Where is Brandy from? Brandy is from McComb, Mississippi, where she was born on February 11, 1979. The future superstar moved as a child to Los Angeles, and growing up, she gravitated toward music, singing gospel in church and falling head over heels for the R&B sounds of Whitney Houston. By the early ’90s, she’d caught the ear of talent scouts and begun singing background for the group Immature. She eventually landed a solo deal with Atlantic, and in 1994, she released her debut, “Brandy.” The album spawned two chart-topping R&B hits — “I Wanna Be Down” and “Baby” — and just like that, she was off and running. Brandy also found success on TV, playing a supporting role on “Thea” and later starring on “Moesha,” a show that led to work in such films as “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.”

Brandy Norwood’s hometown may be McComb, Mississippi, but she was bound to land in Los Angeles. She’s got talent in her blood, and in addition to being the sister of the singer and actor Ray J, she counts Snoop Dogg among her cousins. Over the course of her career, Brandy has notched two no. 1 pop singles, though she’s best known for the first of those, “The Boy Is Mine,” her 1998 collaboration with fellow R&B star Monica. The tune appeared on her sophomore effort, “Never Say Never,” which hit no. 2 on the charts. Her follow-ups, “Full Moon” and “Afrodisiac” fared nearly as well, reaching no. 2 and 3, respectively, and while her fifth LP, 2008’s “Human” only managed no. 15, her most recent effort, 2012’s “Two Eleven,” landed her back in the top 5, peaking at no. 3. Despite the record’s decent placement, Brandy has said she wasn’t pleased with the music, and in a 2013 interview with Europe’s DaVibe magazine (as reported by, she looked ahead to the “great” album she plans to drop in 2014.

“Everything in your life is to teach you something about yourself,” she said. “I think we’re all here for [a] purpose, and I think certain experiences can reveal what those purposes and those truths are for us as people.”

Where is Brandy from? It’s more where she’s going, and given the grown-up perspective she’s gained after years on the scene, it might be right back to the top.


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