and choir director, and by the age of two, she was singing at his church.
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^ Brandy is the elder of two siblings born to Willie Norwood, a former R&B singer ...
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[6] .She is the sister of singer, actor and television host Ray J, and a cousin of the late blues music singer Bo Diddley as well as rapper Snoop Dogg.^ Ray J is a singer, record producer and actor.
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^ Cousin and rapper Snoop Dogg .
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^ Snoop Dogg American rapper, record producer, and actor.
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[7]
.Through her father's work Norwood started singing at the Los Angeles Forum at the age of six, Brandy began performing at many West Coast functions as part of a youth singing group and then, at eleven, she met manager Chris Stokes who obtained her gigs as a backing vocalist for his R&B boy band Immature.^ Brandy Norwood began her career by singing in her family church at the age of two.
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^ She began singing in public at local youth groups and eventually to high profile gigs.
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^ If it's the wrong decision, I will have their backs and we will work through it.
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[8] .In 1993, while researching record companies, seeking a record deal, Norwood attended a party hosted by the Atlantic Recording Corporation and was offered a recording contract by the label after auditioning.^ Signed a contract with Atlantic Records in 1993.
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^ In 1993, when she was 14, Brandy signed her first recording contract with Atlantic.

^ A few years later, Norwood met a producer that shopped her around various record labels, trying to get a deal.But it's only at 14 that she got a record deal with the famous and notorious Atlantic Recording Corporation.
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[8]

Recording career

1994–1999

.By the time Norwood was putting the final touches on her debut album with producers Keith Crouch and Darryl Williams, Atlantic Records decided to release "I Wanna Be Down" as the newcomer's first outing.^ So, Atlantic decided to give me a chance to do this album.
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^ Darryl Williams signed her to Atlantic in 1993.
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^ Brandy finally recorded her first album, Brandy, which was released in 1994.
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.Although the singer was barely satisfied with her label's debut single choice at the time of its release,[9] the song subsequently scored Brandy her first number-one hit on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, where it remained four weeks atop.^ She released her first album, Brandy, in 1994.
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^ Billboard Hot 100 Singles Airplay chart for 9 weeks.

^ Brandy topped the Billboard Singles Sales chart for 5 weeks, the R&B Singles chart for 4 weeks, the R&B Singles Sales chart for 5 weeks, and the Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 4 weeks with " Baby ."

.Its success resulted in a remixed version of the song, containing new vocals by rappers Queen Latifah, Yo-Yo and MC Lyte, and increased the sales of Norwood's second number-one hit "Baby", her first international top-10 entry.^ MC Lyte and Queen Latifah, Brandy has achieved nothing but success in the music world.
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^ On her first album, she collaborated with Queen Latifah.
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^ Brandy hit the Top 10 with " Brokenhearted ."

.Her debut album Brandy, a collection of street-oriented rhythm-and-blues, scored number 20 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number six on the Top R&B Albums chart.^ In related Brandy news, her last album Human debuted at Number 15 on the charts.
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^ In 1994, Brandy released her first album simply entitled Brandy, and singles such as "Baby", "I Wanna Be Down" and "Brokenhearted" remained on the music charts for weeks.

^ Photos Video Awards News Screening Guide Special Reports events music News Reviews Special Reports Billboard Top 200 Showbiz 411 tech News Special Reports .

.It eventually sold over four million copies domestically, and although the album's success was limited elsewhere, it produced another two top 10 hits with "Best Friend" and "Brokenhearted". Latter single, a re-done version with Boyz II Men singer Wanya Morris, was recorded during Brandy's two-month stint as the opening act on the group's national tour.^ Brandy embarked on her first 13-city tour of U.S. high schools and a two-month stint as opening act for Boyz II Men's national tour.

^ Brandy embarked on her first 13-city tour of U.S. high schools and did a two-month stint as the opening act for Boyz II Men's national tour.

^ Brandy hit the Top 40 with " Brokenhearted ."

[10][11]
.Critical reaction to Brandy was generally positive, with Allmusic writer Eddie Huffman calling Brandy "a lower-key Janet Jackson or a more stripped-down Mary J. Blige [...] with good songs and crisp production".[12] The album eventually earned Norwood two Grammy Award nominations for "Best New Artist" and "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance", four Soul Train Music Awards, two Billboard Awards, and the New York Children's Choice Award.^ The track Baby was in nomination for best R&B song at the '96 Grammy Awards.
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^ Subsequently the album earned Norwood two Grammy Award nominations for "Best New ...

^ Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award’s Artist of the Century Award.

.The singer continued to be popular during the next two years, teaming with Lenny Kravitz for the Batman Forever soundtrack and scoring another hit single with her Waiting to Exhale contribution, "Sittin' Up in My Room" (1995).^ The following year her single "Sitting Up In My Room," which was recorded for the soundtrack of Waiting To Exhale , became a blockbuster hit.
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^ The single " Sittin' Up In My Room " was certified gold and hit the Top 10 .

^ What happened to Sittin up in my room .
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.In 1996, Norwood also collaborated with Tamia, Chaka Khan, and Gladys Knight on the single "Missing You", released from the Set It Off soundtrack.^ Brandy teamed up with Chaka Khan , Tamia , and Gladys Knight for the Top 40 hit " Missing You " from the Set It Off soundtrack.

^ "Missing You," from the soundtrack to 1996’s Set It Off, was also a hit, but instead of immediately releasing a follow-up LP, Brandy returned to acting, starring in the acclaimed UPN sitcom Moesha and also appearing in the title role of the 1997 Disney telefilm Cinderella, one of the biggest success stories of the television season.
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^ The first single released off the album was a duet with fellow young artist Monica entitled "The Boy Is Mine".
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.While not her greatest success, the single did score number 25 on the popular music chart, and earned Brandy her third Grammy nomination in the "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals" category.^ Ciara is up for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for her sexy hit ...
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^ It also won a 1999 Grammy award for Best Collaboration with Vocals.
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^ In 1994, Brandy released her first album simply entitled Brandy, and singles such as "Baby", "I Wanna Be Down" and "Brokenhearted" remained on the music charts for weeks.

.In 1997, Atlantic Records consulted beginning producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins to contribute to Norwood's second album Never Say Never, which was released on June 9, 1998. Brandy co-wrote and produced six songs on the album which yielded her first number-one rated song on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, "The Boy Is Mine", a duet with singer Monica.^ The performer’s second solo album (and first - .
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^ About nine months later, in June 1998, Brandy finally released her second effort, Never S-A-Y Never.
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^ In 1998, Brandy released her second album, which included the Grammy Award–winning single "The Boy Is Mine."

.Exploiting the media's presumption of a rivalry between the two young singers, the song was one of the most successful records of the year,[13] spending record-breaking thirteen weeks on top of the Billboard charts, and eventually garnered the pair a Grammy Award for "Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal". The album's success was equally widespread, and after extensive radio play of the single overseas, the label released it globally during the summer.^ The single was an instant hit and remained number one on the Billboard charts for a consecutive seven weeks, and snagged the duo a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999.
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^ Billboard Hot 100 Singles Airplay chart for 9 weeks.

^ In 1999 this album was nominated for a Rhythm and Blues Grammy, and it was also nominated for the Record of the Year Grammy.
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Never Say Never eventually became Brandy’s biggest-selling album, selling over fourteen million copies worldwide; and critics rated the album highly, with Allmusic`s Stephen Thomas Erlewine praising Brandy and her team for wisely finding "a middle ground between Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige — it's adult contemporary with a slight streetwise edge".[14] Altogether the album spawned seven airplay and CD singles respectively, including Norwood's second number-one song, Diane Warren-penned "Have You Ever?".[15]

2000–2004

.After a lengthy hiatus that saw the end of the Moesha sitcom, and a flurry of tabloid headlines discussing her bout with dehydration, Norwood returned to music in 2001 when she and brother Ray-J were asked to record a cover version of Phil Collins' 1980s hit "Another Day in Paradise" for the tribute album Urban Renewal: A Tribute to Phil Collins.^ Brandy and her brother, Ray J , were chosen to remake Phil Collins ' 1980s hit "Another Day in Paradise" for.
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^ Her parents are Sonja, a former financial analyst, and Willie Ray Norwood, Sr., a minister of music.
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^ When he was asked to describe it he responded all he wanted was for the album to sell more records than his first one.
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[16] .Released as the album first single in Europe and Oceania, the song became an instant international success overseas, scoring top ten entries on the majority of all charts it appeared on.^ She released her first album, Brandy, in 1994.
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^ She has recently released her first single album “Audition” in Korea.

