Cognac Norwood is an American R&B Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Actress, and Record Producer. She is known as an incredible R&B artist. Her presentation collection “Liquor” was delivered in 1994 and arrived at number twenty on the U.S. Board 200 diagram. The collection acquired her few honors like Billboard Music Awards and Kids’ Choice Awards. She has won the esteemed Grammy Awards on the classification of ‘Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals’ for the melody “The Boy Is Mine”. She is a more established sister of artist and musician Ray J and furthermore a cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg and WWE grappler Sasha Banks.
Cognac and her brother, Ray J has established the ‘Norwood kids Foundation’ with an objective of “utilization performing expressions as an impetus to shape the young people of today into fearless, restrained, capable, and caring people fit for having a constructive outcome in their networks.”
|Celebrated Name||Brandy Norwood|
|Birth Name||Brandy Rayana Norwood|
|Place Of Birth||McComb, Mississippi, USA|
|Father||William Ray Norwood Sr.|
|Mother||Sonja Bates Norwood|
|Brothers||William Ray Norwood Jr. ‘Ray J’|
|Education||Hollywood High Performing Arts Center|
|Debut Television Show/Series||Thea (1993)|
|Debut Movie||I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)|
|Awards Won||Billboard Music Award, Grammy Awards, NAACP Image Award|
|Children||Sy’rai Iman Smith|
|Height||1.7 m (5 feet and 7 inches)|
|Weight||52 kg (115 lbs.)|
|Body Measurement||34-23-34 inches|
|Bra Cup Size||34C|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||$14 million (estimated)|
On August 22, 2020, it was declared that the most recent Verzuz fight would be among Brandy and Monica. The fight is because of occur on August 31, 2020, at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
She is very dynamic in web-based media stages with around 4.4m adherents on Instagram @brandy and around 3.1 m devotees on Twitter @4everBrandy.
Cognac Norwood was born in McComb, Mississippi, the USA on February 11, 1979. Her original name is Brandy Rayana Norwood. She was born to father, William Ray Norwood Sr. who was a gospel vocalist and ensemble chief and mother, Sonja Bates Norwood who was an area supervisor for H&R Block. She has a more youthful brother William Ray Norwood Jr. who is expertly known as ‘Beam J’. She is additionally a cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg and WWE grappler Sasha Banks. She moved to Los Angeles, California with her folks in 1983.
Cognac Norwood holds an American identity and has a place with a dark ethnic foundation. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Her religion is Christianity.
As to instructive foundation, she went to the Hollywood High Performing Arts Center at Los Angeles, California yet later she dropped Hollywood High School and studied with a home guide.
Cognac Norwood began chiming in with her dad in the congregation ensemble and played out her first gospel solo when she was only two years of age.
In 1990, she marked an agreement with Teaspoon Productions and filled in as a reinforcement artist for Chris Stokes and Earl Harris’ R&B kid band Immature. Her folks then, at that point coordinated a recording contract with the Atlantic Recording Corporation subsequent to trying out for the organization’s overseer of A&R Darryl Williams.
During her initial vocation stage, she showed up in the fleeting ABC sitcom “Thea” and procured a Young Artists Award selection for Outstanding Youth Ensemble close by her co-stars.
In September 1994, her self named debut collection “Cognac” was delivered and reached at number twenty on the U.S. Announcement 200 outline. The collection sold more than 6,000,000 duplicates around the world.
The singles “I Wanna Be Down” and “Child” both arrived at the highest point of the Hot R&B Singles graph and were guaranteed gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
In 1995, She did the initial demonstration at the Boyz II Men’s public visit and sang for the Hollywood motion pictures ‘Batman Forever’ and ‘Standing by to Exhale’.
In 1996, she worked together with Tamia, Chaka Khan, and Gladys Knight on the single “Missing You” for the film Set It Off. Around the same time, she featured in the principle job in the TV sitcom ‘Moesha’ close by Sheryl Lee Ralph and William Allen Young.
In 1997, she played the title character in a melodic dream TV film, “Cinderella” alongside Whitney Houston, Jason Alexander, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Cognac Norwood’s subsequent collection “Never Say Never” was delivered in June 1998 and turned into her biggest-selling collection, selling more than 16 million duplicates around the world. From the collection, the melody ‘The Boy Is Mine’ a two part harmony with American artist Monica turned into her first tune to top the ‘U.S. Announcement Hot 100’. Around the same time, she even went on the Never Say Never World Tour.
Liquor made her big-screen debut depicting the supporting job of Karla Wilson in the slasher film, “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” in 1998.
In 1999, she co-featured with Diana Ross in the TV melodic show film, “Twofold Platinum”.
Her third studio collection, “Full Moon” was delivered in February 2002 however it was not as much accomplishment as her past two collections.
On June 28, 2004, Brandy delivered her fourth studio collection, “Afrodisiac” which turned into her most widely praised collection. The collection topped at number 3 on the Billboard 200 graph and it’s single “Talk About Our Love” arrived at number six in the United Kingdom.
Her first assemblage collection, “The Best of Brandy” was delivered in March 2005. The collection was delivered with no limited time single, notwithstanding, it was arrived at the main 30 in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
She was given a role as an adjudicator in the ability chase show ‘America’s Got Talent’ close by David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan in its first season in June 2006.
In December 2008, Brandy delivered her fifth studio collection, “Human”. The collection arrived at number 15 on the U.S. Board 200 diagram yet it neglected to coordinate with the achievement of its archetypes.
