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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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'Love and Hip Hop' Star -- I'll Fight Princess ... in Ray J Dog Fight

'Love and Hip Hop' Star
I'll Fight Princess ... In Ray J Dog Fight

The war between Ray J and Princess Love over their little pooch, Boogati, just escalated ... now Princess' arch enemy wants in on the dog fight -- and says it could get violent.We saw "Love &… READ MORE >

Ray J's Ex -- Our Other Dogs Cry Daily ... Please Give Boogati Back

Ray J's Ex
Our Other Dogs Cry Daily Please Give Boogati Back

Ray J's ex-girlfriend is pleading for the singer to give their dog Boogati back to her ... because their other pooches are so devastated they can't stop crying. Princess Love tells us she tried… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Ray J -- Breakup with Girlfriend Triggers MASSIVE Fight Over Miniature Dog

Ray J
Breakup with GF Triggers MASSIVE Fight Over Miniature Dog

Ray J and girlfriend Princess Love broke up Thursday night and things went nuclear when she tried to leave with their dog Boogotti ... and a huge custody battle for the pup is now… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Ray J -- I'm Over Sex Tapes … But Tell Me About Iggy Azalea's!

Ray J
I'm Over Sex Tapes … But Tell Me About Iggy Azalea's!

Ray J says his sex tape days are long past him, but you gotta see his face when we told him there might be an Iggy Azalea sex tape on the market. Ray J and his manager, David Weintraub, were out… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Ray J -- Cops SWEET Plea Deal in Bev Hills Hotel Arrest

Ray J
Cops Sweet Plea Deal in Bev Hills Arrest

Ray J's sexual battery and assault case in Beverly Hills will be wiped away -- for the most part -- after his attorney struck an amazing plea deal ... TMZ has learned.Honestly, Houdini's got… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Laura Govan -- Ray J Needs To Step His Game Up

Laura Govan
Ray J Needs To Work On His Game

Laura Govan didn't need Ray J's help after he rammed into her her during a recent softball game ... 'cause she's a gangsta.We ran into the former "Basketball Wives: LA" star -- more gently than… READ MORE >

- 135 days ago
Ray J -- Cops Who Took My Pic Did NOTHING Wrong

Ray J
Cops Who Took My Pic Did NOTHING Wrong

If the LAPD officers who snapped a few photos with Ray J need a character witness, they can just call him ... because he's got nothing but love for the L.A. popo. TMZ broke the story ... 2 cops… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago
Ray J -- Police Shooting ... LAPD Investigates

Ray J
Police Shooting LAPD Investigates

Ray J had a bizarre encounter with cops Wednesday ... one minute being ordered out of his car and the next taking pics with them ... and the pics have triggered an LAPD investigation.Ray was… READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
'Love & Hip Hop: L.A.' -- Soulja Boy Will Save Our TV Show

'Love & Hip Hop: L.A.'
Soulja Boy Will Save Our TV Show

Soulja Boy's getting a heavy dose of reality ... TMZ has learned the "Crank That" rapper's just been added to the cast of "Love & Hip Hop: L.A" -- in a last-ditch effort to pump some life into… READ MORE >

- 144 days ago
Ray J -- Plows Woman at Charity Softball Game

Ray J
Plows Gilbert Arenas' Fiancee at Charity Softball Game

10:15 AM PT -- Upon further review of the video ... the 3rd baseman is Laura Govan, Gilbert Arenas' fiancee. Apparently Ray J forgot about Gilbert's love for guns.Ray J plays to win ... just ask… READ MORE >

- 146 days ago

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