Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Brandy Rayana Norwood

Place of Birth: McComb, Mississippi, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 11, 1979

Ethnicity: African-American

Brandy Norwood, also credited simply as Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She is the daughter of Sonja (Bates) and Willie Norwood (William Ray Norwood), a gospel singer. Her brother is singer and actor Ray J.

Brandy has a daughter with her former partner, record producer, composer, songwriter, and musician Big Bert.

Brandy’s paternal grandmother is named Cecil.

Brandy’s maternal grandfather is Fred “Freddie” Bates (the son of Eugene W. Bates and Genora/Geornia Day). Fred was born in Mississippi. Through this line, Brandy is a first cousin, once removed, of blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter Bo Diddley. Eugene and Genora were Bo’s paternal grandparents.

Brandy’s maternal grandmother is named Mary Thompson.

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36 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNRN-3J1

    Freddie was the son of Eugene W. Bates and Genora Day.

    Bo Diddley is sometimes said to be her third cousin. Also, Snoop Dogg is sometimes said to be her related to her.

    This might be her grandmother:
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMBH-2JR
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYL5-NTT

    • bablah says:

      Online trees say Bo Diddley’s paternal grandparents were Eugene Bates and Genora Day. That would make Brandy his first cousin once removed, not third cousin.

  2. Connerfromvine says:

    Is she nigerian?

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