Bow Wow Wow
Bow Wow Wow was a New Wave band organized by Malcolm McLaren, who is better known as the man behind the Sex Pistols. McLaren used the former members of Adam & the Ants after Adam Ant's solo career began. Matthew Ashman, Leigh Gorman and David Barbarossa, along with Annabella Lwin on vocals, formed the band and began playing before Lwin quit in 1983 to pursue a solo career and the remaining trio became the Chiefs of Relief. After issuing a few albums, Ashman died from diabetes complications and Lwin and Gorman reunited to release Wild in the U.S.A. in 1998, adding Dave Calhoun and Eshan Khadaroo.
Jul 1980 C30, C60, C90, Go! b/w Sun, Sea and Piracy (EMI 5088, 45rpm single)
Dec 1980 Your Cassette Pet (EMI WOW 1, cassette EP)
Mar 1981 W.O.R.K. (N.O. Nah, No No My Daddy Don't) b/w C30, C60, C90, Anda (EMI 5153, 45rpm single)
Jul 1981 Prince of Darkness b/w Orang-outang (RCA 100, 45rpm single)
Oct 1981 See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy. (RCA RCALP 3000, 33rpm LP)
Oct 1981 Chihuahua b/w Golly! Golly! Go Buddy! (RCA 144, 45rpm single)
Jan 1982 Go Wild in the Country b/w El Boss Dieho (RCA 175, 45rpm single)
Apr 1982 See Jungle! (Jungle Boy) / (I'm a ) TV Savage (RCA 220, 45rpm single, double A-side)
May 1982 I Want Candy b/w King Kong (RCA 238, 45rpm single)
Jul 1982 I Want Candy (EMI EMC 3416, 33rpm LP)
Jul 1982 Louis Quatorze b/w Mile High Club (RCA 263, 45rpm single)
Sep 1982 Fools Rush In b/w Sex (instrumental) (EMI 5344, 45rpm single)
Feb 1983 When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (RCA RCALP 6068, 33rpm LP)
Feb 1983 Do You Wanna Hold Me? b/w What's the Time (RCA 314, 45rpm single)
May 1983 I Want Candy (RCA RCXK 004, cassette EP)
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May 1983 I Want Candy (RCA RCXK 004, cassette EP). The next single will be the Timbaland-laced soul throwback "Who Is She 2 U". Feb 1983 Do You Wanna Hold Me? b/w What's the Time (RCA 314, 45rpm single). The album debut at number 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album charts, and number 4 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. Feb 1983 When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (RCA RCALP 6068, 33rpm LP). The album detailed the highs and lows of Brandy's relationships with a mixture of melodrama, independence, and sexuality. Sep 1982 Fools Rush In b/w Sex (instrumental) (EMI 5344, 45rpm single). Both People and Rolling Stone magazine rated the album four stars, with Rolling Stone comparing it to 'Janet Jackson at her best..'.
Jul 1982 Louis Quatorze b/w Mile High Club (RCA 263, 45rpm single). Despite the negative blitz, Afrodisiac became Brandy's most critically-acclaim album to date. Jul 1982 I Want Candy (EMI EMC 3416, 33rpm LP). Brandy is said to embark on a concert tour with her own opening acts later in 2004. May 1982 I Want Candy b/w King Kong (RCA 238, 45rpm single). Hip-Hop guru Timbaland produced the bulk of the album. Apr 1982 See Jungle! (Jungle Boy) / (I'm a ) TV Savage (RCA 220, 45rpm single, double A-side). Early ticket sales for the outing were said to be poor.
Jan 1982 Go Wild in the Country b/w El Boss Dieho (RCA 175, 45rpm single). West (who just so happens to be one of Medina's other clients) as an opening gig. Oct 1981 Chihuahua b/w Golly! Golly! Go Buddy! (RCA 144, 45rpm single). Controversy surrounded Medina's handling of the lead single "Talk About Our Love" (Producer: Kanye West), a puzzling Vibe Magazine cover in which the singer appeared prostrated with headlines: "What's Behind Brandy?," and failed talks of a purported co-headlining tour with R&B singer Usher that was mysteriously handed to Mr. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy. (RCA RCALP 3000, 33rpm LP). Brandy axed her relationship with his Los Angeles based Handprint Entertainment after less than a year of representation. Oct 1981 See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. Brandy's latest album, the "Afrodisiac" disc is slated for a June 29, 2004 release, amidst her weakest promotional blitz ever and the well-publicized termination of her short-lived business relationship with entertainment manager Benny Medina - a (behind-the-scenes) superstar and diva in his own right.
