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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's Manager's PISSED at Kanye West ... Watch Your F****** Mouth! (VIDEO)

Ray J
Manager's PISSED at Kanye 'Watch Your F****** Mouth!'

If Kanye West wanted to get under people's skin with his "Famous" music video ... it worked, and now he's got Ray J's manager on his ass ... making serious threats. Ray was in downtown L.A. when… READ MORE >

Naomi Judd -- Never Said 'Slave Food' ... Ray J Got It Wrong

Naomi Judd
Never Said 'Slave Food' ... Ray J Got It Wrong

Ray J did Naomi Judd dirty when he accused her of calling grits "slave food" while they were shooting their reality TV cooking competition -- because she NEVER used those words. According to… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
Ray J -- Naomi Judd Said Grits Are 'Slave Food' (VIDEO)

Ray J
Naomi Judd Said Grits Are 'Slave Food'

Ray J is making serious accusations about Naomi Judd and grits -- namely, that she called the Southern dish ... "slave food." Ray was on his way to the set of "My Kitchen Rules" when he described… READ MORE >

- 67 days ago
Naomi Judd -- Burns Cooking Show Co-Stars ... I'm a Cut Above These Ray J & Brandi Types

Naomi Judd
Burns Cooking Co-Stars ... I'm Above These Brandi & Ray J Types

Naomi Judd wants nothing to do with reality TV stars like Ray J and Brandi Glanville, which is why she tried to quit "My Kitchen Rules" -- the cooking competition she's shooting… READ MORE >

- 67 days ago
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 >

- 102 days ago
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 >

- 127 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 >

- 128 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 >

- 164 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 >

- 169 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 >

- 180 days ago

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