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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.

LATEST STORIES
  
Ray J -- I Got a New Piece ... and it Tells Time

Ray J
I Got a New Piece And it Tells Time

Ray J wants to give Kim Kardashian a run for her money, but not in a hotel room ... this time it's in Macy's.We've learned Ray has signed a deal to become the face of RSNL watches with his… READ MORE >

Ray J's Girlfriend -- I Made a Mistake ... Suicide Threat Was Wrong

Ray J's Girlfriend
I Made a Mistake Suicide Threat Was Wrong

Ray J's girlfriend says she'd never kill herself ... and her recent threat was just a bad choice of words.Princess Love says she clearly took things too far -- especially considering her friends… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Ray J -- Ex-GF Threatened Suicide Because Karrueche's in the Picture

Ray J
Ex-GF Threatened Suicide Because Karrueche Is in the Picture

Ray J's ex-girlfriend who threatened suicide Wednesday was pushed over the edge after she found out Ray was nuzzling up to the modern day Helen of Troy ... Karrueche Tran.Cops were called after… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Ray J's Girlfriend -- Threatens Suicide After Break-Up ... 911 Called

Ray J's Girlfriend
Threatens Suicide After Break-Up 911 Called

Ray J frantically called 911 Wednesday and told the dispatcher his girlfriend said she was going to kill herself.According to our sources, Ray J broke things off with Princess Tuesday… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Ray J -- Kim Kardashian's Vajayjay Gave Me a Huge Payday

Ray J
Kim's Vajayjay Gave Me a Huge Payday

Ray J has a knack for making money when Kim Kardashian gets naked ... and he hit the jackpot again with last week's nude photos.The photos triggered renewed interest in "Kim K Superstar," and our… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
'Love and Hip Hop' Star -- I'll Never Forgive Ray J and GF ... But Their Dogs Are Cool

'Love and Hip Hop' Star
I'll Never Forgive Ray J and GF ... But Their Dogs Are Cool

"Love and Hip Hop Hollywood" star Morgan Hardman says she'll never forgive Princess Love for getting violent with her -- or her boyfriend Ray J for instigating -- but their dogs get a cute… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
'Love & Hip Hop Hollywood' Fight -- One Punch, One Chick KO'd

'Love & Hip Hop Hollywood'
One Punch, One Chick KO'd

One punch ... that's all it took for Princess Love to lay one of her castmates out flat ... during a brawl while taping the "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" reunion show.Production sources tell TMZ… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Ray J -- There's a Right and a Wrong Way ... To F*** with a Kardashian

Ray J
There's a Right & a Wrong Way To F*** with a Kardashian

Ray J called out Tyga in a big way ... saying he's crossed the line messing with Kylie Jenner.Ray and Princess Love were leaving Warwick in Hollywood Wednesday night when they announced their… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
Ray J and Princess Love -- Surprise!! We're Back Together ... For Now

Ray J and Princess Love
Surprise!! We're Back Together ... For Now, At least

Princess Love claims she and Ray J are making peace purely for the sake of their dogs -- but during TMZ Live ... it looked like there was more than co-parenting going on between the… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Ray J's Dog -- Boogati Back with His Bottom Bitch After Battling Depression

Ray J's Dog
Boogati Back with His Bottom Bitch After Battling Depression

Ray J and Princess Love have declared a truce in their bitter breakup and custody battle -- all for the sake of their children puppies.Princess Love tells TMZ their… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago

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