Jul 1981 Prince of Darkness b/w Orang-outang (RCA 100, 45rpm single). There has been no word on this project since 2001, however. Nah, No No My Daddy Don't) b/w C30, C60, C90, Anda (EMI 5153, 45rpm single). Brandy was said to be the considered lead in a Diana Ross biopic planned by the legendary singer. (N.O. Other roles include a television movie she co-produced and starred in with Diana Ross entitled Double Platinum; and a role in the franchise-flick I Still Know What You Did Last Summer where she portrayed the sassy Karla - best friend to Jennifer Love Hewitt's lead character. Mar 1981 W.O.R.K. The tele-film broke ratings records and garnered nine Emmy Award nominations.
Dec 1980 Your Cassette Pet (EMI WOW 1, cassette EP). In 1997, she played the title character in Rodger And Hammerstein’s television version of Cinderella (see fan site (http://www.foreverbrandy.com)) featuring multi-cultural casting that also included Whitney Houston, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, and Bernadette Peters. Jul 1980 C30, C60, C90, Go! b/w Sun, Sea and Piracy (EMI 5088, 45rpm single). Brandy starred, for six seasons, in the popular television series Moesha in which she played the lead character, a rambunctious young teen. After issuing a few albums, Ashman died from diabetes complications and Lwin and Gorman reunited to release Wild in the U.S.A. in 1998, adding Dave Calhoun and Eshan Khadaroo. However before the proposal, controversy once again arose when former lover, music producer/songrwiter Robert Smith, shocked radio viewers in a interview in New York when he revealed that he and Brandy did not legally get married in the summer of 2001 as reported. Matthew Ashman, Leigh Gorman and David Barbarossa, along with Annabella Lwin on vocals, formed the band and began playing before Lwin quit in 1983 to pursue a solo career and the remaining trio became the Chiefs of Relief. In late July 2004, NBA player and Los Angeles Clippers guard Quentin Richardson proposed to Brandy at a private reception in Los Angeles with friends and family, according to People magazine.
McLaren used the former members of Adam & the Ants after Adam Ant's solo career began. The song received a lukewarm reception, peaking at number 36 on the Billboard Top 100 charts and number 16 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Single & Tracks charts. Bow Wow Wow was a New Wave band organized by Malcolm McLaren, who is better known as the man behind the Sex Pistols. Returning from yet another hiatus, Brandy's fourth album was released on June 29, 2004. The first single from that album, "Talk About Our Love", was produced by Kanye West and released in April 2004. Chihuahua. However, the couple divorced in 2003. Go Wild in the Country. Brandy entered the studio to record new material with Smith in December of 2002.
See Jungle. The more she retreated from public life, the more she was hounded by gossip hounds and paparazzi. I Want Candy. Brandy ignored the rumblings and settled further into wedded and maternal bliss with her new family. Love, Peace and Harmony. Still, the album was rather quietly and cautiously declared as a flop by the media. Tommy Tucker. Overseas, it faired much better, selling around 3.5 million copies outside of the United States.
Rikki Dee. Full Moon sold over a million copies - a modest number of units for an artist of Brandy's caliber. The Man Mountain. Brandy's third album Full Moon was released in March of 2002 and spawned the hits "What About Us" and "Full Moon," whose video disguised a five-month-pregnant Brandy, and whose lyrics explained how Brandy felt when she first locked eyes with her husband Robert Smith at a party. Quiver (Arrows in my). The song was released internationally and became an instant smash hit, topping the charts in the UK, Germany, and Australia. Mario (Your own Way to Paradise). In 2001, Brandy and her brother, Ray J, were chosen to remake Phil Collins' 1980s hit "Another Day in Paradise" for Urban Renewal: A Tribute to Phil Collins.
What's the Time? (Hey Buddy). Shortly after the birth of their child, Brandy retreated from public life with Smith. Love Me. A 4-part reality series surrounding the birth of their daughter, Sy'rai Iman Smith, aired on MTV in the summer of 2002. Lonesome Tonight. The union did not make public acquaintance until February of 2002 as the singer waspreparing for her impending album release. Roustabout. After a lengthy hiatus that saw the end of her Moesha television series, and a flurry of tabloid headlines discussing her bout with "dehydration", the singer quietly married music producer Robert Smith in the summer of 2001.
