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Ray J

William Ray Norwood Jr. (born January 17, 1981), better known by his stage name Ray J, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. William Ray Norwood Jr. was born in McComb, Mississippi to Willie Norwood and Sonja Bates-Norwood. His older sister Brandy is an award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist. His first cousin, Snoop Dogg, is a multi-platinum recording rapper. Early in Ray J's career, he was known for wearing a Pacers headband. Elektra Records in 1995 and recorded his debut album Everything You Want the next year. "Let It Go" appeared on the Set It Off soundtrack. It peaked number 25 in the U.S. and number 11 in New Zealand. The second single peaked at number 54 on the U.S. R&B chart. In 1997, he was dropped from the label. He produced, putting together the music for several commercials and a few of the demos for his second record. Ray J recorded "Another Day in Paradise" with Brandy, which was a Top Ten success in Austria, UK, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Ireland, the Netherlands and number 11 in Australia and France. The song was the lead single of the R&B/Hip Hop tribute Urban Renewal, in which he co-produced and performed songs.

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Ray J -- I'm Over Sex Tapes … But Tell Me About Iggy Azalea's!

Ray J
I'm Over Sex Tapes … But Tell Me About Iggy Azalea's!

Ray J says his sex tape days are long past him, but you gotta see his face when we told him there might be an Iggy Azalea sex tape on the market. Ray J and his manager, David Weintraub, were out… READ MORE >

Ray J -- Cops SWEET Plea Deal in Bev Hills Hotel Arrest

Ray J
Cops Sweet Plea Deal in Bev Hills Arrest

Ray J's sexual battery and assault case in Beverly Hills will be wiped away -- for the most part -- after his attorney struck an amazing plea deal ... TMZ has learned.Honestly, Houdini's got… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Laura Govan -- Ray J Needs To Step His Game Up

Laura Govan
Ray J Needs To Work On His Game

Laura Govan didn't need Ray J's help after he rammed into her her during a recent softball game ... 'cause she's a gangsta.We ran into the former "Basketball Wives: LA" star -- more gently than… READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
Ray J -- Cops Who Took My Pic Did NOTHING Wrong

Ray J
Cops Who Took My Pic Did NOTHING Wrong

If the LAPD officers who snapped a few photos with Ray J need a character witness, they can just call him ... because he's got nothing but love for the L.A. popo. TMZ broke the story ... 2 cops… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Ray J -- Police Shooting ... LAPD Investigates

Ray J
Police Shooting LAPD Investigates

Ray J had a bizarre encounter with cops Wednesday ... one minute being ordered out of his car and the next taking pics with them ... and the pics have triggered an LAPD investigation.Ray was… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
'Love & Hip Hop: L.A.' -- Soulja Boy Will Save Our TV Show

'Love & Hip Hop: L.A.'
Soulja Boy Will Save Our TV Show

Soulja Boy's getting a heavy dose of reality ... TMZ has learned the "Crank That" rapper's just been added to the cast of "Love & Hip Hop: L.A" -- in a last-ditch effort to pump some life into… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Ray J -- Plows Woman at Charity Softball Game

Ray J
Plows Gilbert Arenas' Fiancee at Charity Softball Game

10:15 AM PT -- Upon further review of the video ... the 3rd baseman is Laura Govan, Gilbert Arenas' fiancee. Apparently Ray J forgot about Gilbert's love for guns.Ray J plays to win ... just ask… READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
Ray J -- Kim Kardashian Sex Tape Regrets ... I Never Shoulda Banged 'Bitches' On Camera

Ray J
Kim K Sex Tape Regrets ... I Never Shoulda Banged 'Bitches' On Camera

Regrets ... Ray J's had more than a few, and he lays them all out in a new song that includes a not-even-thinly veiled shot at his ex sex tape partner Kim Kardashian.In "Never Shoulda Did That"… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Ray J -- Rung Up for Alleged Touching of Tatas

Ray J
Rung Up for Alleged Touching of Tatas

Ray J is facing a sexual battery charge over that Bev Hills arrest in May, and now we know it's all because there's a big difference between grazing ass cheeks and grabbing boobs.Ray allegedly… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Ray J -- Accused of Grabbing Boob, Not Ass

Ray J
Accused of Grabbing Boob Not Ass

Ray J is being accused of sexual assault not for grabbing a woman's ass at a Beverly Hills bar ... he allegedly grabbed her boob in front of witnesses.TMZ broke the story ... Ray J was at Side Bar… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago

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