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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 Sued Over a Rolls-Royce ... Sorry, I've Got Way Too Many Cars!

Ray J
Sued Over a Rolls-Royce Sorry, I've Got Way Too Many Cars

Ray J is deep in the car game, so deep he's having trouble keeping track of all his whips ... and now a car company's suing to get back a Rolls-Royce. According to docs obtained by TMZ,… READ MORE >

Ray J -- Jewelry Haul May Explain Armed Guard (VIDEO)

Ray J
Jewelry Haul May Explain Armed Guard

Ray J may have good reason to have armed security follow him around, because he and his fiancee are dripping in tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry.  The singer hit up Richard… READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
Ray J -- My Security Team Is Ready for War! (VIDEO)

Ray J
My Security Team Is Ready for War!

Ray J went 10 steps beyond the concept of "better safe than sorry" when he rolled into a Detroit club Thursday night with a security guard who was openly brandishing an AR-15 rifle. In this… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Kanye West -- I Gave Ray J a Heads Up ... I Rapped About Him Hitting Kim First

Kanye West
I Gave Ray J a Heads Up I Rapped About Him Hitting Kim First

Kanye West mocked Ray J during his album release concert Thursday -- about both of them having sex with Kim Kardashian -- but we've learned Kanye called Ray ahead of time to squash any beef. In… READ MORE >

- 81 days ago
Ray J -- Stop Selling My Old Kim Kardashian Drama

Ray J
Stop Selling My Old Kim Kardashian Drama

Ray J's done dealing with the Kim Kardashian skeletons in his closet ... his lawyer just fired off a cease and desist letter to an old business partner he thinks might be leaking old,… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Ray J And Princess Love -- Going Through With Marriage ... But It's Gonna Be a Dry One

Ray J And Princess Love
Going Through With Marriage ... But It's Gonna Be a Dry One

Ray J and Princess Love's toxic relationship hit a new milestone -- a wedding engagement ... with one big catch. We're told the on-again, off-again couple want to stick together for the long haul… READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
Farrah Abraham -- Fires Shot at Kardashians with a Ray J Assist (VIDEO)

Farrah Abraham
Fires Shot at Kardashians With a Ray J Assist

Farrah Abraham is ready to take on anyone who wants a piece of her (and not in the porn sense) -- because she fired off a helluva comeback at Kendall Jenner.  Kendall took the opening shot… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Ray J -- My New Puppy Almost Died!! And It Cost Me A Fortune

Ray J
My New Puppy Almost Died!! And It Cost Me A Fortune

Ray J and Princess Love's time as puppy parents has been anything but easy ... their pooch almost died a week after they brought it home. We're told the couple rushed Louie the Chihuahua to a NY… READ MORE >

- 142 days ago
Ray J -- I Got A New Baby Too ... Furry Edition

Ray J
I Got A New Baby Too ... Furry Edition

Ray J and Princess Love welcomed a new baby boy of their own to the family this weekend ... and he's got four legs. Sources at the Chelsea Kennel Club in NY tell TMZ the two came in with some… READ MORE >

- 150 days ago
Ray J -- Watch How I'd Pull Chicks ... If I Wasn't Engaged (VIDEO)

Ray J
Watch How I'd Pull Chicks If I Wasn't Engaged

Ray J might be off the market now that he's engaged to Princess Love, but he's still got a secret weapon when it comes to wrangling the ladies! Ray J was at LAX when our photog asked him… READ MORE >

- 169 days ago

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