Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy or Bran'Nu, is an American recording artist and actress. Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, CA, Norwood enrolled in performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing competitions as a child.
In 1993, she signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records, releasing her self titled album year after, which was a commercial success with two number one singles on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart—"I Wanna Be Down," and "Baby". She went on to release the widely successful single, "The Boy is Mine", a duet with singer Monica. She has become known for her distinctive sound, characterised by her peculiar timbre, voice-layering, throaty riffs, and beat-driven R&B. She has since been signed to both Epic Records and RCA Records, where she has acquired a catalogue of hits, with singles like "What About Us".
Performing at Riverbend Festival 2013 - Coca-Cola Stage June 8th at 9:30 PM.