Famed R&B singer Brandy was born in Mc Comb, Mississippi, in 1979.
And then there was Brandy, America’s girl next door, whose deep voice and rich tone was more subdued than her counterpart.Recognizing that both of their children were gifted performers (Brandy's younger brother, Ray J, is also a singer and actor), William and Sonja left Mississippi for Los Angeles, California, in the early 1980s in hopes of helping their children launch their careers. she was very powerful, the way she'd sing a word like 'love,' or 'mine.'" Before long, with her parents' help, Brandy was performing at a variety of showcases and talent shows.As Brandy later recounted, she was 7 years old when she first heard Whitney Houston, and was immediately transfixed by the singer. '" a 14-year-old Brandy told reporters in the early 1990s. When she was in the ninth grade, Brandy caught her huge break: She landed a recording contract with Atlantic Records.In August, Brandy clashed with the singer’s loyal following online after she replied “chile bye” to a fan asking her to participate in the “So Gone” Challenge — an Internet craze that had people rapping to the instrumental of Monica’s 2003 hit of the same name.Brandy’s response reignited rumors that the two songstresses didn’t get along — a saga that dates back to 1998 when the pair recorded their Grammy-winning duet “The Boy is Mine.” Though the R&B divas both continually denied and downplayed their supposed beef during the 90s, it was not enough to squash the rumors, which included one report of a fist fight during rehearsals for the MTV Video Music Awards.