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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 Booted from 'Celebrity Big Brother' for Dental Problems (VIDEO)

Ray J
'Celebrity Big Brother' 86'd Me for Bad Teeth!!!

Ray J has been fired from "Celebrity Big Brother" because the show was super concerned over his dental problems, sources connected with Ray tell TMZ ... but it just doesn't add up. Our sources… READ MORE >

Ray J Says He'll Sue 'Celebrity Big Brother' if They Don't Let Him Back (VIDEO)

Ray J
I'll Sue 'Celebrity Big Brother' If They Don't Let Me Back

Ray J is on his way to the dentist after blacking out from dental pain, being rushed to the hospital and then booted from the "Celebrity Big Brother" house, and a lawsuit is clearly brewing. Ray… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Ray J Kicked Off 'Celebrity Big Brother' After Blacking Out and Claiming Neglect

Ray J
Booted from 'Celebrity Big Brother' After Blacking Out and Claiming Neglect

Ray J is in the hospital and enraged at "Celebrity Big Brother" for letting him suffer for days in extreme pain to the point he blacked out and he's been kicked out of the house ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Ray J Scores Enormous $1 Million Payday for 'Celebrity Big Brother' UK

Ray J
Scores Enormous Payday For 'Celebrity Big Brother' UK

Who knew English TV had this kind of money? "Celebrity Big Brother" UK is paying Ray J $1 MILLION to do the show. TMZ has seen paper proof producers are shelling out the cash for Ray ... and… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Ray J Says Get Over Making Sex Tapes Already, Including The Kardashians (VIDEO)

Ray J
Sex Tapes Are So 2000's ... Get Over It, Kardashians!

Ray J has grown up a lot since his 2003 sex tape with Kim Kardashian ... and thinks everyone else should too. We got the singer out Monday night at Craig's and asked if he'd seen Kylie Jenner's… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Ray J & Too Short -- Go in On $15k Rolex for an Infant! (PHOTOS)

Ray J & Too Short
Go in On $15k Rolex For an Infant!

Some kids eat from a silver spoon, but Too Short and Ray J are making sure their manager's newborn learns to tell time from a shiny new Rolex. Their manager, David Weintraub, and his… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago
Kanye West -- Why So Mad Ray J? ... We're All In The Same Bed!! (VIDEO)

Kanye West
Why So Mad Ray J? We're All In the Same Bed!!

Kanye West still has a lot on his mind after his famous VMAs speech ... like why the hell is Ray J so pissed?! We got Yeezy leaving The Mercer Hotel in NYC, and he says he can't understand why… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
Ray J to Kanye West -- You're a Shameless Hypocrite

Ray J to Kanye West
You're a Shameless Hypocrite

Kanye West is a hypocrite for embracing his wife's sex tape now that it suits his purposes, after blasting Ray J for daring to write a song about the famous video ... at least that's what Ray has… READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
Kanye West -- Hijacks VMAs ... It's Good to Be Me!!!

Kanye West
Hijacks VMA's It's Good to Be Me!!!

Kanye West was given 4 minutes onstage during the VMAs to do anything he wanted, and he did ... he took 7. Yeezy started with an homage to himself ... how good it was to be him, and then he… READ MORE >

- 142 days ago
'Love & Hip Hop Hollywood' Star Moniece Slaughter -- I Give Ray J's Marriage 2 Years Tops! (VIDEO)

'LHHH' Star Moniece Slaughter
I Give Ray J's Marriage 2 Years Tops!

So much for true love -- just days after Ray J and Princess Love tied the knot, their 'LHHH' co-star, Moniece Slaughter, is ready to bury their marriage ... and she's got… READ MORE >

- 151 days ago

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