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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 to Bad Azz -- Can't We All Just Get Along?

Ray J to Bad Azz
Can't We All Just Get Along?

Ray J still has no idea why Bad Azz attacked him last night -- telling TMZ Live, he thought the two settled their beef a LONG time ago ... but from here on out he just wants peace.As we first… READ MORE >

Bad Azz: Ray J Did NOT Kick My Azz

Bad Azz
Ray J Did NOT KICK MY AZZ

The guy on the receiving end of Ray J's fists this morning is rapper Bad Azz from Dogg Pound Gangsta, and he has a bad history with Ray.Bad Azz tells TMZ ... he and Ray J used to be friends, but… READ MORE >

- 489 days ago
Ray J in Ray-Jing Fight After 'Fat Bitch' Insult

Ray J
Ray-Jing Fight Erupts After 'Fat Bitch' Insult

Ray J used another one of his appendages early this morning to take care of business ... this time beating down a dude in a violent confrontation that started when Mr. J called a woman a "fat… READ MORE >

- 489 days ago
Kim Kardashian's Sex Tape Master Almost Perishes in Fire!!!

Kim Kardashian
Sex Tape Master Almost Perishes in Fire!

Oh the humanity!  The unedited master of Kim Kardashian's sex tape -- Kim K Superstar -- almost burned up over the weekend in a raging fire at Vivid Entertainment ... TMZ has learned.The… READ MORE >

- 513 days ago
Kim Kardashian -- Sex Tape Sales Erupt After Baby News

Kim K.
Sex Tape Sales Erupt After Baby News

Kim Kardashian's sex tape sales have exploded since Kanye West told the world they're expecting ... TMZ has learned. We spoke to the folks at Vivid Entertaintment -- which owns 'Kim K. Superstar'… READ MORE >

- 568 days ago
Ray J -- PSYCH ... I'm NOT Engaged!

Ray J
PSYCH ... I'm NOT Engaged!

Fear not ladies: Ray J isn't engaged to on-again-off-again girlfriend and video vixen Mia Milano -- despite the fat rock Mia was seen wearing this week on her ring finger.A photo of Mia wearing… READ MORE >

- 586 days ago
Kim Kardashian Sex Tape Company -- There Is NO Second Tape!!!

Kim K Sex Tape Company
There Is NO Second Tape!!!

There is NO new Kim Kardashian sex tape being shopped around the porn community -- in fact, a XXX sequel doesn't even exist ... this according to Vivid Entertainment. Of course, Vivid would know… READ MORE >

- 629 days ago
Floyd Mayweather Jr. & Ray J -- Drop $50k on Strippers ... Money NOT Well Spent

Floyd Mayweather Jr. & Ray J
$50k on Strippers Money NOT Well Spent

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Ray J. sent a club full of strippers home VERY happy this week -- because they dropped $50,000 on the ladies ... and you might say the fellas overspent. Floyd, Ray J. and… READ MORE >

- 664 days ago
Whitney Houston's Ex-BF Returns to Death Hotel -- 'It's Weird'

Whitney Houston
Ex-BF Returns to Death Hotel -- 'It's Weird'

For the first time since Whitney Houston's death, her ex-BF Ray J has returned to the hotel where she died back in February ... TMZ has learned. Ray J -- who was one of the first people to arrive… READ MORE >

- 721 days ago
Ray J -- Whaddya Know ... I Found Missing Death Room Duds

Ray J
Whaddya Know ... I Found Missing Death Room Duds

How convenient ... just hours before TMZ posted a story about a stylist suing Ray J over designer clothes that went missing from Whitney Houston's death room in February, the singer found them.We… READ MORE >

- 785 days ago

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