^ In 2001, Brandy will be releasing yet another album, and considering her last two attempts, it will surely be a smashing success.
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[17]
.Full Moon, Norwood's third studio album, was released in February 2002. It once again comprised a row of R&B and pop-oriented songs with adult contemporary, many of them co-created with Jerkins, Warryn Campbell and Mike City.^ Full Moon is the third release from Brandy Norwood , better known to you and me by just Brandy .
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^ Its simply too many songs for an album.
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^ Full Moon lyrics (2002) .
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.While its lead single "What About Us?" became a worldwide top ten hit, the album's title track failed to chart or sell noticeably outside the United States and the United Kingdom, where it managed to enter the Top 20 of charts.^ On the heels of the success of her first pair of hit singles, Atlantic released "Best Friend" (a Top 10 R&B charted single) in the summer of '95: "That song was dedicated to my brother and it was tough to sing!
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^ The first single is the West-produced “Talk About Our Love.” It is gaining chart momentum, thanks to several dance remixes by One Rascal and other producers.
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^ 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 25 million albums worldwide, to date.
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[18][19] .Media reception was generally lukewarm, with Rolling Stone describing the album as "frantic, faceless, fake-sexy R&B."[20] Within the coming year, Norwood and spouse Robert "Big Bert" Smith began writing and producing for other artists such as Toni Braxton, Kelly Rowland, Tarralyn Ramsey, and Kiley Dean.^ ET) -Brandy and her producer husband Robert Smith have written songs for Toni Braxton and Destiny s Child member Kelly Rowland.
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^ The other name is Robert Smith , who is now Brandys husband and soon will be the father of her child.
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^ Rolling Stone (p.141) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[N]ot only her best but also the year's outstanding R&B disc."
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[21]
.Returning from yet another hiatus, Brandy's fourth album Afrodisiac was released on June 29, 2004 in North America, amidst both her weakest promotional campaign ever and the well-publicized termination of her short-lived business relationship with entertainment manager Benny Medina.^ She released her first album, Brandy, in 1994.
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^ Release Date : 06/29/2004 .
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^ The album will be released on June 22nd, 2004 and currently does not have a title.
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[22] .Norwood ended her contract with his Los Angeles-based Handprint Entertainment after less than a year of representation following controversies surrounding Medina's handling of the lead single "Talk About Our Love", and failed negotiations of a purported co-headlining tour with R&B singer Usher.^ Kanye West) lyrics Talk About Our Love lyrics .
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^ Talk About Our Love (12") .
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^ Brandy Talk about our love (feat.

[22] .Upon parting Norwood admitted her switch to Medina made her appreciate what she had with her mother, stating that "it was such a drastic change that it didn't work for me.^ Brandy announced that she and Smith had secretly tied the knot a year earlier, a decision purportedly made at the urging of Brandy's mother-manager, Sonia Norwood , who didn't want her daughter tagged as an unwed mother.
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^ Type of Work: Musical work Registration Number / Date: PAu003042370 / 2006-05-12 Date of Creation: 2006 Title: You'll never change a part of me.
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^ There have been many persons who have worked for the Norwood Police Department with the title of Patrolman, Constable, full or part time, Chief of Police and other titles.
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.Nobody out there can match her passion for me."^ In L.A. I have to pay more for insurance because I`m on TV. I hope nobody heard out there.
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^ I went out there but no-one matched the passion of my mum.

[22] .Despite the negative publicity, Timbaland-produced Afrodisiac became Brandy's most critically acclaimed album to date,[23] with some highlighting the "more consistently mature and challenging" effect of Timbaland on Brandy's music,[24] and others calling it "listenable and emotionally resonant," comparing it to "Janet Jackson at her best".[25] Norwood described the CD as her most mature and versatile effort by then: "I just wanted to sing my heart out and connect with people.^ Brandy's meatiest album to date.
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^ I just wanted to sing my heart out and connect with people.
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^ A: The album is out now, Afrodisiac-- the most honest album of my journey.
  • Niaonline - Q&A: Brandy on Motherhood and Personal Power 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.niaonline.com [Source type: General]

.I wasn’t old enough or mature enough before to get into people’s hearts.^ I wasn’t old enough or mature enough before to get into people’s hearts.
  • Brandy gets personal on new album - R&B/SOUL MUSIC- msnbc.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ The driver of the Toyota, 38-year-old Awatif Aboudihaj, careened into the highway's center divider before being broadsided by another car.
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^ Then I got back into recording and singing when she was old enough to understand that this is what Mommy has to do.
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Now I am."[26] .Nevertheless Afrodisiac became a moderate seller: While the album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 500,000 copies domestically, it generally failed to chart or sell noticeably outside the United States.^ This album certified gold in just two months, and it went on later to be triple platinum, selling more than three million copies (Brandy Norwood Gallery).
  • Brandy Norwood, Mississippi-born musician who sings, acts, and has her own show. 17 September 2009 0:33 UTC mswritersandmusicians.com [Source type: General]

^ A little over a year later, Brandy had a recording deal with Atlantic Records and a debut album that sold over 4 million copies.
  • Raising A Superstar Brandy Arjay Raeven - managing child celebrities | Black Enterprise | Find Articles at BNET 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]

^ The next year, her self- titled debut album sold more than 4 million copies and produced three Top 10 hits (two went platinum) -- "Baby" and "Sittin' Up In My Room."
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[27] ."Talk About Our Love" reached number six in the United Kingdom but later singles failed to score successfully on the popular music charts.^ Brandy Talk about our love (feat.

^ Brandy hit the Top 40 with " Talk About Our Love ."

^ Talk About Our Love (feat.
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[28]

2005–2008

After eleven years with the company Norwood asked for and received a release from Atlantic Records in the end of 2004. As a direct consequence the company released a collection of all of her singles, The Best of Brandy in 2005. "I think it's awesome to have an album that reflects the songs that people have enjoyed over the years," Brandy said in an interview the following year, "I'm happy to say that many of the tracks included are my favorites too."[27] Thereupon she reportedly started shopping for a new record deal under Knockout Entertainment, her brother's label.[29]
.In June 2006, Norwood was cast as one of three talent judges on the first season of America's Got Talent, an amateur talent contest on NBC with executive producer Simon Cowell and host Regis Philbin.^ Brandy could be seen as a judge on the NBC series America's Got Talent .

^ Former 'Talent' judge Brandy Norwood won't be charged in fatal crash (30 Dec 2007, 12:00) .
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^ Hasselhoff, the "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star and seller of many records in Europe, will be one of three judges for "America's Got Talent," the NBC summer variety show produced...
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.The broadcast was one of the most-watched programs of the summer, and concluded on August 17, 2006 with the win of 11-year-old singer Bianca Ryan.^ In the years since her last release, most of the media attention on Brandy has revolved around the December 30, 2006 multi-car accident that claimed the life of a 38-year-old woman, Awatef Aboudihaj .
  • BRANDY'S MEDIA BLITZ, THE SINGER SPILLS ABOUT ACCIDENT, ALBU | SOHH SOULFUL | SOHH BLOG 9 October 2009 5:15 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Citing insufficient evidence, prosecutors in Los Angeles have decided not to charge the Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Brandy , below, in connection with a car crash in December 2006 that killed a 38-year-old woman, Reuters reported.
  • Arts, Briefly - New York Times 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ No, our dish is on an even more profound relationship in the 25-year-old performer's life: the one she has with her 2 1/2-year-old, Sy'rai.
  • Niaonline - Q&A: Brandy on Motherhood and Personal Power 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.niaonline.com [Source type: General]

[30] .Brandy was originally scheduled to return for a second season of the America's Got Talent in summer 2007, but decided eventually not to do so, feeling that "she couldn't give the new season the attention and commitment it deserved," following the fatal 2006 car accident, in which she was involved.^ Director John Singleton involved in fatal car accident.

^ Then there was the fatal car accident that Brandy was in where a driver in another car died.
  • Super 'Human': Brandy is Back Older, Wiser and Stronger - The Boombox 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.theboombox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ R&B singer Brandy's fatal car crash .
  • R&B singer Brandy's fatal car crash - Monsters and Critics 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.monstersandcritics.com [Source type: General]

[31] .She was eventually replaced by reality TV star Sharon Osbourne.^ In addition to all that she was not asked to return for a 2 nd season of " America 's Got Talent" instead Sharon Osbourne replaced her.

^ It would be cool if Sharon Osbourne was replaced by Wendy Dio.
  • FARK.com: (2774045) Simon Cowell realized Brandy has no business being host of a show called "America's Got Talent," so she's been replaced. By Sharon Osbourne. Ouch 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Norwood has alleged that the reality TV star misused her credit card while she worked as Brandy’s stylist in 2006 and 2007.

[31]
.Brandy's fifth studio album Human was released in December 2008 in North America, involving production by James Fauntleroy, Toby Gad, Brian Kennedy, and RedOne, among others,[32][33] Distributed by Koch Records and Sony Music, the album marked Brandy's debut on the Epic Records label, following her split with Atlantic,[34] and her reunion with long-time contributor and mentor Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who wrote and executive produced most of the album.^ Tagged with: Album Review , brandy , Brandy Norwood , Human , Music , ray j , Rodney Darkchild Jerkins , rodney jerkins Post To: Digg Facebook Yahoo!
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  • Ray J | Binside TV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC binsidetv.net [Source type: General]

^ Brandy - Baby © 1995 Atlantic Records .
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^ Brandy left Atlantic Records.

[32] .Generally well-received by critics, Human debuted at number fifteen on the U.S. Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 73,000 copies, becoming the singer's lowest-charting debut since her first album fourteen years prior.^ The LP debuted at # 2 on the Billboard 200 Album chart selling over 155,000 copies in its first week.

