First Album Released: 1994
Last Album Released: 2012
Popular 90's Song: almost doesn't count
Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally as Brandy or Bran'Nu, is an American recording artist and actress.
She has sold over 8.62 million copies of her first five studio albums in the United States, and over 30 million records worldwide.
Norwood, stylistically, has evolved since her 1994 start in music, at the age of 15. With her mother as her manager and stylist, she developed a “good girl” image and a “hip-yet-wholesome” appeal. At the start of her career, she often cited Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Mariah Carey, as her biggest musical inspirations, with Houston being her most prominent and personal influence.
Since her 1994 debut album, Brandy has won over 100 awards as a recording artist. In 1999, Billboard ranked Norwood among the top 20 of the Top Pop Artists of the 1990s. In 2010, Billboard included Norwood in their Top 50 R&B and Hip Hop Artists list of the past 25 years.