‘Totally amazing’ – Brandi Love: ‘I was really proud of myself’ – The Sun
Brandi is a modern-day Queen Elizabeth, a superstar in her own right, with a new album, a Grammy nomination, the Golden Globe and more than 30 chart-toppers to her name.
But she has also been forced to navigate a difficult time.
Born in the United States in 1977, Brandi grew up in Miami and became the youngest of five children.
Her father died when she was seven.
The family fled to Canada in the late 1970s and she was adopted by an American family.
Brandi said her father was a “bitter” man and “didn’t really like me”.
“He wasn’t into girls or anything.
I never liked him at all,” she said.
“I just loved the music.
I had a hard time being in his house because he wasn’t very happy about it.”
She said she was raised by a strict father who would constantly ask her what she wanted.
“He would always say ‘I don’t want to see you, I don’t like you, you’re not good enough’, ” she said, adding that she never knew the truth about her mother’s past.
“All my life, I was just told it’s not your fault, you can’t fix it.”
Brandi’s mother and father separated when Brandi was five.
I’m just doing it because I love her.” “
So, I got the idea of making something out of my mother and I’m trying to figure out what that is.
I’m just doing it because I love her.”
She wrote a song called “I Love You, Baby” for the song of the same name that became her first hit.
“There’s something about this girl, this girl who I love so much and I think, ‘Oh my God, I’ve just found the perfect girl,'” Brandi told the ABC’s Insiders program.
The song was a huge hit and made her a global superstar.
She recorded her first album in 2007 with the help of producer James Mercer, who had worked with her father and the likes of Prince and The Who.
“The first song that I ever made was called ‘Baby’, and the first time I ever wrote a cover was a tribute to a girl who is no longer around,” she told Insiders.
“And I think the last song I ever did, ‘Tearin’ Me Up’, was a love song to a woman I never knew and that I’m so proud of.
I didn’t know that she was my mum.”
She also became a star in her home country of Jamaica.
In 2011, Brandis second album was released, titled Beautiful.
The following year she was named as a BBC presenter and was crowned Miss Jamaica in 2013.
Brandis hit the Billboard 200 chart for the first-time with a No. 1 hit, “I Can’t Feel My Face”.
In 2014, she was awarded the National Artist of the Year award, beating a field of 15 other artists.
“As a teenager, I didn´t think that I could do anything but go out and play the music,” she explained.
“Because when you are a young girl, it’s so much easier to do music and be able to make money, but as a teenager it was harder.”
Brandis has been a successful artist in her homeland and was the subject of a film for BBC World Service last year.
In a clip shown to the audience, Brandicis was shown in a dance studio with a dance teacher.
“When you go out to dance, you have to have some confidence, you know what I mean?
But I had confidence when I was in the studio,” she recalled.
“In the studio, I had this little little dance routine that I did for her, and then I would come back to her and I would be like, ‘OK, that was good’.
And I would just do it again.”
She said the lesson was a reminder to stay true to yourself.
“You need to stay positive, you need to be proud of your work and be proud to yourself, and you need the confidence that comes with that.
That is the beauty of music.”
Brandi said she found inspiration in her older brother, who is from Jamaica.
The Brandis family moved to the United Kingdom in the 1980s. “
To be able give back to this community and show them how much I love them, I am so grateful to him,” she added.
The Brandis family moved to the United Kingdom in the 1980s.
They have two sons, Daniel and Andrew.
They now live in London with their three children.
Brandis said she and her mother were close during her childhood, but they did not share a lot of affection.
“We never shared a lot, so I was really quiet and didn’t have a lot to say.
I just went into the house, took the kids out and