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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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'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 >

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 >

- 455 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 >

- 463 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 >

- 464 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 >

- 506 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 >

- 569 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 >

- 587 days ago
'I Hit It First' Video -- Ray J Sticks It to Kim Kardashian ... Look-alike

'I Hit It First' Video
Ray J Sticks It to Kim K ... Look-alike

Ray J's new music video for "I Hit It First" is finally here -- and not only is the chick in the video a dead ringer for Kim Kardashian, but she also reenacts the couple's infamous sex tape… READ MORE >

- 598 days ago
Ray J's Kim Kardashian Diss Track 'I Hit It First' ... Listen Now

Ray J's
Kim K Diss Track LISTEN NOW

Stop what you're doing ... put down the Cheetos ... and listen to the magic that is Ray J as he sings about banging Kim Kardashian ... 'cause TMZ has the first clip. Ladies and gentleman ... we… READ MORE >

- 619 days ago
Ray J -- Serenades Kim Kardashian With Explicit 'I HIT IT FIRST' Lyrics

Ray J
Serenades Kim K With 'I Hit it First' Lyrics

Ray J wants Kanye West to know ... when it comes to Kim Kardashian, Kanye's getting sloppy seconds ... because he hit it first.As you know, Ray J famously had his way with Kim in the epic sex… READ MORE >

- 621 days ago

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