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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 779 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 >

- 780 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 >

- 800 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 >

- 809 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 >

- 839 days ago
Ray J -- There Is NO Whitney Houston Sex Tape

Ray J
There Is NO Whitney Sex Tape

Ray J is adamant ... he is NOT secretly harboring a stash of sexually explicit photos and video, depicting him and Whitney Houston in the throes of passion -- because no such stash exists.There… READ MORE >

- 841 days ago
Ray J on Whitney Houston -- 'I Really Miss My Friend'

Ray J on Whitney Houston
'I Really Miss My Friend'

Without mentioning her by name, Ray J told reporters yesterday he is "still hurting" from the death of Whitney Houston and that he's been having a "tough time" since she passed. Ray J was at… READ MORE >

- 852 days ago
Ray J Turns to Brandy for Support -- En Route to Whitney Funeral

Ray J
Turns to Brandy for Support, En Route to Whitney Funeral

With his famous older sister Brandy by his side, a somber Ray J walked through LAX moments ago to board a plane bound for Whitney Houston's "Home Going" ceremony in New Jersey. The siblings… READ MORE >

- 874 days ago
Ray J to Whitney Houston:  'I Miss You So Much!'

Ray J to Whitney
'I Miss You So Much!'

Ray J has broken his silence on Whitney Houston's death, saying, "Over the past few days, I've tried to process the emptiness that I am experiencing.  What my heart feels cannot be expressed… READ MORE >

- 874 days ago

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