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Background information
Birth name William Raymond Norwood,, Jr.
Also known as Ray J
Born January 17, 1981 (1981-01-17) (age 29)
Origin Carson, California
Genres Contemporary R&B, Hip hop
Occupations Singer, Actor, Record producer, rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present
Labels Atlantic, Knockout/Deja 34, E1, Koch Entertainment, Elektra Records
Associated acts Brandy, Willie Norwood, Snoop Dog, Lil' Kim, Rodney Jerkins, The Neptunes, R. Kelly, Timbaland
Website www.rayj.com
.William Raymond Norwood Jr. (born January 17, 1981),[1] better known by his stage name Ray J, is an American singer, record producer and actor.^ William Raymond Norwood, Jr. January 17, 1981 better known by his stage name Ray J, is an American singer, record producer and actor.
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^ Ray J (short for Raymond, Jr. William Raymond Norwood, Jr. January 17, 1981) is an African-American actor and R&B singer, best known as a co-star on his sister Brandy Norwood's UPN sitcom Moesha .
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^ Born William Ray Norwood Jr., Ray J is the son of a gospel singer and younger brother to R&B star, Brandy .
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.He is the son of gospel singer Willie Norwood and Sonja Bates-Norwood, the younger brother of R&B singer Brandy and the cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg.^ He comes from a family of artist, his sister is R&B artist Brandy and he is the son of gospel singer, Willie Norwood.
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^ Born William Ray Norwood Jr., Ray J is the son of a gospel singer and younger brother to R&B star, Brandy .
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^ He is the son of gospel singer Willie Norwood and the younger brother of Contemporary R&B singer Brandy.
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Early Life:

William Raymond Norwood Jr. was born in McComb, MS, on January 17th 1981 to Willie Norwood, and Sonja Bates-Norwood. .Norwood was born into a musically oriented family, his older sister Brandy is a multi-platinum recording artist, and his father Willie Norwood is a well known singer.^ He is the son of gospel singer Willie Norwood and the younger brother of R&B singer Brandy.
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^ He comes from a family of artist, his sister is R&B artist Brandy and he is the son of gospel singer, Willie Norwood.
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^ He is brother of R&B singer Brandy and son of gospel singer Willie Norwood.
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.Early in his life he moved from McComb to Carson, CA, and started appearing in TV commercials.^ He started auditioning for commercials at the age of eight, and caught the attention of Sinbad who cast him on his TV show.
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^ Born in McComb, MS, Ray J's family moved to Carson, CA, when he was still a toddler, landing him in the center of the entertainment industry.
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^ Born in McComb, MS, Ray J moved with his family to Carson, CA, when he was still a toddler, landing him in the center of the entertainment industry.
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1989-1994: Early Career

.In 1989, at the age of eight, Norwood began auditioning for and appearing in television commercials; he played the foster son in "The Sinbad Show, from 1993-1994. This period in Norwood's life would shape his acting career to come.^ Ray J got the role playing Sinbad's foster son until the show was canceled in 1993.
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^ At age eight, Ray J began auditioning for and appearing in television commercials.
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^ At age eight, he began auditioning for and appearing in television commercials; he played the foster son in The Sinbad Show.
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1995–1999

