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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 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 >

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 >

- 165 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 >

- 175 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 >

- 212 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 >

- 250 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 >

- 251 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 >

- 251 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 >

- 286 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 >

- 311 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 >

- 313 days ago

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