She starred in and executive produced a new sitcom Zoe Ever After on the BET network in January 2016.Throughout her career, she has sold over 40 million records worldwide, making her one of the best selling female artists of all time.The two-hour Wonderful World of Disney special garnered an estimated 60 million viewers, giving the network its highest ratings in the time period in 16 years, and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program the following year.
The album's success was equally widespread, and after extensive radio play of the single overseas, the label released it globally during the summer.Never Say Never eventually became Norwood's biggest-selling album, selling over 16 million copies worldwide.In 2002, she starred in the reality series Brandy: Special Delivery, documenting the birth of her daughter.Her third and fourth albums, Full Moon (2002) and Afrodisiac (2004), were released to critical and commercial success.In 2012 she became a series regular in the BET series The Game, and released her sixth album Two Eleven to critical praise.
In April 2015, Norwood made her Broadway debut in the musical Chicago.Norwood co-wrote and produced six songs on the album which yielded her first number-one song on the U. Billboard Hot 100, "The Boy Is Mine", a duet with singer Monica that has become the most successful song by a female duo in the music industry.Exploiting the media's presumption of a rivalry between the two young singers, the song was one of the most successful records in the United States of all time, spending a record-breaking thirteen weeks atop the Billboard charts, and eventually garnering the pair a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, one American Music Award, and seven Billboard Music Awards.She has become known for her distinctive sound, characterized by her peculiar timbre, voice-layering, and intricate riffs, which has earned her the nickname 'The Vocal Bible' from industry peers and critics.Born into a musical family in Mc Comb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, she began her career as a child and performed as a backing vocalist for teen groups. The following year, she released her self-titled debut album, which was certified quadruple Platinum in the US, selling six million copies worldwide.