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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 ARRESTED -- Allegedly Spit on Cops [PHOTO UPDATE]

Ray J
Arrested Allegedly Spit on Cops [PHOTO]

Ray J was busted by Beverly Hills cops Friday night after a disturbance at a swanky hotel allegedly turned into a violent confrontation with officers ... TMZ has learned.Law enforcement sources… READ MORE >

Kim Kardashian -- Ray J's Porn Profits ... Wedding Gift That Keeps on Coming

Kim Kardashian
Ray J's Porn Profits ... The Wedding Gift That Keeps Coming

Ray J is sending Kim Kardashian and Kanye West a huge check for their wedding -- even though his invitation was lost in the mail (as in it never existed) -- but the gift is his share of… READ MORE >

- 372 days ago
Ray J's Wedding Gift to Kim Kardashian -- PORN PROFITS!

Ray J
Wedding Gift for Kim PORN PROFITS!

It may be the most awesome wedding gift of all time ... Ray J is giving Kim Kardashian and Kanye West a $47K check ... representing 4 months of his 2014 profits from the epic porn tape with… READ MORE >

- 373 days ago
Ray J -- I'm Dumping My Donald Sterling Apartments

Ray J
I'm Dumping My Donald Sterling Apartments

Donald Sterling didn't just alienate the L.A. Clippers, some of his tenants are up in arms ... like Ray J .... who is packin' up and movin' out in protest.Our photog spotted Ray J at LAX on… READ MORE >

- 385 days ago
Ray J -- I Just Blew $500k on New Cars ... Thanks to VH1

Ray J
I Just Blew $500k on New Cars ... Thanks to VH1

It's the most baller move Ray J's made since shaking Kim Kardashian's cakes to camera -- he just celebrated a 7-figure TV deal by dropping half a mil on his and hers exotic sports cars.Ray… READ MORE >

- 386 days ago
'Love & Hip Hop L.A.' -- Huge Chick Fight Over Ray J [VIDEO]

'Love & Hip Hop L.A.'
Huge Chick Fight Over Ray J [VIDEO]

Well, that didn't take long ... a huge fight broke out on the FIRST day  "Love & Hip Hop L.A." started shooting -- and TMZ has video which shows Ray J was in the middle of the mess.The… READ MORE >

- 411 days ago
Ray J Dog Found -- Search Turns Up Priceless Boogotti

Ray J
Search Turns Up Priceless Boogotti

Ray J is a lucky man ... he's been reunited with his beloved Maltese puppy after an exhaustive search for the missing pup ... and got a valuable lesson about pet ownership.Ray J's manager David… READ MORE >

- 418 days ago
Ray J's Dog is Lost -- 3-lb Boogotti Has Gone Missing!!!

Ray J
My 3 Lb. Dog Has Gone Missing!!!

Ray J is on the hunt for his missing puppy and he'll stop at NOTHING to get him back.Ray J’s manager, David Weintraub, tells TMZ ... Ray J's Maltese puppy Boogotti somehow slipped out of his… READ MORE >

- 419 days ago
Khloe Kardashian -- Ray J's Dong Is No Laughing Matter

Khloe K.
Ray J's Dong Is No Laughing Matter

Khloe Kardashian's all bent over Ray J's penis and the fact it dared to star in a Kim K. sex tape spoof with Joan Rivers -- and now KK's getting revenge ... by pulling out on Joan.Insert… READ MORE >

- 426 days ago
Khloe Kardashian PISSED at Ray J/Joan Rivers Sex Tape -- Bails on Joan's Show

Khloe Kardashian
PISSED at Ray J/Joan Rivers Sex Tape Bails on Joan's Show

Khloe Kardashian is steaming mad at Joan Rivers for spoofing her sister's sex tape by doing a pretty hilarious rendition with Ray J ... so she bailed on co-hosting Joan's show at the last… READ MORE >

- 427 days ago

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