.Norwood was signed to Elektra Records in 1995 and recorded his debut album Everything You Want the next year.^ He was signed with Elektra in 1995 by Darryl Williams.
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^ In 1995 he signed with Elektra and recorded his debut album Everything You Want .
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^ Ray J signed with Elektra in 1995, where he recorded Everything You Want.
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."Let It Go" appeared on the Set It Off soundtrack (Brandy also appeared on the soundtrack; and her song "Missing You" with Tamia, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight peaked also at number 25).^ "Let It Go" was the lead single of the smash soundtrack for Set It Off (Brandy also appeared on the soundtrack; and her song "Missing You" with Tamia, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight peaked also at number 25).
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^ "Let It Go" was the lead single of the smash soundtrack for Set It Off (Brandy also appeared on the soundtrack with her song "Missing You" with Tamia, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight).
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^ Since 1996, Ray J has appeared on the RIAA platinum and double-platinum soundtracks to the major theatrical releases " Set It Off " and " Dr. Dolittle ," respectively.
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.It peaked number 25 in the U.S. and number 11 in New Zealand.^ It peaked number 25 in the U.S. and number 11 in New Zealand.
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^ News & Gossip “I’m not gonna let that little B win,” Laura says in this sneak peak at Sunday’s Secrets of Aspen (premiering at 11/10c).
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.The second single peaked at number 54 on the U.S. R&B chart.^ The second single peaked at number 54 on the U.S. R&B chart.
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^ The album's first single is "Sexy Can I" featuring rapper Yung Berg peaked at number three on the Top Singles (Hot 100) for six weeks.
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^ The second single did even worse peaking on the R&B/Hip hop chart only.
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.In 1997, he performed in a television special with his sister Brandy but was dropped from the label.^ In 1997, his sister's success eclipsed his own and he was dropped from his label.
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^ In 1997, he performed in a television special with his sister, but despite the mainstream attention, he was dropped by Elektra soon after.
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^ The latest rumor is that Brandy got dropped from her label.

.According to Bradley Torreano of allmusic, "his easygoing image and boyish looks appealed to the producers of Brandy's television show, Moesha", giving him a role on the UPN series starting in 1999 as Brandy's little cousin, Dorian "D-Money". He produced, putting together the music for several commercials and a few of the demos for his second record.^ He also appeared on Brandy's show, Moesha.
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^ He also started producing, putting together the music for several commercials and a few of the demos for his second record.
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^ Surprisingly Ray J produced music for several commercials!
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[1]

2000–2004

.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.^ Another Day In Paradise Single by Brandy & Ray J ( Audio CD ) .
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^ Music Worldwide: Australia & NZ Hong Kong UK & Ireland Brazil Italy United States Canada Japan US en Espanol France Spain Germany Taiwan Close .
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^ Brandy feat Ray J Another Day     » See More Brandy feat.
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.The song was the lead single of the R&B/Hip Hop tribute Urban Renewal, in which he co-produced and performed songs.^ 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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^ "Let It Go" was the lead single of the smash soundtrack for Set It Off (Brandy also appeared on the soundtrack with her song "Missing You" with Tamia, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight).
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^ The single appeared in the lower half of the Germany and Switzerland charts , while his second single only appeared on the R&B/Hip Hop chart only .
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.Norwood also worked with The Neptunes, Rodney Jerkins and Lil' Kim, and several other producers and singers for his second studio album This Ain't A Game.^ Norwood also worked with The Neptunes, Rodney Jerkins and Lil' Kim, and several other top producers and singers for his second studio album This Ain't A Game, a Hip Hop-oriented record that featured more of his rapping than his debut album.
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^ Norwood also worked with The Neptunes, Rodney Jerkins and Lil' Kim, and several other hitmaking producers and singers for his second studio album This Ain't A Game, a Hip hop-oriented record that featured more of his rapping than his debut.
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^ After a two year break, Norwood returned to recording studios, adding the finishing touches on his third studio album Raydiation with help from producers such as Rodney Jerkins, Timbaland, and R. Kelly.
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.The album was released in 2001. The lead single "Wait A Minute" peaked at #30 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart and #8 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.^ The second single did even worse peaking on the R&B/Hip hop chart only.
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^ New Albums Hot 100 .
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^ He then signed with Atlantic Records and dropped his lead single "Wait a Minute."
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"Formal Invite" followed at #54 on the R&B chart.[2]
.In 2002, Norwood appeared in the video for his sister's "What About Us", which was produced by Jerkins, and was released as her third album, Full Moon's lead single during the first quarter of 2002 (see 2002 in music).^ In 2002 he appeared in the video for his sister's smash-hit "What About Us?"
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^ In 2002 he appeared in the video for his sister's smash-hit "What About Us", which was produced by Jerkins, and was released as her third album, Full Moon's lead single during the first quarter of 2002 (see 2002 in music).
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^ That was the first thing I noticed about this video.
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While "What About Us?" entered the .Top 20 on the majority of the charts it appeared on, it reached the Top 10 in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, the UK, and the United States.^ The single "One Wish" reached the top 20 in Ireland , New Zealand , United Kingdom and United States .
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^ Top 20 on the majority of the charts it appeared on, it reached the Top 10 in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, the UK, and the United States.
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^ After appearing on the last episode of Moesha in 2001, Norwood stepped back into the studio and 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.
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2005–present