^ In related Brandy news, her last album Human debuted at Number 15 on the charts.
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^ According to Nielsen Soundscan, the "Human" singer's album raked in just 73,000 copies in its first week.
  • Singersroom.com: Serving The latest R&B, Soul, Hip Hop and Pop Music News 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.singersroom.com [Source type: General]

[35] .With a domestic sales total of 200,000 copies, it widely failed to revive the success of its predecessors, also becoming the singer's lowest-selling effort to date.^ Being her best selling work to date, Brandy's 'Never Say Never' has sold more than five million copies in the US. .

^ The LP debuted at # 2 on the Billboard 200 Album chart selling over 155,000 copies in its first week.

^ To date, 'Brandy' has sold more than four million copies in the US alone, making Brandy one of the most successful teenage female singer.
  • Brandy Photo Gallery, High Quality Pictures, Biography & Wallpapers ��� ������ 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.3arabiaphoto.com [Source type: General]
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[36] While leading single "Right Here (Departed)" scored Brandy her biggest chart success since 2002's "Full Moon," the album failed to impact elsewhere, resulting into lackluster sales in general and the release of just one other single, "Long Distance."[37]

2009–present

.In early 2009, Norwood signed a short-living management deal with rapper Jay-Z's Roc Nation that ended amicably half a year later.^ According to BV Buzz, the "Long Distance" and "Baby" singer has officially been dropped form Epic Records in addition to losing management assistance from Roc Nation!
  • Singersroom.com: Serving The latest R&B, Soul, Hip Hop and Pop Music News 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.singersroom.com [Source type: General]

^ From there she moved on to a series of television award shows and specials, and later co-starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea.
  • Compare prices for Brandy - Read r&b and soul music reviews and compare prices at Yahoo! Shopping. 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC shopping.yahoo.com [Source type: General]
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  • Walmart.com: Human (with 2 Exclusive Bonus Tracks), Brandy: R&B / Soul 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: General]
  • Download How I Feel music ringtone - Brandy - Thumbplay 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.thumbplay.com [Source type: General]
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^ Entering her early teenage years, manager Chris Strokes discovered Brandy and took her to shop around record companies, seeking a good record deal.
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[38] .A couple of months later, during the production of new material for a second album on Epic Records, it was confirmed that the singer had also left the label.^ According to BV Buzz, the "Long Distance" and "Baby" singer has officially been dropped form Epic Records in addition to losing management assistance from Roc Nation!
  • Singersroom.com: Serving The latest R&B, Soul, Hip Hop and Pop Music News 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.singersroom.com [Source type: General]

^ Brandy has yet to sign with another record label since parting ways with Atlantic Records after 11 years (see "Another Breakup For Brandy: This Time It's Her Label" ), but she promises her next album of new material will also be some of her greatest work.
  • VH1.com : Brandy : Brandy Takes Her Sweet Time, Personally And Professionally - Rhapsody Music Downloads 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.vh1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Afrodisiac to the fourth is album by American studio R&Bpop Brandy, singer by Atlantic released Records June on 28, 2004 outside North America and June on The 29,.

[39] .In December 2009, she officially introduced her rapping alter-ego Bran'Nu with two credits on Timbaland's album Timbaland Presents Shock Value 2.^ Actually, I guess it would be December 8th, since that's the release date for Timbaland's Shock Value 2 , which features the official debut of Bran'Nu , Brandy's rap alter-ego.

^ Credited under the moniker Bran Nu, the veteran singer introduces an MC alter-ego.
  • Brandy | Binside TV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC binsidetv.net [Source type: General]

^ Read the full interview with Kadis and Shawn on November 6th on UrbanBridgez.com In other Brandy news, she will introduce her new alter-ego Bran’Nu on Timbaland’s upcoming “Shock Value II” being release on November 23rd.

[40] .After collaborating with Timbaland, it was reported that Norwood would begin work on her sixth studio album which Timbaland revealed was going to embrace her new rap alter-ego, as well as her singing.^ In 2009, she introduced her rap alter-ego Bran’Nu.
  • Brandy | Bossip.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC bossip.com [Source type: General]

^ Actually, I guess it would be December 8th, since that's the release date for Timbaland's Shock Value 2 , which features the official debut of Bran'Nu , Brandy's rap alter-ego.

^ Brandy's new album recalls Janet Jackson at her best: She's a pop star, but she's making the most of her big studio budgets and is following her muse.

.The project is involving heavy production from Timbaland, and from Will.i.am, Danja, new production duo Kadis & Sean, and Akon, among others.^ Read the full interview with Kadis and Shawn on November 6th on UrbanBridgez.com In other Brandy news, she will introduce her new alter-ego Bran’Nu on Timbaland’s upcoming “Shock Value II” being release on November 23rd.

^ The club has sponsored Boy Scout troops and other projects involving youth of the community.
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^ UrbanBridgez.com recently caught up with Sean from from the production team Kadis & Sean for our anniversary interview series, starting November 2nd!

[41][42] .In addition, Norwood is preparing a collaboration album with brother Ray J, tentatively titled R&B, also scheduled for a 2010 release.^ In the mid-90s, she told fans, through music, that her brother was her “Best Friend.” And now Brandy is about to show fans she means what she sings with a collaborative album entitled “R&B” – short for Ray J and Brandy.
  • Brandy | News You Should Know | BET.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC blogs.bet.com [Source type: General]

^ Brandy released four albums with Atlantic, including her 1994 self-titled debut and June's Afrodisiac.
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^ Born in McComb, Mississippi and discovered by Chris Stokes when she was a member of a youth singing group, Norwood released her self-titled debut album in 1994 at the age of fifteen.
  • Brandy NorWood on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[43]

Musical style

Themes and genres

.Norwood, stylistically, has evolved since her 1994 start in music, at the age of 15. With her mother as her manager and stylist, Brandy developed a “good girl” image and a “hip-yet-wholesome” appeal.^ Brandy and her mother, Sonja Norwood .
  • Brandy Norwood - Factbites 17 September 2009 0:33 UTC www.factbites.com [Source type: General]

^ Entering her early teenage years, manager Chris Strokes discovered Brandy and took her to shop around record companies, seeking a good record deal.
  • Brandy Photo Gallery, High Quality Pictures, Biography & Wallpapers ��� ������ 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.3arabiaphoto.com [Source type: General]
  • Biography 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.brandyway.com [Source type: General]

^ A ten-year music-industry veteran at age 25, Brandy returns with 15 new tracks, ditching long-time collaborator Rodney Jerkins in favor of producers Timbaland, Organized Noize and Kanye West.
  • Afrodisiac reviews at Metacritic.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[44] .She often cited Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Mariah Carey, as her biggest musical inspirations.^ Her inspirations include Aretha Franklin , Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder Sites: foreverbrandy.com , sarahm.20m.com Variations: All .
  • Brandy (2) Discography at Discogs 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Some other people she really enjoys listening to are Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Toni Braxton ( Brandy Story).
  • Brandy Norwood, Mississippi-born musician who sings, acts, and has her own show. 17 September 2009 0:33 UTC mswritersandmusicians.com [Source type: General]

^ Finally, ending her album promotion with "Say you Will" to show I can sing any style of music and shows she can sing a love song just as good as Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston.
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[45][46][47]
.Norwood’s initial sound was contemporary R&B, heavily rooted in gospel and soul music.^ Indeed, this powerful 11-song collection, a blend of pop, retro soul and traditional gospel, touches the sky both with its musical and lyrical expressions.
  • Willie Norwood | Bout It | CD Baby 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.cdbaby.com [Source type: General]

^ You are here: Home Page > Music > R&B / Soul > Contemporary R&B / Soul > Brandy .
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^ Spiritual: Contemporary Gospel Urban/R&B: Soul Moods: Type: Vocal By Location .
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[48] Her lyrics described various types of love, from casual and friendly love, to romantic and spiritual affairs.[46][48] .Influenced by Houston and Carey, she incorporated a ballad-heavy style and an adult contemporary feel into her urban-pop sound, for her second studio album, Never Say Never.^ Never Say Never album .
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^ Brandy’s latest work strikes a serious tone with adult-contemporary mid-tempo ballads that focus on the common R&B themes of love and heartache.
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  • Ray J | Binside TV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC binsidetv.net [Source type: General]

^ After helping write and produce six singles on the album and hiring a new production team, Brandy finally released her second album entitled Never Say Never , in June 1998.
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[49] .Her third studio album, Full Moon, saw Norwood abandon her teenage appeal for a more adult and sensual edginess.^ Her third album, 'Full Moon,' certainly marks that passage from teenage girl to woman.

