Brandy Norwood, better known mononymously as Brandy, is an American recording artist and entertainer. Within pop music, Norwood has become known for her distinctive sound, characterized by her peculiar timbre, voice-layering, intricate riffs, and beat-driven R&B. She has sold over 40 million records worldwide. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists Norwood as one of the top selling artists in the United States, with 10.5 million certified albums. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, three American Music Awards, and seven Billboard Music Awards.
Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, she enrolled in performing arts schools as a child and performed as a backing vocalist for teen groups. From 1993 to 1994, Norwood appeared in a supporting role on the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea and signed with Atlantic Records. The following year, she released her self-titled debut album; singles "I Wanna Be Down" and "Baby" peaked atop the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.
She dated Kobe Bryant in 1996, Wanya Morris in 1997, Usher Raymond in 1998, Robert Smith in 2000, Tyrese Gibson in 2002, Quentin Richardson in 2004, Mychael Knight in 2006, Flo Rida in 2009, Terrence Jenkins in 2010 and Ryan Press from 2010 till 2014. It was in this news that she married with Robert Smith but most of the sources have called it the sham wedding. She has one kid, Sy’rai Iman Smith with obert Smith.