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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 -- I Got A New Baby Too ... Furry Edition

Ray J
I Got A New Baby Too ... Furry Edition

Ray J and Princess Love welcomed a new baby boy of their own to the family this weekend ... and he's got four legs. Sources at the Chelsea Kennel Club in NY tell TMZ the two came in with some… READ MORE >

Ray J -- Watch How I'd Pull Chicks ... If I Wasn't Engaged (VIDEO)

Ray J
Watch How I'd Pull Chicks If I Wasn't Engaged

Ray J might be off the market now that he's engaged to Princess Love, but he's still got a secret weapon when it comes to wrangling the ladies! Ray J was at LAX when our photog asked him… READ MORE >

- 320 days ago
Ray J -- Princess Love Is Gonna Be Pissed ... I Got HER Car Towed (VIDEO)

Ray J
Princess Love Is Gonna Be Pissed ... I Got HER Car Towed

Ray J's fight over his breakfast tab was more serious than we thought, because it turns out it wasn't HIS car he got towed ... it was his girlfriend's, and the key to her luxury ride is STILL… READ MORE >

- 353 days ago
Ray J -- Breakfast Blowout ... I'm Calling Cops! (VIDEO UPDATE)

Ray J
Breakfast Blowout!! ... I'm Calling Cops

8:00 AM PT -- Police helped squash the beef in the restaurant, but sounds like there's fresh beef now. We're told Ray J called the tow truck for his car, but it's unclear why. What is clear is… READ MORE >

- 353 days ago
Ray J – Mmm ... Bacon ... I’ll Take 2 Hot Dogs For $100!!!

Ray J
Mmm ... Bacon I'll Take 2 Dogs for $100!!

When Ray J smells a bacon wrapped hot dog, it's time to bust out the Benjamins. Ray J left Henry’s in West Hollywood Monday night with a case of the late night munchies -- easily… READ MORE >

- 376 days ago
Ray J -- I'm Making it Right with My Ex ... With a Mercedes

Ray J
Making it Right with My Ex ... With a Mercedes

Ray J just dropped $165k for a car, on the woman who got arrested for beating him up.   Ray gave Princess Love -- who allegedly attacked Ray J in February in New… READ MORE >

- 414 days ago
Michael Jordan -- Hoops Camp Prodigy Has Ray J Ties

Michael Jordan
Hoops Camp Prodigy Has Ray J Ties

The kid who shot the lights out in front of Michael Jordan already has celebrity ties -- TMZ Sports has learned Ray J helped put him on the path to NBA success. His name is Shaun Kowlessar,… READ MORE >

- 419 days ago
Princess Love – Ray J Gave Away MY Bentley

Princess Love
Ray J Gave Away MY Bentley!

Ray J's ex Princess Love lost way more than a BF when they broke up -- she lost the freakin' BENTLEY she bought with her own dough! The "Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood" star is calling BS on… READ MORE >

- 468 days ago
Ray J – Dance Off ... With Tupac Hologram (VIDEO)

Ray J
Dance Off ... With Tupac Hologram

Ray J celebrated what would have been Tupac’s 44th birthday by getting down with the late rapper's hologram, the same one unveiled a few years back at Coachella. Ray went to… READ MORE >

- 473 days ago
Ray J -- Corvette Smashed at Dog Party!!  Someone Really Stepped in It (VIDEO)

Ray J
Corvette Smashed at Dog Party!!

Ray J made one hell of an entrance to his $30k dog party -- just as he pulled up, his friend's beautiful Corvette Stingray got smashed by an SUV ... and the video is hysterical and painful… READ MORE >

- 475 days ago

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