22-year-old entertainment industry luminary BRANDY NORWOOD (Leah) is a Grammy Award-winning singer, a major film and television actress, model, spokesperson, producer and teen idol.
Her sophomore album for Atlantic Records, "Never Say Never," sold 10 million copies worldwide since its June 1998 release. The album's single, "The Boy is Mine," co-written and produccd by Brandy, catapulted to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 and became the top-selling international single in Atlantic Records' history, earning Brandy her first Grammy Award. This followed her quadruple-platinum, self-titled debut album that spawned four Top Ten singles and two Grammy Award nominations.
Among the more than 100 honors and awards she has earned are an American
Music Award; Billboard Awards; several NAACP image Awards; a Soul Train Lady of
Soul Entertainer of the Year Award; an MTV Movie Award for Best Song, and the
Nickelodeon Award for Favorite Singer. In January 2000, she was recognized by the
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) for her outstanding achievements as a role model
In 1999. Brandy was named a VH1 Diva ("VH1 Divas Live") alongside pop icons Cher, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston. That same year she began her first ever "Never Say Never" world tour, headlining concerts in Europe and Asia.
Brandy is a charismatic actress who draws the largest viewing audience for any UPN sitcom with her award-winning top-rated television series "Moesha," now in its sixth season. Currently, she also appears as a model for cosmetics giant Cover Girl.
in 1997, Brandy sang, danced and acted alongside Whitney Houston and Whoopi Goldberg in her television movie debut, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella." She went on to star in the hit feature "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" and later co starred with Diana Ross in the TV movie "Double Platinum."
Recently, Brandy's immense popularity inspired Mattel to create a special fashion doll, "Brandy," in her likeness.
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