^ My hope is that her record company, Atlantic , wont push the happy, younger geared songs too much and forgo the more adult songs on the album.
  • Brandy Grows Up And Shines On Full Moon - Full Moon by Brandy - Epinions.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

^ There was still some of the busyness that detracted from Full Moon, but this album is nevertheless a significant improvement.
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[50] .Along with her image, her voice had gone through a major change, losing the "girly-rasp" that she once had, for a now deeper and warmer voice, that had acquired a scratchy, evocative edge.^ So she's (the writer) doing it in treatment form, and now we've gone through the treatment and now I tell her I just think you need more or this or less of that or have her do this or have her do that.
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^ TYPE VI: The band of hair across the top of the head is now gone and the baldness is complete, leaving a horseshoe shape of remaining hair along the sides of the head.
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[51] .The music also reflected the change, as songs like “When You Touch Me” and “Like This” explored more adult, sexual topics, and a sound that blended her previous urban-pop sound with heavy influences of UK garage, dubstep, and progressively futuristic tones.^ Finally, ending her album promotion with "Say you Will" to show I can sing any style of music and shows she can sing a love song just as good as Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston.
  • Afrodisiac reviews at Metacritic.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ On 'Human' she steps out of her comfort zone not only with the music's sound but by writing her own songs.
  • Super 'Human': Brandy is Back Older, Wiser and Stronger - The Boombox 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.theboombox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My hope is that her record company, Atlantic , wont push the happy, younger geared songs too much and forgo the more adult songs on the album.
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[52] .In 2004, her recent motherhood, life experiences, and growing affinity toward English rock band Coldplay, caused her to shift toward a more matured outlook and raw nature with her fourth studio album Afrodisiac, a venture into the organic sounds of soul blues and the nostalgic street-wise sound of 90’s hip-hop.^ Her fourth album, Afrodisiac, was released in 2004.
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^ Afrodisiac to the fourth is album by American studio R&Bpop Brandy, singer by Atlantic released Records June on 28, 2004 outside North America and June on The 29,.

^ Brandy , who's currently promoting her fourth album, Afrodisiac , reportedly took up with 24-year-old Richardson following her split with Smith.
  • Brandy Norwood - Factbites 17 September 2009 0:33 UTC www.factbites.com [Source type: General]

[53] .A four year hiatus, and a few life-changing occurrences caused Brandy to return to the music scene, in late 2008, with Human, her fifth studio album, which lyrically discussed topics of spiritual love, genuine heartache, and universal honesty, and musically explored combining her urban pop sound with elements of country and inspirational pop.^ Thank u brandi i been waiting four years for this!
  • Hear ’Human’ NOW in it’s ENTIRETY - Brandy's MySpace Blog | 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Brandy lays down sweet vocals on her fifth studio album, "Human."
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^ And this fifth album "HUMAN" is amazing.
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[54] .Early conversations with Norwood and her collaborators on future releases have revealed that her next project will take a more edgy, alternative sound, as she intends to experiment with different kinds of hip-hop on her next release.^ Do you want to spend a few years concentrating on one aspect of your career, or do you want to continue doing as many different kinds of entertainment projects as possible?
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^ Battle of Wits” was first released in China and Hong Kong on Thursday and is scheduled to be released in Korea early next year.

^ We’re both maturing and taking our game to the next level and that’s what Hip Hop is all about.” .
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[40]

Voice and influences

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Norwood has the vocal range of a contralto, which spans three octaves. Often referred to as “B-Rocka”, Norwood had been commended for her smoky, slightly worn tone and the caliber of her voice. .Josh Love of Stylus Magazine calls her voice “gorgeous” and “un-histronic”, while Nicolas Paul Godkin of Designer Magazine comments, saying “…her husky, dulcet tones impresses the most.”[55] Andy Kallman of AMG (All Music Guide) mentions that her voice is a treat to her, and she wears a slightly worn scratchy-ness surprisingly well.^ Content provided by All Music Guide Copyright © 2008 All Media Guide, LLC Print this .
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^ We all know I don't love her music, but she's always doing something with herself.
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^ It's hard to call somebody a friend right off the bat but I respect her and love her music.
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.David Browne of Entertainment Weekly calls her voice “down-pillow soft”, and Keya Modessa of The Situation describes her voice as “deep, sultry, and different”.^ I've been seeing this Entertainer's Secret spray in a few different voice-over related sites and articles lately.
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.”[56][57] .While having been noted for her skilled vocal melismas and gospel-tinged ad-libs, Norwood is most known and praised for her heavy use of multitrack recording toward her own voice, to create highly elaborate and harmonically complex backing vocals, a technique that has become her signature.^ As she got older she sung in several gospel choirs and through that experience continued to develop her vocal improvisational skills.
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^ When she began creating her own music, she improvised by using poetry that she had previously written.
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^ He says, Andquot;I think I got the first T-Pain record without him using the voice-box thing.
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.Terry Sawyer of Pop Matters Online comments, saying “While it's been said that Brandy's voice isn't exactly a barn burner, it's not mentioned enough that she does more than enough with what she's got.^ More » Brandy signs new deal with Epic Reuters - Apr 16, 2008 R&B singer Brandy has signed with Epic Records, which will release her label debut later this year, a company official said, declining further comment.
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^ Brandy says that she wishes to settle the matter without involving lawyers but this situation sounds like it won’t resolve itself.
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^ Over the course of her career as a recording artist, musician and actress, Brandy has taken home more than 100 Awards Worldwide.
  • Walmart.com: Human (with 2 Exclusive Bonus Tracks), Brandy: R&B / Soul 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: General]

She never leaves her voice hanging in spotlit scarcity, folding it variegated terracing, whispering out the lead track, shouting in the back-up, and piling each song with enough interlocking sounds to create the tightly packed illusion of vocal massiveness.”[58]
.Many of Norwood’s peers count her as a vocal influence including Kanye West, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, John Legend, Tyrese, Day26, Ciara, India.Arie, and Kelly Rowland among others.^ Rihanna and Brandy were spotted backstage at Z100’s annual jingle ball which also featured performances by Chris Brown, Kanye West and Lady GaGa (i like her).
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^ Tyrese : My Opinion NO1 in the game Vocally can touch BRANDY NORWOOD .
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^ Tagged with: ashley tisdale , brandy , chris brown , KANYE WEST , LEONA LEWIS , neyo , rihanna Post To: Digg Facebook Yahoo!
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[59][60][61][62][63][64][65] .Singer/Actress Beyonce mentioned that Norwood was a “great singer” and that she “loves her vocal arrangements.”[66] Bajan singer and model Rihanna revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that her 2007 multi-platinum album, Good Girl Gone Bad, was primarily influenced by Brandy.^ It was great entertainment and the kids loved her."
  • Princess parody characters - Brother's Grimm Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty, Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid - for theme parties, along with costume character parodies for Dallas Ft. Worth Texas metroplex parties, events, celebrations, and theme galas such as Honey Bear, Berry Girl, Cowboy, Mr. Infinity, Big Dog, Easter, Red Tickle Monster, Mr. Mouse, or other themes. 17 September 2009 0:33 UTC www.dfwfunnybusiness.com [Source type: General]

^ Growing up in the public eye, Brandy Norwood aka Brandy, has had tons of experiences, both good and bad on camera -- according to Shade 45 though, Brandy doesn't answer the 'bad' questions too well.
  • Singersroom.com: Serving The latest R&B, Soul, Hip Hop and Pop Music News 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.singersroom.com [Source type: General]

^ Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy, is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, record producer, fashion model, actress, and film producer.
  • Brandy NorWood on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the interview she stated, “[Brandy] really helped inspire that album, I listened to [Afrodisiac] everyday [while in the studio].^ Afrodisiac - Brandy - CD - Buy.com Track Your Order  |  My Account  |  Wishlist  |  Help .
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^ I listen to this album everyday!
  • Album review: Brandy's 'Human' | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ I've been listening to Brandy my whole life and loving every album better than the last.
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[67] .Rock musician John Frusciante, former guitarist of legendary rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers praises Brandy, calling her voice “multi-dimensional” and “inspiring”.^ HAMMER (voice-over): These frantic 911 calls SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has obtained marked the sudden beginning of a living nightmare for music and TV star Brandy.
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^ Rolling Stone (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Brandy lets her cool voice stream through jams that, as one hot track is titled, 'Focus'."
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^ So there`s this group called Project Islamic Hope, and they claim Brandy`s being unfairly targeted because she is a celebrity.
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.In describing her voice and signature sound he said, “You can't hear [the elaborate harmonies] with your conscious: you have to hear her voice with your subconscious.” He also mentioned that Norwood was the “main inspiration” behind the guitar work on the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s 2006 Grammy winning album, Stadium Arcadium.^ Thanks for all you do and all your hard work at Voices.com!
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^ "If you are comfortable with using your sensuality and that gives you joy and it makes you a good living and there are others who enjoy it, then it's a win-win situation," she says.
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^ In 1998, Brandy released her second album, which included the Grammy Award–winning single "The Boy Is Mine."

[68]
.However, on many occasions, Norwood has been thought of as merely a talented muse, that music producers and songwriters have used to exercise their own artistic and creative energies.^ When she began creating her own music, she improvised by using poetry that she had previously written.
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^ The talented performer has found time to work on her third album, and she's tied the knot — with music producer Robert Smith in June 2001.