.After a two year break,Norwood returned to recording studios, adding the finishing touches on his third studio album Raydiation with help from producers such as Rodney Jerkins, Timbaland, R. Kelly, and Rob Egerton.^ After a two year break, Norwood returned to recording studios, adding the finishing touches on his third studio album Raydiation with help from producers such as Rodney Jerkins, Timbaland, and R. Kelly.
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^ His third album, Raydiation , was released on September 27, 2005 with support of producers as Rodney Jerkins, Timbaland and R. Kelly .
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^ William Raymond Norwood, Jr. January 17, 1981 better known by his stage name Ray J, is an American singer, record producer and actor.
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.A joint venture by Sanctuary Records and Ray-J's own label, independent Knockout Entertainment, the album was finally released on September 27, 2005 in North America after several delays, debuting at number forty-eight on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 18,321 copies in the first week.^ A joint venture by Sanctuary Records and Ray-J's own label, independent Knockout Entertainment, the album was finally released on September 27, 2005 in North America after several delays, debuting at number forty-eight on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 18,321 copies in the first week.
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^ Raydiation September 27, 2005 Sanctuary .
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^ Superficial” sells less than 1,000 copies in its first week.
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.Boosted by the album's lead single "One Wish," a top 20 success in Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, the U.S..^ Boosted by the album's lead single "One Wish," a top 20 success in Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, the U.S..
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^ The album's first single is "Sexy Can I" featuring rapper Yung Berg peaked at number three on the Top Singles (Hot 100) for six weeks.
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^ Top 20 on the majority of the charts it appeared on, it reached the Top 10 in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, the UK, and the United States.
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.Raydiation eventually sold over 400,000 copies domestically.^ Raydiation eventually sold over 400,000 copies domestically.
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[3]
.In 2005, Norwood joined the cast of UPN's One On One,[4] where he played the character of D-Mack for the final season.^ In 2005, Norwood joined the cast of UPN's One On One,[3] where he played the character of D-Mack for the final season.
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^ He was also on the final season of “One on One.” He can sing.
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^ It would be nice to see him play at some point, even if for one season.

.Recently, Knockout Entertainment announced a multi-million dollar album deal with Koch Records and Shaquille O'Neal's "Deja 34" entertainment company.^ More recently, Knockout Entertainment announced a multi-million dollar album deal with Koch Records and Shaquille O'Neal’s "Deja 34" entertainment company.
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^ With over a million albums sold, his own entertainment company and record label one would think RAY J would have no problem finding the perfect woman, but finding the right one can be harder than you think.
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^ Recently Ray J announced his new label Knockout Entertainment would be the new home of both he and his sister Brandy .
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[3] .The first album for this deal is Ray J's fourth album All I Feel, which features The Game and Yung Berg among others.^ The album's first single is '"Sexy Can I" featuring rapper Yung Berg .
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^ In April of 2008, he released his fourth album All I Feel .
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^ Gifts is the second single off of Ray J's album "All I Feel".
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.It was released on April 1, 2008.[5] The album's first single is "Sexy Can I" featuring rapper Yung Berg peaked at number three on the Top Singles (Hot 100) for six weeks.^ The album's first single is '"Sexy Can I" featuring rapper Yung Berg .
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^ The album's first single is "Sexy Can I" featuring rapper Yung Berg peaked at number three on the Top Singles (Hot 100) for six weeks.
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^ The album - which reached the #7 spot on the Billboard 200 in its first week - has so far spawned one single, "Sexy Can I" , featuring label mate Yung Berg .
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.A video for the track, directed by R. Malcolm Jones, was shot in December 2007.[3] J stars in the Black Christmas movie Dark Christmas under the direction from Deon Taylor.^ A video for the track, directed by R. Malcolm Jones, was shot in December 2007 .
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^ The singer is the star of a saucy video he shot with his ex-girlfriend, socialite Kim Kardashian , during a vacation in Mexico.
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[6]

