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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'm Making it Right with My Ex ... With a Mercedes

Ray J
Making it Right with My Ex ... With a Mercedes

Ray J just dropped $165k for a car, on the woman who got arrested for beating him up.   Ray gave Princess Love -- who allegedly attacked… READ MORE >

Michael Jordan -- Hoops Camp Prodigy Has Ray J Ties

Michael Jordan
Hoops Camp Prodigy Has Ray J Ties

The kid who shot the lights out in front of Michael Jordan already has celebrity ties -- TMZ Sports has learned Ray J helped put him on the path to NBA success.… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Princess Love – Ray J Gave Away MY Bentley

Princess Love
Ray J Gave Away MY Bentley!

Ray J's ex Princess Love lost way more than a BF when they broke up -- she lost the freakin' BENTLEY she bought with her own dough! The "Love & Hip-Hop:… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Ray J – Dance Off ... With Tupac Hologram (VIDEO)

Ray J
Dance Off ... With Tupac Hologram

Ray J celebrated what would have been Tupac’s 44th birthday by getting down with the late rapper's hologram, the same one unveiled a few years back at… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago
Ray J -- Corvette Smashed at Dog Party!!  Someone Really Stepped in It (VIDEO)

Ray J
Corvette Smashed at Dog Party!!

Ray J made one hell of an entrance to his $30k dog party -- just as he pulled up, his friend's beautiful Corvette Stingray got smashed by an SUV ... and the… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Ray J -- I'm Throwing a Crazy Party for My Dog ... But No Bitches Allowed

Ray J
I'm Throwing Crazy Party for My Dog ... But No Bitches Allowed

Ray J is throwing a lavish birthday party for the dog he once shared with Princess Love, but he's laying down the law ... she's not gonna screw this pooch. First the party ... Boogotti the… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
Lil Wayne & Ray J -- Hot New Collaboration ... We're Cuckoo for the Coco

Lil Wayne & Ray J
Hot New Collaboration We're Cuckoo for the Coco

Ray J and Lil Wayne's new track is called "Brown Sugar" ... but after one listen, it’s pretty obvious Weezy's also paying homage to some white stuff. On the… READ MORE >

- 102 days ago
Ray J -- Big Pimpin' ... Orders Super-Sized Stripper For Hollywood Hillbilly

Ray J
Big Pimpin' ... Orders Super-Sized Stripper For Hollywood Hillbilly

The epic bachelor bash Ray J threw for "Hollywood Hillbillies" star Paul "Tha Pimp" Conolon was so big and beautiful ... it apparently got him banned from Paul's future in-laws' home. We're told… READ MORE >

- 136 days ago
Ray J on 'Love & Hip Hop' -- Intense Give and Hate Negotiations ... But He's Coming Back

Ray J on 'Love & Hip Hop'
Intense Give & Hate Negotiations ... But He's Coming Back

Ray J wants more love ... "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" producers want more drama -- but they still hammered out a deal to keep him on the show, save his relationship, and line his pockets… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago
Ray J Quits 'Love & Hip Hop' ... I Choose Princess Love Over Money

Ray J
Quits 'Love & Hip Hop' I Choose Princess Love Over Money

The producers of "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" have gone into crisis mode ... because we've learned Ray J has just quit. According to our sources, Ray J feels the negativity and conflict… READ MORE >

- 159 days ago

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