Do You Wanna Hold Me?. She also landed a multitude of endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics - whom she represented for several years, was the subject of a major advertisement campaign for DKNY Jeans for three seasons, and modelled Candies shoes in an eye-catch ad campaign photographed by Dave LaChapelle. Aphrodisiac. For the next three years, Brandy completed the remaining three seasons of her lauded sitcom Moesha and starred in a number of widely successful and critically acclaimed television specials and movies. C-30, C-60, C-90 Anda!. Like U Used To". Giant Sized Baby Thing. During this time, her record company, Atlantic Records, issued a 9-track remix EP entitled "U Don't Know Me..
Uomo Sex Al Apache. In late 1999, as part of her campaign to help UNICEF, as their International Spokesperson for Youth, "One Voice" (a selection from the Never S-A-Y Never LP) was made the official song of the organization. Sun, Sea and Piracy. To date, Never S-A-Y Never has sold in excess of 14 million copies worldwide. C-30, C-60, C-90 Go. Again, two versions of the song with corresponding music video clips were released. Both were minor hits late 1998 and through 1999. Radio G-String. While the album still had potential for a number of additional single releases, "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)," was the last single from Never S-A-Y Never.
Sexy Eiffel Towers. "Almost Doesn't Count" a guitar-laden acoustic ballad was the fourth single, accompanied by two different versions of another interesting video. Gold He Said. The album's third single, "Have You Ever," was the first number one single of 1999 as it hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and dominated US radio airplay for a record three months. I Want my Baby on Mars. A remixed version of "Top Of The World," with Hispanic hip-hoppers Fat Joe & the late Big Pun, became an instant club classic. Fools Rush In. The concept video, while not her most beautiful, carried quite a bit of symbolism related to her life as a pop culture celebrity and international icon.
Bow Wow Wow. This strange phenomena also included balancing herself vertically and horizontally alongside skyscrapers and buildings. Nah No! No! My Daddy Don't) (extended version). She spontaneously floated in the air - flipping and somersaulting above random objects; telephone poles and vehicles, as people stopped to stare. (N.O. The video featured Brandy incurring various supernatural phenomena. W.O.R.K. The second single from Never S-A-Y Never, "Top Of The World" featuring rapper Mase was not commercially released in the US.
The Mile High Club. In the fall of 1998, Brandy co-hosted and performed at the American Music Awards, where she was nominated for "Favorite Female Artist Of The Year" in both their Rock & Pop and Soul categories. Louis Quatorze. It was nominated for a Rhythm and Blues Award and a Grammy Award, both as "Best Album Of The Year", in 1999. Cowboy. Amidst this phenomenal success, the album was also a number one smash on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, eventually reaching multi-platinum sales of over 5 million copies in the US. I Want Candy. "The Boy Is Mine," spent thirteen weeks atop the Hot 100 chart that summer and dominated several other Billboard charts in the US and around the world.
Hello, Hello Daddy (I'll Sacrifice You). The duet was released in the spring, and by the summer had transformed into a cult hit. "The Boy Is Mine" was, by far, the biggest single of 1998, winning the "Best R&B Performancy by a Duo or Group" award at the Grammys in 1999. Orang-Outang. Brandy co-wrote and produced the song, which wasn't originally intended as a duet, then asked Monica to re-record it with her. Why Are Babies So Wise?. Brandy recorded a duet with Monica, "The Boy Is Mine" which became the first single from Never S-A-Y Never. I'm Not a Know It All. The album received a total of four Grammy nominations and won in the "Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group" category.
Go Wild in the Country. Brandy wrote and produced a great deal of the material on this album, executive producing the entire project as well. King Kong. Her second album, 1998's Never S-A-Y Never, was nominated for a Rhythm and Blues Award and a Grammy Award, both as Best Album Of The Year, and she co-hosted the American Music Awards, where she was nominated for Favorite Female Artist Of The Year in both their Rock & Pop and Soul categories. Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!. The song won a Grammy nomination in the "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals" category. Elimination Dancing. Even with the superstar lineup, it was Brandy's least successful single yet, but was still a moderate hit, and peaked in the top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
(I'm a) TV Savage. Later in 1996, Brandy teamed up with Tamia, Chaka Khan, and Gladys Knight, for the single "Missing You," released from the Set It Off soundtrack. Mickey Put It Down. Also in 1996, Brandy was taken to her prom by Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant. Prince of Darkness (Sinner! Sinner! Sinner!) [Instrumental]. Towards the end of that year, she contributed a song to the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack, which yielded "Sittin' Up in My Room," a smash hit single that inhabited the top of the Pop charts throughout early 1996. Chihuahua. Also that year, an acoustic reading of her hit, "BrokenHearted" with Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men, stormed into the top 10 of the Billboard singles charts.
