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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 & 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 >

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 >

- 97 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 >

- 98 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 >

- 99 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 >

- 108 days ago
Ray J and Princess Love -- Wedding First Dance Song ... Brandy KILLS IT!! (VIDEO)

Ray J & Princess Love
Wedding First Dance Song ... Brandy KILLS IT!!

Ray J's big sis, Brandy, brought the best gift to his wedding -- her absolute A game when it came time to serenade the bride and groom with an Etta James classic. We got this video of… READ MORE >

- 111 days ago
Ray J & Princess Love -- We Got Hitched Real Fancy!!! (PHOTOS)

Ray J & Princess Love
We Got Hitched Real Fancy!!!

Ray J and Princess Love tied the knot Friday in a spectacular ceremony. The "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" stars were joined by around 120 of their closest friends and family at The Vibiana… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
Ray J & Princess Love -- Big Sis Headlining Our Wedding Day!! (VIDEO)

Ray J & Princess Love
Big Sis Headlining Our Wedding Day!!

Ray J and Princess Love didn't have to look far to land a Grammy winner to sing at their wedding ... cause it runs in the family. We're told big sis Brandy will sing Etta James' "At Last" for the… READ MORE >

- 125 days ago
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 >

- 161 days ago
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 >

- 200 days ago

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