Brandy Rayana Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement.
Brandy Rayana Net Worth – Brandy Rayana Norwood or simply Brandy Norwood is an American singer, songwriter, record producer as well as an actress. Multitalented, she has managed to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Norwood was born on February 11, 1979, in McComb of Mississippi, US. She was born to a musical family with her parents Willie Norwood, and his wife- Sonja Norwood.
Her father is a former gospel and choir singer/ director while her mother is the former district manager for the H&R Block.
Her family had several musical influences for her to be surrounded with, as her brother is the rapper- Ray J and her cousin is the rapper- Snoop Dogg.
When just aged two, she was involved in the local church choir group, and she started singing gospels at the church.
For her primary schooling, she attended the Hollywood High Performing Arts Center where she was trained. She developed an immense interest in singing when she became a fan of Whitney Houston.
She began dating Ryan Press in 2012. The couple even engaged and planned to marry. However, two years later, the couple started having problems and separated in 2014.
Before her relation with Ryan, she was engaged to Quentin Richardson. Their relation lasted for only a year from 2004 to 2005. Currently, she remains single and is not spotted with anyone again.
The career of Brandy Rayana
When she was eleven, she started performing at several functions and talent shows. This led to her being signed by the Teaspoon Productions in 1990. She found the work of a backing vocalist for the boy band “Immature.”
In 1993, her parents then organized a deal with the Atlantic Recording Corporation. Her mother even resigned from her job to become her manager while she dropped out of her high school to do so.
When the production of her debut album was ongoing, she also got the chance to make her TV debut in the ABC sitcom called- “Thea.” Although the show only ran for a season, it did earn her the Young Artist Award Nomination.
Norwood debuted with her album- Brandy along with the R&B group called- “Something for The People” in the September 1994.
The album reached number 20 on the US Billboard 200. It was critically received positively, and her voice was described as a lower-key Janet Jackson. The album sold over six million copies worldwide. She then sang soundtracks for the film- “Batman Forever” and “Waiting to Exhale.”
Right from her debut, she became an instant hit, and she never had to look back from then. She then released her album Never say Never in 1998 which followed the same success as her debut.
Her other most famed works include her albums- “Afrodisiac,” “Human,” “Two Eleven,” and “Full Moon.”
After her debut into the acting field in the ABC sitcom- Thea, she then starred as Moesha Mitchell in the TV series- “Moesha.” Her later TV roles include- “Jungle Cubs,” “The Parker,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Reba,” “Raising Dad,” “House,” “Drop Dead Diva” as well as “House.”
She debuted to the cinematic field with the film- “Arachnophobia.” However, she only got acclaimed in the film- “Cinderella” released in 1997.
She then played roles in the films- “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Double Platinum,” “Osmosis Jones,” and “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.” Her recent roles include her role in the film- “Avatar.”
Because of her singing and acting career, she has quite the fan followers. An active member of social media, she is quite popular on the internet as well.
She has around 3.3 Million followers on her Twitter while she has around 2.85 Million followers on her Instagram.
Brandy Rayana Net Worth 2020
Brandy Norwood is an American actress and R&B singer who has a net worth of $14 million. Brandy Norwood was born in Mississippi but raised in southern California.
Brandy’s family also includes singer/actor brother Ray J and award-winning rapper/cousin, Snoop Dogg.
Through her father’s connections as a gospel singer and choir director, Brandy initially began her recording career singing backup vocals for a group called Immature.
She also sang in her local choir. At the age of fourteen, Brandy landed a deal with the Atlantic Recording Company. Her first single, “I Wanna Be Down”, reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart.
During her career, Brandy has released six studio albums including, 1994’s “Brandy” (6 million sales worldwide), 1998’s “Never Say Never” (14 million sales worldwide), 2002’s “Full Moon” (1 million sales worldwide), 2004’s “Afrodisiac” (400,000 copies sold), 2008’s “Human” (200,000 copies sold) and 2012’s “Two Eleven” (180,000 copies sold).
She has released twenty-two singles including two number one hits, “The Boy is Mine” and “Have You Ever?” She has contributed her vocals to many soundtracks including Waiting to Exhale, Set It Off and Batman Forever.
Among her music awards are seven Billboard Music Awards, a Grammy Award, and an American Music Award.
As an actress, Brandy had a supporting role in the short-lived sitcom Thea before being given a starring role on her own sitcom Moesha, which ran for six seasons and earned her an NAACP Image Award.
Other roles include the title role in the Emmy-award winning televised movie Cinderella, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Double Platinum, and guest appearances on American Dreams and House.