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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 -- Block Partying With Kanye West and Kim Kardashian ... TMZ TV

Ray J
Block Partying With Kanye & Kim ... TMZ TV

Kim Kardashian’s sex tape co-star, Ray J just put down a $2.7 million offer on a house on the same block as Kim and Kanye West!  We're guessing Ray might want more than a cup of sugar… READ MORE >

Kim Kardashian -- Ray J is Back ... And He's Moving Next Door!

Kim Kardashian
Ray J is Back ... And He's Moving Next Door!!!

Ray J is like a bad habit Kim Kardashian just can't kick, because he's just made an offer to buy a house on her street!Kim's former sex tape partner just wrote a $2.7 million offer to buy a… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Ray J -- 911 Call for Suicidal Girlfriend ... 'She Might Kill Me First'

Ray J
911 Call for Suicidal GF ... 'She Might Kill Me First'

Ray J was afraid his girlfriend was going to pull a murder-suicide -- offing him and then herself -- just days after rapper Earl Hayes did the same ... at least according to his 911 call… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
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 >

- 40 days ago
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 >

- 53 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 >

- 53 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 >

- 54 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 >

- 76 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 >

- 85 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 >

- 89 days ago

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