^ Brandy Norwood is a singer, actress, songwriter, record producer and film producer.
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[69][70] .This theory has been most notably linked with Norwood’s most frequent collaborator, producer Rodney Jerkins, and his own Darkchild imprint, on which many of their collaborations do not include songwriting or production from Norwood herself.^ Reunited with executive producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who first collaborated with Brandy on her 1998 multi-platinum-selling album Never Say Never .
  • Walmart.com: Human (with 2 Exclusive Bonus Tracks), Brandy: R&B / Soul 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: General]

^ Tagged with: Album Review , brandy , Brandy Norwood , Human , Music , ray j , Rodney Darkchild Jerkins , rodney jerkins Post To: Digg Facebook Yahoo!
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^ Brandy Norwood is a singer, actress, songwriter, record producer and film producer.
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.Her work with Timbaland and other producer/songwriters outside of her usual circle has also seen Brandy only responsible for vocal arrangements and delivery, rather than actual writing or producing.^ At time of writing, there had been no response from the Kardashian family and no official comment made by Brandy or Sonja Norwood.
  • Cocoa Lounge - African American Forum & Message Board - Sonja Norwood (Brandy's Mama) Sues The Kardashian Family 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC cocoalounge.org [Source type: General]

^ Unity Collective work and responsibility Purpose Self-determination Nominees should also demonstrate commitment to racial harmony, equality, and equity in their activities and in their interactions with others.
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^ To fill the shoes of Sarah Michelle Gellar, the producers chose Brandy Norwood, who, proves that she is a horrible actress who will only reach success with her horrible sitcom 'Moesha'.
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.However, throughout her musical career, Norwood has received a numerous amount of awards and accolades, and remains one of the most influential artists of her time.^ Having sold more then 25 million albums worldwide, Brandy is one of the top-selling female recording artists in pop music history.
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^ The Norwoods, both of whom had full-time jobs, had to decide who they were going to trust with making decisions about their children's careers.
  • Raising A Superstar Brandy Arjay Raeven - managing child celebrities | Black Enterprise | Find Articles at BNET 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]

^ Sonja Norwood: Here's what I know about me as a parent manager- no one cares more about my children and their well being than me.
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[71]

Film and television career

.In 1993, while recording her debut album, Brandy was given the role of Danesha Turrell in the ABC sitcom Thea, playing the 12-year-old daughter of protagonist Thea Turrell (Thea Vidale).^ Norwood was casted as Danesha Turrell in the sitcom Thea.
  • Brandy Norwood - Factbites 17 September 2009 0:33 UTC www.factbites.com [Source type: General]

^ From there she moved on to a series of television award shows and specials, and later co-starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea.
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^ Brandy has yet to sign with another record label since parting ways with Atlantic Records after 11 years (see "Another Breakup For Brandy: This Time It's Her Label" ), but she promises her next album of new material will also be some of her greatest work.
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The series was ended eight months after its release but earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for "Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series." Her brief engagement earned Brandy her first starring role in the UPN sitcom Moesha. .Appearing alongside Sheryl Lee Ralph and Countess Vaughn, she played Moesha Mitchell, a typical 14-year-old girl from Los Angeles growing into adulthood.^ Brandy then crashed into the vehicle in front of her, a 2005 Toyota Corolla, being driven by 38-year-old Los Angeles woman named Awatef Aboudihaj, reports E!.
  • R&B singer Brandy's fatal car crash - Monsters and Critics 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.monstersandcritics.com [Source type: General]

^ FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS MEREDITH: 4-year-old spayed Rottie girl is struggling to adapt to a family home with children.
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^ Moesha: The Mitchells are your typical middle-class family.
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.The program was first broadcasted during January 1996 on UPN, and soon became the most watched show broadcasted on the television network.^ TV Shows January 1996 TV Shows .
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^ The show made its way to becoming the most watched program on the UPN network.
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^ You are watching TV`s most provocative entertainment news show.
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.Norwood who had not considered herself an actress before, gained confidence finally: "I think Moesha is so much like me that I feel real comfortable."^ I really like who I am.

^ To fill the shoes of Sarah Michelle Gellar, the producers chose Brandy Norwood, who, proves that she is a horrible actress who will only reach success with her horrible sitcom 'Moesha'.
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^ How about listing the name of the profiteers who think their ship has finally come in because their offspring was in an accident with a celebrity.
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[72] In 2001, the network canceled the show after six seasons on the air, leaving it ending with a cliffhanger for a scrapped seventh season.[73]
.In 1997, Norwood was hand-picked by executive producer Whitney Houston[74] to play the title character in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s television version of Cinderella featuring a multi-cultural cast that also included Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters and Houston.^ Movies Osmosis Jones (2001) I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) Television Moesha (1996-2001) Double Platinum telefilm (1999) Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella telefilm (1997) Thea (1993-1994) .
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^ Reunited with executive producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who first collaborated with Brandy on her 1998 multi-platinum-selling album Never Say Never .
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^ While maintaining a recording career Norwood also gained fame for starring in several film and television productions, including popular UPN sitcom Moesha (1996-2001), a supporting role in the 1998 horror sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and starring roles in a 1997 version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and Double Platinum, two of televis...

.The two-hour Wonderful World of Disney special garnered an estimated 60 million viewers, giving the network its highest ratings in the time period in 16 years,[75] and won an Emmy Award.^ Sunday night's airing of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, Cinderella on ABC (on November 2nd) was viewed by over 60 million people in the U.S. Cinderella , starring Brandy in the title role and Houston as her fairy god-mother, was presented by ABC's newly revamped Wonderful World of Disney .

^ Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, and network executives .
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^ It was estimated that about two billion people around the world watched as Norwood's 24 member band entered the arena where the Ceremonies were to take place.
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.About filming Brandy later told Jet: "It was the best experience I could ever have."^ We assume she wasn't on the phone with Maria Shriver , who surely would have told Brandy about the consequences of driving while talking on a handheld.
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^ Brandy's voice could be heard in the film Osmosis Jones and on the soundtrack with the track "Open."

[74] .A year after, Brandy made her big screen debut after winning the supporting role of sassy Karla Wilson in the franchise-flick I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.^ On top of that success, Brandy's big screen debut in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (the creatively-titled sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer) establishes her a legitimate horror flick queen.

^ Brandy was a big screen attraction in the fall of 1998 as a co-star in the hit film, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.
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^ You didn’t know Brandy was still making music?
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.The movie outperformed the original with a total of 16.5 million at its opening weekend but critical reaction towards the film was largely disappointing, with film review site Rotten Tomatoes calculating a poor rating of 7% based on 46 reviews.^ The movie’s release in France is attributable to great local interest in Lim and writer Hwang Seok-young, on whose same-titled novel the film is based.

[76] .Norwood, however, earned positive reviews for her "bouncy" performance,[77] which garnered her both Blockbuster Entertainment Award and MTV Movie Award nominations for "Best Actress" and "Best Breakthrough Female Performance" respectively.^ The best reviewed movies of the year!

^ THE 2003 SAMMY DAVIS JR. AWARD - "As Entertainer of the Year" - Female for outstanding achievements in the field of entertainment during 2002 .
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^ THE 2004 SAMMY DAVIS JR. AWARD - "As Entertainer of theYear" - Female for outstanding achievements in the field of entertainment during 2003 .
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.In 1999, she co-starred with Diana Ross in the telefilm drama Double Platinum.^ Brandy starred in a TV movie with Diana Ross called Double Platinum .

^ Movies Osmosis Jones (2001) I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) Television Moesha (1996-2001) Double Platinum telefilm (1999) Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella telefilm (1997) Thea (1993-1994) .
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^ Brandy returned to television with Double Platinum , a hit drama telefilm about a multi-platinum songstress who tries to catch time with her daughter she left behind eighteen years ago to pursue her musical career.
  • Brandy Norwood - Factbites 17 September 2009 0:33 UTC www.factbites.com [Source type: General]

.Since the early 2000s, Norwood's focus on acting has decreased to occasional guest appearances on several television shows such as Reba (2002), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (2002), American Dreams (2004), House (2005) and One on One (2006).^ In 2006, Brandy's career suffered a setback when she was involved in a tragic multi-car accident that left one driver dead and several others injured.
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^ Walking puppet show, great grounds act, for one-on-one .
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^ The suit file by Norwood claims that Kim, "was authorized to make one (and only one) purchase on behalf of [Sonja]," using her American Express card.

.While plans for a Touchstone Television-produced sitcom for The CW network, scripted by Mara Brock Akil for the 2004–2005 season, failed to materialize,[78][79] a 2009 pilot episode for the ABC series This Little Piggy, also starring Jeff Davis, Rebecca Cheskoff and Kevin Rahm, was recast.^ From there she moved on to a series of television award shows and specials, and later co-starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea.
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^ Brandy's future plans also include a fall 2005 comedy series produced by Touchstone Television for FOX (see "Brandy Developing Weekly TV Show For FOX"), which she will co-executive produce with her mother and manager, Sonja Norwood, and producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan.
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^ Brandy spent that television season simultaneously filming the sitcom and recording her self-titled debut.
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[79]

Reality Television

.Norwood's foray in reality television started in 2002’s with the MTV series “Diary Presents Brandy: Special Delivery”, the show documented the final months of Norwood's pregnancy with her daughter Sy'rai.^ Brandy even allowed her pregnancy - right up to delivery – to be followed by cameras for a MTV reality series.

^ Her pregnancy was chroniclized on the MTV show Brandy's Special Delivery.

^ Since she sold four million copies of her debut album at 15, she's starred in her own TV show (Moesha), dropped two more albums, garnered five Grammy nominations, costarred with Whitney Houston in Cinderella, dated Boyz II Men crooner Wanya Morris, attended the high school prom with L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant, married and divorced record producer Robert Smith and appeared in one of MTV's first reality shows, Diary Presents Brandy: Special Delivery, which documented her pregnancy and the birth of her daughter (with Smith), Sy'rai.

