In 1996, her short-lived engagement on Thea led Norwood to star in her own show, the UPN-produced sitcom Moesha.Appearing alongside William Allen Young and Sheryl Lee Ralph, she played the title role of Moesha Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl coping with a stepmother as well as the pressures and demands of becoming an adult.The album earned Norwood two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance the following year, and won her four Soul Train Music Awards, two Billboard Awards, and the New York Children's Choice Award.
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.
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.
While the sitcom managed to increase its audience every new season and spawned a spin-off titled The Parkers, the network decided to cancel the show after six seasons on the air, leaving it ending with a cliffhanger for a scrapped seventh season.