In April 2010, Brandy and her brother, Ray J appeared in the VH1 reality series “Cognac and Ray J: A Family Busines”s alongside their folks. Around the same time, she showed up as a challenger on season 11 of the ABC unscripted TV drama “Hitting the dance floor with the Stars” cooperated with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
In 2011, she joined the cast of the parody series ‘The game’ in which she assumed the repetitive part of Chardonnay in the primary season prior to turning into a standard on the show.
In October 2012, Brandy delivered her 6th studio collection named “Two Eleven” which arrived at the number 3 on U.S. Announcement 200 diagram and the highest point of the Billboard US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums outline.
She showed up in a sentiment dramatization film, “Allurement: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” in 2013. In the film, Brandy depicted a supporting person, Melinda.
In July 2014, Brandy delivered a cover rendition of Coldplay’s tune “Wizardry” to her TwitMusic account which topped at number one on Billboard’s Trending 140 outline. Around the same time, she showed up on VH1’s “Affection and Hip Hop: Hollywood” and the TV Land sitcom “The Soul Man”.
Liquor made her Broadway debut playing the lead job of Roxie Hart in the Broadway melodic “Chicago” in 2015. in the next year, she played the lead job in the BET sitcom “Zoe Ever After” and she went on the Slayana World Tour.
In January 2017, Brandy rivaled her more youthful brother Ray J on the FOX reality cooking series “My Kitchen Rules”.
In July 2018, she showed up on the Fox melodic dramatization TV series, “Star”. In the series, she assumed the repetitive part of Cassie.
In June 2019, she showed up on Canadian vocalist Daniel Caesar’s subsequent collection “Contextual analysis 01” and delivered their two part harmony “Love Again” as a solitary in July. The melody arrived at the highest point of the Billboard Adult R&B Songs graph. That very year, she delivered the buzz single “Opportunity Rings”.
Liquor’s seventh studio collection “B7” was delivered on July 31, 2020. The collection arrived at number 2 on the UK Official Hip Hop and R&B Albums Chart Top 40 and at number 12 on the Billboard 200 graph. It’s lead single “Child Mama” arrived at the main ten of the US Adult R&B Songs outline.
Cognac Norwood won her first honor, a Billboard Music Awards on the classification of Best New R&B Artist in 1995. From that point forward she has won 7 Billboard Music Awards on various classifications till 2020.
In 1996, she won an Award in the class of Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist at American Music Awards. In addition, she has additionally accomplished the other five unique classes of American Music Awards designations from 1996 to 2000.
In 1998, she won the classification of ‘Exceptional R&B Album’ for her subsequent collection, “Never Say Never” at the California Music Awards.
She has likewise won the class of ‘Smash hit Album by an International Newcomer’ at the ECHO Awards in 1999.
In 1999, she won the Grammy Awards on the classification of ‘Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals’ for the melody “The Boy Is Mine”. She has likewise accomplished a few Grammy designations from 1996 to 2020.
She has won two Kids’ Choice Awards on the classification of ‘Most loved Singer’ in 1995 and 1996. She has likewise gotten a Kids’ Choice Award on the class of ‘Main tune’ for the tune “Child” in 1996.
In 1996, Brandy brought home her first NAACP Image Award on the classification of ‘Extraordinary New Artist’. She has additionally won the NAACP grant on the class of ‘Remarkable Youth Actress’ for “Moesha” in 1997 and ‘Exceptional Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ for the show “The Game” in 2014.
She won a Soul Train Awards on the class of ‘R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year’ for her appeared collection “Liquor” in 1995 and other Soul Train Award on the classification of “Woman of Soul Award” in 2016.
In 2001, she was respected with ‘Most Notable Achievement Awards’ by Stellar Awards.
She won the Music – Choice Female Artist Award at the Teen Choice Awards in 1999.
In 2018, Brandy was respected with the Cathy Hughes Award of Excellence by Urban One Honors.
Cognac Norwood is Unmarried. She has a little girl named Sy’rai Iman Smith born with an ex, Robert “Big Bert” Smith.
She was involved with future Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant in 1996 yet the couple separated soon. Afterward, she dated Boyz II Men lead artist Wanya Morris and afterward dated the American rapper, Mase, for some time.
She was additionally sincerely associated with maker Robert “Big Bert” Smith. On June 16, 2002, she brought forth their girl, Sy’rai Iman Smith however they isolated in 2003.
In 2004, Brandy began a relationship with NBA watch Quentin Richardson and the couple got occupied with July 2004 however Brandy finished their 14-month commitment in September 2005. It was guaranteed that she had got his face inked on her back, which was subsequently changed into a feline after their division.
In mid 2010, she was sincerely connected with artist Flo Rida however Brandy began dating music leader, Ryan Press toward the finish of that year. They got occupied with December 2012 however the commitment didn’t lead marriage. Liquor canceled her commitment in April 2014.
Liquor Norwood is a wonderful dark woman with a dazzling look. She remains at a stature of 1.7 m (5 feet and 7 inches) tall and her body weighs around 52 kg (115 lbs.). Her body estimations are 34-23-34 inches. She wears a bra size of 34C and her shoe size is 9(US). Her eye tone is Dark Brown and her hair tone is Black. Her sexual direction is Straight.
Liquor Norwood has very great income from her expert vocation as a R&B Singer. She has likewise worked in certain movies and TV series which helps her to accumulated extra pay. Her significant wellspring of profit is her music profession. Starting at 2020, her total assets is assessed to be $14 million. There is no data about her compensation.