Brenda’s life changed forever when she entered the UK’s The X Factor in 2005. A semi-finalist, she left the audience and judges spellbound week after week culminating in a 27 date X Factor UK arena tour. Soon after she was presented with the Screen Nation Award for Favourite Reality TV Star.
Since then she has gone on not only to record a solo album but also become one of London’s most sought-after Leading Ladies as well as a regular presenter on ITV’s popular daytime show, Loose Women. Theatre Credits include: Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (UK Tour); Nettie Fowler in CAROUSEL (London Coliseum); Esta in MOBY DICK! (The Union Theatre); Killer Queen in WE WILL ROCK YOU (Original UK Tour & West End); Magic FM's MAGIC OF THE MUSICALS (Royal Albert Hall); Pearl Pastor in CARMEN JONES (Royal Festival Hall) and Mama Morton in CHICAGO (West End & 10th Anniversary gala).
Screen credits include Mrs Johnson in Ben Elton’s THE WRIGHT WAY (BBC) and The Lips in Alan Carr's THE SINGER TAKES IT ALL.
Brenda has made special guest appearances at the Royal Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom, Brixton Academy, Cardiff Millennium Stadium (in front of 40,000 people), on BBC Radio 2 with the BBC Concert Orchestra for a night with Sir Terry Wogan, Friday Night’s music night with Paul Gambaccini and on Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 programme. She has also had the honour of performing with soul legends Ashford and Simpson and supported Smokey Robinson and Alexander O’Neil at Rochester Castle with her own 11-piece band.
Other highlights include sold out concerts at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s, London’s Pigalle Club, and at the Barbican for Brenda Edward’s Gospel Christmas produced by Raymond Gubbay. Brenda has made several television appearances including: The Weakest Link, The Wright Stuff, Sing If You Can, and as a regular correspondent on GMTV for their X Factor coverage.
Brenda's Album Bring It Back is available on iTunes.
One of her greatest achievements to date is beating stage 3 breast cancer in 2016.