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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 Fan -- HOW DARE YOU COMPARE ME TO AN APE

Ray J Fan
HOW DARE YOU COMPARE ME TO AN APE

Ray J just pissed off millions of people -- one woman in particular -- after he compared her to a character from "Planet of the Apes."Ray J Instagrammed the above photo Friday, writing the… READ MORE >

Joan Rivers and Ray J In Sex Tape Gag ... That's What She Said!

Joan Rivers, Ray J
Sex Tape Gag That's What She Said!

Ray J has re-entered the world of porn ... and he's gone from blow jobs to nose jobs.The man famous for making Kim Kardashian a star hit the sheets with Joan Rivers for a very dirty session. … READ MORE >

- 214 days ago
The Game -- Rapped About Banging Kim Kardashian ... I Also Hit It First

The Game
Rapped About Banging Kim Kardashian I Also Hit It First

The Game didn't outright say he boinked Kim Kardashian back in the day ... but he did rap about it on a song with Ray J called, "I HIT IT FIRST"TMZ obtained an early demo of Ray J's… READ MORE >

- 233 days ago
'Love & Hip Hop' -- Taking Over L.A. ... But Can't Land a Star!!!

'Love & Hip Hop'
Taking Over L.A. ... But Can't Land a Star!!!

"Love & Hip Hop" is moving to L.A. for its new spin-off -- with episodes expected to start shooting later this month -- but producers are now facing a HUGE problem ... they can't find a big… READ MORE >

- 284 days ago
Ray J Charged Cops After Whitney Houston Death Jokes

Ray J
Charged Cops After Whitney Death Jokes

Ray J went ballistic on cops after they allegedly made jokes about Whitney Houston's dead body ... TMZ has learned.Ray J -- who was romantically linked to Whitney in the months preceding… READ MORE >

- 396 days ago
Kanye West -- Finally Stoops to Ray J's Level ... Leaves Ray J Extra Crispy

Kanye West
Stoops to Ray J's Level ... Leaves Ray J Extra Crispy

Kanye West needs to send Ray J some aloe vera ... 'cause dude burned Kim Kardashian's ex with a hardcore diss verse on late night TV. Only problem is Yeezus might have just played into Ray's… READ MORE >

- 405 days ago
Kanye West -- Fires Back at Ray J ... You're Lame and You Know It!

Kanye West
Fires Back at Ray J You're Lame and You Know It!

Kanye West decided it's finally time to destroy Ray J -- and last night he blasted his lady's sex tape partner on national TV ... going straight after Ray's manhood. West made a surprise… READ MORE >

- 405 days ago
Ray J -- Mocking Kanye West ... Again

Ray J
Mocking Kanye ... Again

Reminding the planet that he "hit it first" wasn't enough ... 'cause Ray J went after Kanye West again last night ... and TMZ has the footage. Kim Kardashian's sex tape partner was leaving Tru in… READ MORE >

- 447 days ago
Kardashian Family -- Sisters & Mom Dragged Into Porn Spoof

Kardashian Fam
Sisters & Mom Dragged Into Porn Spoof

It's the closest thing to a Kardashian family sex tape you'll ever get ... a K-fam porn spoof -- and everyone from Kim to Kris ... and even Khloe are getting the XXX treatment. TMZ has learned ...… READ MORE >

- 511 days ago
Ray J -- Michael Jackson Never Touched Me

Ray J
Michael Jackson Never Touched Me

Ray J is coming to Michael Jackson's defense ... telling TMZ he used to hang out with MJ all the time back when he was a kid, but swears the singer NEVER acted inappropriately toward him. The… READ MORE >

- 528 days ago

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