Brandy (Brandy Norwood) is an American singer and actress born in 1979 in McComb, Mississippi. She appeared in the ABC comedy Thea and signed her first record deal with Atlantic Records in 1994. Later that year, she released her debut album, Brandy. Two singles from the album, I Wanna Be Down and Baby reached number one on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart. She also was the star of UPN’s Moesha and appeared in the TV films Double Platinum and Cinderella. Singer and actor Ray J is her younger brother and rap artist Snoop Dogg is her first cousin. She has one daughter, Sy’rai Iman Smith.