.In 2010, Norwood and her brother Ray-J will appear in the VH1 reality program “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business,” along with their parents, entertainment manager and mother Sonja and musical father Willie Norwood.^ Brandy has founded, along with her younger brother Ray J ., the Norwood Kids Foundation (NKF).
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^ Brandy and her mother, Sonja Norwood .
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^ Brandy's family is consisted of her father Willie Norwood (music director @ church), mother Sonja Bates-Norwood (financial analyst, artist manager), brother Ray-J (singer, actor), and a dog named Isis.
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.The one-hour, 11-episode series will give viewers a first-hand glimpse into the lives of the Norwood family and their family business, Rn’B Productions.^ This pattern of living continued into the first quarter of this century when the increased use of the automobile spelled doom for the railroads and other factors lead to the closing of the mills.
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^ One of their number, an arresting melange of civility and temptation, first ushers me into a small anteroom.
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^ The first Irish Catholic family to settle in the village and one of the earliest families was the Daniel Morgan family.
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.Run by Sonja, Rn’B Productions features a roster of musical artists including Brandy, Ray J, and their father Willie, who also serves as the company’s vocal coach.^ Brandy's family is consisted of her father Willie Norwood (music director @ church), mother Sonja Bates-Norwood (financial analyst, artist manager), brother Ray-J (singer, actor), and a dog named Isis.
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^ But her father, who lives in Calgary and is long estranged from his daughter, had different views and values, says Brandy.
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^ Bow Wow is launching his own media company, LBW Entertainment, which handles emerging artists including Young Jinsu and Clee-O. .
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.But with Sonja ready to take a step down, Brandy and Ray J will have to fill her shoes quickly all the while taking the family business to the next level.^ Brandy's family is consisted of her father Willie Norwood (music director @ church), mother Sonja Bates-Norwood (financial analyst, artist manager), brother Ray-J (singer, actor), and a dog named Isis.
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^ To fill the shoes of Sarah Michelle Gellar, the producers chose Brandy Norwood, who, proves that she is a horrible actress who will only reach success with her horrible sitcom 'Moesha'.
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^ When Brandy's father got a job in California, he began taking her and her brother, Ray J., on auditions.
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.The show documents Brandy as she records her next album with Timbaland, while raising her seven-year-old daughter Sy’rai.^ After defending reports that she and record producer Robert Smith, the father of her 2-year-old daughter, Sy rai...
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^ More » Brandy breaks 4-year recording hiatus Reuters - Dec 3, 2008 You can't blame Brandy for being a little nervous stepping back into the recording studio.
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^ Afrodisiac to the fourth is album by American studio R&Bpop Brandy, singer by Atlantic released Records June on 28, 2004 outside North America and June on The 29,.

.Her younger brother Ray J digs beyond his notorious bad boy image and collaborates on his own musical project with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and other producers.^ A ten-year music-industry veteran at age 25, Brandy returns with 15 new tracks, ditching long-time collaborator Rodney Jerkins in favor of producers Timbaland, Organized Noize and Kanye West.
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^ Tagged with: Album Review , brandy , Brandy Norwood , Human , Music , ray j , Rodney Darkchild Jerkins , rodney jerkins Post To: Digg Facebook Yahoo!
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^ Rodney Jerkins (333 documents) example document: He said, she said Henchi Music (36 documents) example document: Girlfriend Bran Bran Music (7 documents) example document: Never say never Ensign Music Publishing (16 documents) example document: El amore & 3 other titles .
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The show will premiere on April 11, 2010, at 9 p.m.[80]

Personal life

.Norwood attended Hollywood High Performing Arts Center but didn't go to high school as she was hired a private tutor from tenth grade on.^ At age 13, Brandy enrolled in Hollywood High School's performing arts program.

^ Haley is a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts-General Studies major, who graduated from Immaculate Heart Central High School in 1987.

^ Every two years a high school Junior is chosen to attend Girls State Session with all expenses paid by the Auxiliary.
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[8] In 1996, she became a freshman at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.[8]
.In 1996, she shared a short "chaste" relationship with Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant, whom she accompanied to his prom at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.^ LA Laker's basketball player Kobe Bryant.
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^ The new elementary wing is scheduled to open in September 1995, with renovations to the High School continuing through the 1995-1996 school year.
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^ Dodge is a SUNY Canton Nursing major, who graduated from Philip Barbour High School in 1996.

[81][82] Between February 1997 and January 1998, she dated Boyz II Men lead singer Wanya Morris, who she cited her "first love."[83] Five year elder Morris reportedly ended their relationship a month before her nineteenth birthday.[84] .Also during their work on the Never Say Never album, she briefly dated rapper Ma$e.^ Never Say Never album .
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^ Type of Work: Musical work Registration Number / Date: PAu001800934 / 1993-10-26 Date of Creation: 1993 Title: You'll never change.
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^ Although 'Never Say Never' and 'Full Moon' are lauded as her most successful albums, the 2008 release is her first album to present Brandy, not as an artist, but as a human.
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[85]
.During the ensuing production of the Full Moon album, Norwood became involved romantically with producer Robert "Big Bert" Smith.^ Full Moon, she became.Read full review.

^ After defending reports that she and record producer Robert Smith, the father of her 2-year-old daughter, Sy rai...
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^ There was still some of the busyness that detracted from Full Moon, but this album is nevertheless a significant improvement.
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.The couple quietly began a regular relationship during the summer of 2001 but their union did not become known until February 2002—the same month Norwood revealed that she was expecting her first child.^ The first known school in Norwood was a building at the corner of North Main Street and Cedar Street in 1852.
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^ Gave birth to her first child, Sy'rai Iman Smith, on June 16, 2002.
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^ Brandy announced she was secretly married since the summer to a producer/songwriter and expecting their first child.

.However, a year after the birth of their daughter Sy'rai Iman Smith on June 16, 2002—an event tracked by the four-part MTV reality series Special Delivery—Norwood and Smith officially announced their separation.^ Gave birth to her first child, Sy'rai Iman Smith, on June 16, 2002.
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^ Sy'rai (born on June 16, 2002; father: Robert Smith) .
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^ Brandy gave birth to a beautiful babygirl named Sy'rai Iman Smith on June 16, 2002.
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[86] .It was not until 2004, that Smith revealed that the pair was actually never legally wed but they just had portrayed the notion of nuptials to preserve Norwood's public image.^ Smith later announced on live radio that they didn't divorce because their marriage had been a farce - and they were never even married at all.

^ Well, I just can't wait until they pay Love enough to strip down and show us some "partial nudity."
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^ I got cousins who I thought were just close family friends until the secret was revealed.
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[87] .Norwood later stated that she regarded her relationship with Smith as a "spiritual union and true commitment to each other."^ However other libraries, the state, and the people of Norwood rallied and the library reopened in the rooms in the Mulholland Block over the Lindley Hardware store, where it remained for two years.
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[87]
.By the following year, Norwood had entered a relationship with Miami Heat guard Quentin Richardson.^ The following year the Norwood Village Board voted to pay $5 weekly to a competent policeman "if one could be found."
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^ On the relationship front, Brandy is still very much engaged to Phoenix Suns shooting guard Quentin Richardson.
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^ Records show the following ladies served as President of the Norwood Unit for these years: 1971-72, Mrs. Wm.
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.The couple soon got engaged in July 2004 but Brandy eventually ended her 15-month engagement with the NBA player in October 2005.[88] As reported, Norwood had to get a tattoo of Richardson's face on her back transformed into a cat.^ More » Brandy breaks 4-year recording hiatus Reuters - Dec 3, 2008 You can't blame Brandy for being a little nervous stepping back into the recording studio.
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^ Six-foot post player Brandy Bogart scored four points and was a major presence on the defensive end, with 20 rebounds and seven blocked shots.
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^ Brandy then crashed into the vehicle in front of her, a 2005 Toyota Corolla, being driven by 38-year-old Los Angeles woman named Awatef Aboudihaj, reports E!.
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[88]

Car accident

.During late 2006, TMZ publicized the story that Brandy was involved in a car wreck on a Los Angeles freeway on December 30. Following the accident, a statement to TMZ from Brandy's publicist, Courtney Barnes, confirmed her involvement in the fatal crash: "Brandy was involved in a car accident December 30, 2006 in Los Angeles where there was a fatality.^ As previously reported Brandy was involved in a fatal car crash on December 30, 2006 that led to the death of Awatef Aboudihaj , wife and mother of one.
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^ R&B singer Brandy's fatal car crash - Monsters and Critics .
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^ Brandy was involved in a car crash in Los Angeles that resulted in the death of another motorist.

