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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.

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 >

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 >

- 792 days ago
Ray J -- Sued for Ditching Clothes in Whitney Houston's Death Room

Ray J Sued
For Ditching Clothes in Whitney's Death Room

When Whitney Houston died, a little bit of Ray J went with her -- well, Ray J's clothing anyway ... and now he's being sued for the expensive items that mysteriously disappeared from room 434 at… READ MORE >

- 793 days ago
Ray J -- Shopping Trip After Hospital Scare

Ray J
Shopping Trip After Hospital Scare

Ray J seemed in good health as he and a pal did a little shopping in Beverly Hills yesterday afternoon ... just a few days after he was hospitalized in Las Vegas. As TMZ first reported, Ray J… READ MORE >

- 796 days ago
Ray J -- Saved By Ingrown Hairs

Ray J
Saved By Ingrown Hairs

Ray J owes his life to ingrown hairs -- because TMZ has learned, the person who called an ambulance for him Monday morning is none other than model Sophie Monk, his ingrown hair endorsement… READ MORE >

- 799 days ago
Ray J Hospitalized After Billboard Awards

Ray J
HOSPITALIZED After Billboard Awards

Ray J crashed and burned the morning after the Billboard Music Awards ... and landed in the hospital ... TMZ has learned.We're told Ray J was extremely upset after his confrontation with Whitney… READ MORE >

- 800 days ago
Showdown at Billboard Music Awards Between Whitney Houston's Family and Ray J

Billboard Awards Showdown
Whitney's Family Demands Ray J Move ... Or Else

Ray J was almost physically removed from the Billboard Music Awards last night after angry members of Whitney Houston's family ordered their security to get him away from them ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 801 days ago
Ray J -- I'm a Professional Fighter ... of Ingrown Hairs

Ray J
I'm a Professional Fighter ... of Ingrown Hairs

The death of Whitney Houston hasn't diminished the marketing value of her ex-boyfriend Ray J -- TMZ has learned the singer just inked a major deal ... to fight the war on ingrown hairs. Ray J is… READ MORE >

- 821 days ago
Ray J Ordered to Pay $26,000 Over Botched Radio Gig

Ray J
Ordered to Pay $26,000 Over Botched Radio Gig

Ray J is taking a 5-figure beating in court -- because a judge has ordered the singer to pay more than $26,000 ... after allegedly blowing off a radio appearance in South Carolina back in 2010.The… READ MORE >

- 830 days ago
Ray J -- I had NO IDEA Whitney Houston Was Doing Cocaine

Ray J
I Had NO IDEA Whitney Was Doing Coke

Ray J is pissed that people are accusing him of being Whitney's enabler and, even worse, fueling her with the fatal dose of cocaine.Ray J's rep tells TMZ ... the singer had NO KNOWLEDGE that… READ MORE >

- 860 days ago

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