It’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since we first met Brandy Norwood, the girl next door with the box braids and golden voice. This year marks the songstress’ 20th year in the game and we couldn’t be more happy for her!
To celebrate the milestone, Brandy’s celebrity friends and mentees gushed about her talent in a surprise, compilation video by True Exclusives. With appearances from Jill Scott, Wendy Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Missy Elliott, Gladys Knight, Maxwell, Jordin Sparks and Kelly Rowland, the tribute was definitely a star-studded experience.
Catch a few highlights below:
Wendy Williams: Brandy, I’ve been here for your entire career. From Moesha to “I Wanna Be Down,” our little girl is all grown up. I am so glad to now call you friend to the show. Congratulations on 20 years. 20 years!
Kelly Rowland: Besides being Brandy the entertainer, you’re an incredible human being and God is so good. You’re here still putting out records, hit records, and I’m so proud of you.
Tika Sumpter: You’ve been in the game for 20 years. I remember listening to “I Wanna Be Down” and thinking about how beautiful you are. To have met you and to have you in my life and to know you now, you’re everything that I thought you would be when I used to look at your CD. So anyway, I’m excited to see what else you are gonna do. You’re gonna be the star that you always are.
Missy Elliott: Incredible. Amazing. When you think of great singers and you are a singer, Brandy has to be in that top. Everybody that sings, Brandy’s name always…you know how you have the Biggies and Tupacs that gotta be at the top. Brandy is at the top. Her harmonies. The vocals. The vibrato that she has, nobody has. They try to duplicate and make carbon copies, but there’s only one Brandy.
Maxwell: Brandy you know I’ve loved you forever. I’m one of your biggest fans. When I was a lot older than you, you were a young baby coming into the game but I loved you from day one. Glad to you see you still rocking it and your future is still there and I love you. Congratulations on all the time.
Lauren London: I want to thank you for supplying your craft and your talent. Your voice is one of a kind. I have never heard one like it. And I thank you for giving us you. God bless you baby. Legend. Let’s go. Get ‘em.