.She wishes to express her condolences publicly to the family of the deceased.^ "She wishes to publicly express her condolences to the family of the deceased," Barnes said.
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.Brandy asks that you respect the privacy of everyone involved at this time".[89] The accident claimed the life of 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj—the driver of the Toyota that was struck by Brandy's Range Rover.^ "Brandy asks that you respect the privacy of everyone involved at this time."
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^ As previously reported Brandy was involved in a fatal car crash on December 30, 2006 that led to the death of Awatef Aboudihaj , wife and mother of one.
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^ Brandy then crashed into the vehicle in front of her, a 2005 Toyota Corolla, being driven by 38-year-old Los Angeles woman named Awatef Aboudihaj, reports E!.
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.Aboudihaj was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition and she died the next day.^ Ham suffered moderate injuries, Aboudihaj was found in critical condition and quickly taken to the Holy Cross Hospital in nearby Mission Hills, where, per Tang, she was treated for multiple pelvic fractures.
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.The man driving directly behind Brandy at the time of the crash had an exclusive conversation with TMZ; he revealed that the singer repeatedly blamed herself at the scene of the accident.^ Singer star Brandy`s tragic crash.
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^ R&B singer Brandy's fatal car crash .
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^ In an exclusive conversation with the man driving directly behind Brandy at the time of her fateful crash, TMZ has learned that the singer repeatedly blamed herself at the scene of the accident.
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[89] .Norwood was not arrested and there was no evidence of use of drugs or alcohol.^ When the hair is dry there are no signs of thinning posterior to the temporal peaks, but when the hair is thoroughly soaked with alcohol or water, the extent of future thinning can start to be observed.
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^ When thoroughly wetting the area with alcohol or water, there are no demonstrated signs of thinning at or behind the peak.
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^ There has been no dentist practicing in Norwood for many years.
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.Norwood was not charged with vehicular manslaughter, due to "insufficient evidence". Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Brandy was driving her 2007 Range Rover at 65 mph and did not notice that cars in front of her had slowed considerably.^ The cars in front of her had slowed down.
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^ She in turn smashed into a 1989 Toyota Tercel driven by the 82-year-old Lite, while a fourth car broadsided Aboudihaj, who died the following day as the result of major blunt force trauma.In 2007, Brandy was cleared of all charges because of lack of evidence.source By: Ghetto Fabu Spotted Out: Rihanna and Brandy...

^ In December 2006, while driving on the San Diego Freeway, Brandy hit the car in front of her -- an accident that killed the driver and caused a four-car chain reaction.
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.Brandy's vehicle then slammed into the back of a 2005 Toyota, causing the Toyota to strike another vehicle before sliding sideways and impacting the center divider.^ Aboudihaj’s Toyota was then hit by another vehicle.
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^ The December 30, 2006 tragedy occurred when the singer’s Land Rover crashed into Aboudihaj’s Toyota, causing her car to strike a third vehicle.
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^ She had an accident becuz traffic slowed suddenly and it was not Brandy's car that sadly killed the woman, it was a third car that slammed into her car.
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As the Toyota came to a stop, it was hit by another vehicle.[90] .A well-placed source in the California Highway Patrol, however, told TMZ Aboudihaj actually struck the car in front of her and then slammed on her brakes before Brandy made contact, the sudden stop caused Brandy to hit Aboudihaj's car.^ As previously reported Brandy was involved in a fatal car crash on December 30, 2006 that led to the death of Awatef Aboudihaj , wife and mother of one.
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^ A day after the California Highway Patrol recommended Brandy be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, the parents of the woman killed in the car accident announced they're suing her for $50 million, with the wrongful-death suit claiming Brandy drove recklessly when she caused the accident.
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^ In December 2006, while driving on the San Diego Freeway, Brandy hit the car in front of her — an accident that killed the driver and caused a four-car chain reaction.
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[91] .L.A. County Coroner spokesman Captain Ed Winter told TMZ that toxicology reports show Aboudihaj had "slight traces" of marijuana in her system at the time of the crash.^ As previously reported Brandy was involved in a fatal car crash on December 30, 2006 that led to the death of Awatef Aboudihaj , wife and mother of one.
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^ TMZ reported the crash happened on the infamous 405 - one of the busiest American highways - and took place at roughly 10:30 a.m.
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^ Initially, a rep from the Santa Monica PD told TMZ if Maria had a placard on her dash showing she was on official business the cop wouldn't write the ticket.
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[92] .In December 2007, Brandy's attorney, Blair Berk, released the following statement exclusively to TMZ: "We are extremely pleased that after a more thorough and extensive investigation by authorities, the Los Angeles City Attorney has determined that Brandy Norwood should not be charged with any crime whatsoever relating to the accident back in 2006." She continued, "These past 12 months have posed an extraordinary hardship for Brandy and her family, who have been unfairly forced to live under a cloud of suspicion initially caused by the ill-advised and premature press release sent out by the California Highway Patrol accusing Brandy of wrongdoing before the police investigation was even finished.^ The CHP has finished an investigation into the December 30 crash and has since advised the Los Angeles City Attorney's office to press charges against Brandy, whose full name is Brandy Norwood.
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^ Filed under: TMZ Live .
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^ As previously reported Brandy was involved in a fatal car crash on December 30, 2006 that led to the death of Awatef Aboudihaj , wife and mother of one.
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.However, Brandy continues to be mindful that she was so fortunate to be uninjured in this accident and there was a life lost that should be remembered".[93] Meanwhile, speaking in May 2009 to noted R&B writer Pete Lewis of 'Blues & Soul', Brandy herself stated: "The whole experience did completely change my life.^ That changes during a seemingly harmless karaoke session, however, when instead of lyrics a menacing message appears on the teleprompter to return the horror to Julie's life.
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^ "Artists get to a place where they want some change in their life," Brandy's spokesperson Courtney Barnes said.

^ I’ve also just been living, taking things as they come, and doing my best to create the life I want to experience; continuing to learn from mistakes, still figuring myself out.

And I can say that I think I'm a better person from it. .You know, I still don't understand all of it and why all of it happened.^ I still don't understand why she was cast as Cinderella.
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^ I don't know why, I just do.
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^ Dotch - BoA Baby don't you know my all?

.But I definitely have a heart, and my heart goes out to everyone involved.^ My heart goes out to John Travola and I hope he finds the strength and courage to renounce COS and start his life anew!
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^ My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends.

^ And Brandy`s heart goes out to Awatef Aboudihaj`s family.
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.I pray about it every single day, and that's all I can really say on the subject."^ Aniston says there`s really nothing she can do about the tabloids stories that say she had breast implants.
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^ At least with a treatment, if you really got serious about putting your story beats, you could actually do that in a couple of days.
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^ In a released statement Britney says, "From the day that Kevin and I met, there have been constant rumors and inaccurate speculation about our lives together.
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[94] .In December 2008 while on the Tyra Banks show, Brandy revealed that due to how the media covered the accident she hadn't gone outside for 3 months.^ On October 1, 2008 @ 8:42 pm another deadbeat dad great…….i wonder how many more secrets the fake phony norwoods will reveal?
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^ Brandy should not be blamed and from her actions after the accident( where she showed concern after the accident by running across the highway to make sure all parties were O.K)she acted extremly responsible.
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^ Brandy's new album, Human, will be released on December 9, 2008.
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There have been multiple lawsuits filed against Norwood:
.
  • Aboudihaj's parents filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against Norwood.^ The family of the motorist filed a $50 million lawsuit against Brandy.

    ^ A day after the California Highway Patrol recommended Brandy be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, the parents of the woman killed in the car accident announced they're suing her for $50 million, with the wrongful-death suit claiming Brandy drove recklessly when she caused the accident.
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    ^ Gayheart paid for the young victim`s hospitalization and funeral, and settled the family`s wrongful death lawsuit.
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    .The suit was filed on January 30, 2007[95] Lawyers for the family of the deceased claim, "Defendant Brandy Norwood was driving recklessly in the freeway when her car collided with Awatif Aboudihaj's car". The $50 million lawsuit seeks both compensatory and punitive damages.^ The family of the motorist filed a $50 million lawsuit against Brandy.

    ^ Aboudihaj`s family claims Brandy was driving recklessly and needs to pay.
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    ^ Would Brandy have sued her family for $50 Million?
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    .TMZ has obtained Brandy's response to the wrongful death suit filed against her.^ Aboudihaj’s family filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit in 2008; Brandy previously inked settlements with three other parties involved in the accident.
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    ^ A man injured in the multi car pile up has filed suit against Brandy and the family of the deceased woman for personal injury and negligence.Per Yahoo.com, the suit was on filed Dec.

    ^ By ysc on February 1, 2007 9:39 AM She should be held responsible for the wrongful death of the victim.
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    .In the papers, filed May 23, Brandy says she "denies each and every allegation in the complaint and further denies that plaintiff's have been damaged in any sum or sums whatsoever."^ Brandy delivers a great voice and style to every word she says.
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    ^ In an answer to the Superior Court lawsuit filed by Sonja Norwood in Los Angeles, the Kardashians ?deny generally and specifically each and every allegation,?

    ^ Rumor mill today says Brandy may be joining the soap opera “All My Children”.

    .In addition, Brandy "alleges and asserts her Fifth Amendment privileges" and asks that the matter go to trial before a jury.^ If it does go to trial, it will be up to the jury to decide how much compensation?
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    ^ I hope Brandy enlists the services of a good colorist before the trial.
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    [96] .The lawsuit was initially set to go to trial in April 2009.[97] However, on November 13, 2009, TMZ reported that Norwood will not be going to a civil trial because she setteled with Aboubihaj's parents.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 .
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    ^ Brandy Norwood has wrapped up settlement agreements with the last remaining plaintiffs suing the singer over her December 2006 car crash, TMZ reported.
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    ^ Jones is a SUNY Canton Civil Engineering Technology major, who graduated from Norwood-Norfolk Central School in 2009.