Jungle Boy. The sensual torch song was never released due to its mature theme and content (at the time, Brandy was only 16). String. In 1996, she recorded a duet with Lenny Kravitz for the Batman Forever soundtrack, penned and produced by Kravitz after viewing one of her videos on MTV and proclaiming he "had to have her". Radio G. At the 2nd annual Lady of Soul Awards, Brandy was honored with the Aretha Franklin Award for Entertainer of the Year in 1996. Fools Rush In. Between 1995 and 1996, she won a total of seven Soul Train and Soul Train 'Lady of Soul' Music Awards, in the categories of "Best New Artist," "Best R&B/Soul Artist, Female," "Best R&B/Single, Solo," "Best R&B/Soul Song of The Year," "Best R&B/Soul New Artist," "Best R&B/Soul Album of The Year, Solo," and "Best New Artist of the Year".
Giant Sized Baby Thing. She was nominated for a 1996 "Best New Artist" Grammy and "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" Grammy Award, also for her smash hit "Baby"; in 1996, she won an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding New Artist". Sexy Eiffel Towers. At the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards she eclipsed a category that comprised U2,Whitney Houston, and Seal to win the "Best Song From A Movie" award for "Sittin' Up In My Room". I Want My Baby On Mars. In the fall of 1995 she attended the Billboard Music Awards taking home the awards for "Best New Artist, R&B," and "Best R&B Female". Uomo Sex Al Apache. Awards started to come soon after.
Gold He Said. To date, Brandy's debut album has sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide. Louis Quatorze. The album contained the popular singles "I Wanna Be Down," "Baby," "Best Friend," "Brokenhearted," and made her an MTV star throughout 1995 and into early 1996. When Brandy was 14, she was able to land a record deal with Atlantic Records, and in 1994 her first album, Brandy, was released, reaching gold status in less than two months, and quadruple platinum status soon after. At 11, she met a record producer who took her to various record companies and led her to backup singing jobs with two groups: Norment and the more successful Immature.
At the age of four, the Norwoods moved to California, where Brandy began her artistic career singing at talent shows in 1990. Brandy became a fan of Whitney Houston, and she told her father that she wanted to be a singer, like Houston. Norwood's father was a pastor, and by the age of two, she was singing at his church. She was born in McComb, Mississippi, USA and raised in southern California.
Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy, is an pop/R&B singer and actress. 2004 "Who Is She 2 U". 2004 "Afrodisiac" #11 UK. Kanye West) #36 US, #6 UK.
2004 "Talk about Our Love" (feat. 2002 "Full Moon" #18 US, #15 UK. 2002 "What about Us?" #7 US, #4 UK. Ray J) #5 UK.
2001 "Another Day in Paradise" (feat. 1999 "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used to)". 1999 "Almost Doesn't Count" #16 US, #15 UK. 1998 "Have You Ever?" #1 US, #13 UK.
Mase) #2 UK. 1998 "Top of the World" (feat. 1998 "The Boy Is Mine" (with Monica) #1 US, #2 UK. Tamia, Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan; from Set It Off soundtrack) #25 US.
1996 "Missing You" (feat. 1995 "Sittin' up in My Room" (from Waiting To Exhale soundtrack) #2 US, #30 UK. 1995 "Best Friend" #34 US. Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men) #9 US.
1995 "Brokenhearted" (feat. 1995 "Baby" #4 US. 1994 "I Wanna Be Down" #6 US, #36 UK. P.Diddy and Bow Wow; 2003).
The Wild Thornberrys: The Movie ("Dance With Us" feat. Osmosis Jones ("Open"; 2001). Set It Off ("Missing You"; 1996). Waiting to Exhale ("Sittin' Up in My Room"; 1995).
Afrodisiac (2004) #3 US, #32 UK. Full Moon (2002) #2 US, #9 UK. Never Say Never (1998) #2 US, #19 UK. Brandy (1994) #20 US.