    TMZ stated that the terms of the settlement are secret.[98]
  • .
  • Another car that was involved in the accident was Donald Lite’s, who also filed a lawsuit against Norwood.^ In 2006, Brandy's career suffered a setback when she was involved in a tragic multi-car accident that left one driver dead and several others injured.
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    ^ Aboudihaj’s family filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit in 2008; Brandy previously inked settlements with three other parties involved in the accident.
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    ^ Now, we have the family, who has filed a lawsuit, right away, now for 50 million dollars is what we`re hearing.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    .Lite filed the lawsuit against Norwood, and the estate of the woman who died in the crash.^ She recorded her fifth album, Human (her first release for Epic), which was released in December 2008, a few months before she was due to face a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the husband of the woman who died in the accident.
    • Brandy - Download Brandy Music on iTunes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC phobos.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Brandy - Download Brandy Music on iTunes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC ax.itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Brandy's Trivia: A man involved in the 2006 multiple car crash triggered by Brandy is suing the singer for her role in the collision, as well as Awatef Aboudihaj, the woman who died.
    • Brandy Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now, we have the family, who has filed a lawsuit, right away, now for 50 million dollars is what we`re hearing.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    .Lite filed suit on December 8, 2008 claiming Norwood and Aboudihaj both failed to follow road regulations.^ The suit file by Norwood claims that Kim, "was authorized to make one (and only one) purchase on behalf of [Sonja]," using her American Express card.

    ^ On Monday, Brandy’s mother (and manager) Sonja Norwood filed a suit, accusing Kim ?

    .Lite says their failure to keep a safe distance, mixed with their inability to travel at a safe speed, caused Brandy to rear-end Awatef, which sent Awatef's car smashing into his.^ As previously reported Brandy was involved in a fatal car crash on December 30, 2006 that led to the death of Awatef Aboudihaj , wife and mother of one.
    • UPDATE: BRANDY REUPS, GETS READY FOR WAR | SOHH SOULFUL | SOHH BLOG 17 September 2009 0:33 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The December 30, 2006 tragedy occurred when the singer’s Land Rover crashed into Aboudihaj’s Toyota, causing her car to strike a third vehicle.
    • Report: Brandy Concludes Settlement With Crash Victim’s Family | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]
    • Report: Brandy Concludes Settlement With Crash Victim’s Family | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC preview3.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In December 2006, while driving on the San Diego Freeway, Brandy hit the car in front of her — an accident that killed the driver and caused a four-car chain reaction.
    • Brandy - Download Brandy Music on iTunes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC phobos.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Brandy - Download Brandy Music on iTunes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC ax.itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [99] .Lite says he's suffered "serious and permanent injuries" and that he has incurred large hospital bills.^ As a young boy Benjamin Gordon Baldwin suffered a serious accident which resulted in the permanent crippling of his foot.
    • Susan Lyman Book 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.norwoodny.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He is suing for an undetermined amount. .Norwood has denied all of Lite's allegations and wants the matter to be decided by a jury.^ In an answer to the Superior Court lawsuit filed by Sonja Norwood in Los Angeles, the Kardashians ?deny generally and specifically each and every allegation,?

    [100]
  • .
  • The other car that was involved in the accident was Mallory Ham's, who also filed a lawsuit against Norwood.^ Aboudihaj’s family filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit in 2008; Brandy previously inked settlements with three other parties involved in the accident.
    • Report: Brandy Concludes Settlement With Crash Victim’s Family | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]
    • Report: Brandy Concludes Settlement With Crash Victim’s Family | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC preview3.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Well, it’s because she was involved in a multi-car accident that killed some guy; and now the victim’s wife is pissed […] .
    • NiqueHappy.com | The Online Gossip Blog | — 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.niquehappy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She recorded her fifth album, Human (her first release for Epic), which was released in December 2008, a few months before she was due to face a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the husband of the woman who died in the accident.
    • Brandy - Download Brandy Music on iTunes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC phobos.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Brandy - Download Brandy Music on iTunes 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC ax.itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Ham filed suit on May 25, 2007 claiming that Brandy "recklessly wantonly, unlawfully, and maliciously" operated the car.^ A day after the California Highway Patrol recommended Brandy be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, the parents of the woman killed in the car accident announced they're suing her for $50 million, with the wrongful-death suit claiming Brandy drove recklessly when she caused the accident.
    • Brandy is getting super sued - The Superficial - www.thesuperficial.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A man injured in the multi car pile up has filed suit against Brandy and the family of the deceased woman for personal injury and negligence.Per Yahoo.com, the suit was on filed Dec.

    ^ The suit file by Norwood claims that Kim, "was authorized to make one (and only one) purchase on behalf of [Sonja]," using her American Express card.

    .According to the document, Ham, who says he was "severely injured" as a result of the multi-car accident, is demanding that the singer pay for unspecified medical bills, pain and suffering, legal costs and punitive damages.^ In 2006, Brandy's career suffered a setback when she was involved in a tragic multi-car accident that left one driver dead and several others injured.
    • Never Say Never - Brandy - CD - Buy.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.buy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ According to the site, the singer has settled with the parents of Awatef Aboudihaj, the woman who was killed in the accident.
    • Report: Brandy Concludes Settlement With Crash Victim’s Family | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]
    • Report: Brandy Concludes Settlement With Crash Victim’s Family | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC preview3.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Singer Brandy opens up for the first time to Us Weekly about her fake marriage and the “traumatic” car accident that left one person dead.
    • Video - MONICA AND BRANDY PERFORM "THE BOY IS MINE" - Music 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [96] On July 14, 2009 it was announced that Ham setteled with Norwood for an undisclosed amount.[101]
  • .
  • Awatef Aboudihaj's husband, Marouane Hdidou, also filed a lawsuit against Norwood.^ In an answer to the Superior Court lawsuit filed by Sonja Norwood in Los Angeles, the Kardashians ?deny generally and specifically each and every allegation,?

    ^ The family of the motorist filed a $50 million lawsuit against Brandy.

    ^ Yes IF she was at complete fault she should pay a price but I don't think 50 million is goinh to happen - and this is just from the parents - the husband is yet to file his lawsuit!
    • UPDATE: BRANDY REUPS, GETS READY FOR WAR | SOHH SOULFUL | SOHH BLOG 17 September 2009 0:33 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The suit was filed on May 3, 2007. He claims that Brandy and another motorist named Mallory Ham were "recklessly and carelessly ...^ Find where Brandy Norwood is credited alongside another name Brandy Norwood &   .
    • Brandy Norwood 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Brandy was involved in a car crash in Los Angeles that resulted in the death of another motorist.

    ^ The family of the motorist filed a $50 million lawsuit against Brandy.

    traveling too fast for conditions and ."following too closely" on the 405 Freeway, which factored into the collision that killed his wife.^ This pattern of living continued into the first quarter of this century when the increased use of the automobile spelled doom for the railroads and other factors lead to the closing of the mills.
    • Susan Lyman Book 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.norwoodny.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Hdidou is suing for an undisclosed amount of financial relief to cover medical and funeral expenses, as well as legal costs and other damages.[102] .He also said that as a result of his wife's death, Hdidou claims in the lawsuit that he has, "forever been deprived the support and maintenance, services, guidance, companionship, comfort, affection, solace, moral support, society, care, love, consortium and other benefits" from his wife.^ PVRS is a New York State Certified Ambulance Service, which offers advanced life support care.
    • Susan Lyman Book 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.norwoodny.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Hdidou has not yet settled with Norwood. .He rejected a $1.2 million settlement offer in February 2009.[103]
  • Aboudihaj's two children also filed a lawsuit against Norwood.^ The family of the motorist filed a $50 million lawsuit against Brandy.

    ^ In an answer to the Superior Court lawsuit filed by Sonja Norwood in Los Angeles, the Kardashians ?deny generally and specifically each and every allegation,?

    The two children will receive $300,000 each, according to court documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court on June 2, 2009.[103]

Discography

Studio albums

Compilation albums

EPs

DVDs

Filmography

Film

Movies
Year Title Role Notes and Awards
1997 Cinderella Cinderella television movie
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series
1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Karla Wilson grossed $40,002,112[104]
Nominated — Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress - Horror
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance
1999 Double Platinum Kayla Harris television movie
2001 Osmosis Jones Leah (voice) grossed $14,026,418[105]
Television
Year Film Role Notes and Awards
1993 Thea Danesha Turrell Nominated — Young Artist Award for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series
1996 Moesha Moesha Mitchell NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress
Nominated — Kid's Choice Award Favorite Television Actress (1998, 2000, 2001)
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress - TV (1999)
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series (1997, 1998, 1999)
Nominated — YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series (1996)
2000 The Parkers crossover appearance
2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Mystery Caller uncredited performance
Reba
Raising Dad
2004 American Dreams Gladys Knight performed "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1967)
2005 House herself
2006 One on One Michelle McGinty four-episode guest stint
2009 This Little Piggy Tina sitcom pilot

Awards and nominations

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Brandy Norwood (born Brandy Rayana Norwood on February 11, 1979), professionally known as Brandy, is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She became famous in 1994 with her first album Brandy. Brandy was followed by Never Say Never, Full Moon and Afrodisiac, the live album Divas Live 1999 (with Cher and Whitney Houston), a remix EP called U Don't Know Me... Like U Used To and a greatest hits CD named The Best of Brandy. Her eighth album is expected to be released in October 2007.


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