Personal life

Ray J was born William Raymond Norwood, Jr. in McComb, Mississippi and grew up in Carson, California. .In 2007, a pornographic home video was released of Norwood and then-girlfriend Kim Kardashian.He quoted saying 'Yo the tape wasn't my idea, it was all Kim'. He also added he was not a fan of Kardashians new boyfriend Reggie Bush.^ Kim Kardashian videos and photos collection!!!
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^ Ray J has released the video for the lead single from his new album, 'All I Feel' which is due to be released later this year.
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^ Ray J (A.K.A. William Ray Norwood younger also A.K.A. Little brother Brendi), and Kim Kardashian in my opinion secretly planned to let out their pornographic video to make cargo of ton of money.
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.Kardashian did not comment back despite achieving fame from the video.^ The R&B star, the brother of singer/actress Brandy Norwood , is determined to break the mould and achieve fame without relying on the publicity the scandalous video brought him.
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^ The images in the video were pulled from a shoot we did back in late August.

[7]
.Norwood recently starred in his own VH1 reality dating show, For the Love of Ray J.^ I'm sure VH1 has already signed this bitch to do a dating show of her own.
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^ To me, few things are as sublime as VH1’s trashtastic reality dating shows.
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^ For the Love of Ray J is a reality television series on VH1 .
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.The show premiered on February 2, 2009. For his show on March 24, 2009 he released the soundtrack/studio album called For The Love Of Ray J.^ For his show on March 24, 2009 he released the soundtrack/studio album called For The Love Of Ray J. He dated Cocktail for several months before they split, partly due to rumors of Ray J dating Tila Tequila.
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^ On November 2, 2009 a second season of the show, For the Love of Ray J (season 2), premiered.
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^ Ray has several albums released.
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.He dated Joanna “Cocktail” Hernandez for several months before they split, partly due to rumors of Ray J dating Tila Tequila.^ COCKTAIL ( real name: Joanna Hernandez ) .
  • Ray J’s Dilemma: Tila Tequila vs. Cocktail | Complex Blog 21 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joanna “Cocktail” Hernandez also admits that Ray J broke her heart.

^ Tila Tequila is officially dating Ray J!!!

.On November 2, 2009 a second season of the show, For the Love of Ray J (season 2), premiered.^ The word around the blogosphere is that For the Love of Ray J will return for a second season.
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^ On season two of For the Love of Ray J : Ray doesn't have to go on a show to find love.

^ For the Love of Ray J 2 (USA) (second season title) more Country: .
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The winner was Mz Berry.

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William Raymond Norwood, Jr. (born January 17, 1981),[1] better known by his stage name Ray J, is an American singer, record producer and actor. He is the son of gospel singer Willie Norwood and Sonja Bates-Norwood, the cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg and the younger brother of R&B singer Brandy.

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Career

Ray J was born William Raymond Norwood, Jr. in McComb, Mississippi and grew up in Carson, California. At age eight, he began auditioning for and appearing in television commercials; he played the foster son in The Sinbad Show.

1995–1999

Norwood was signed to 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 (Brandy also appeared on the soundtrack; and her song "Missing You" with Tamia, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight peaked also at number 25). 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 performed in a television special with his sister Brandy but was dropped from the label. According to Bradley Torreano of allmusic, "his easygoing image and boyish looks appealed to the producers of Brandy's television show, Moesha", giving him a role on the UPN series starting in 1999 as Brandy's little cousin, D-Money. He produced, putting together the music for several commercials and a few of the demos for his second record.[1]

2000–2004

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. Norwood also worked with The Neptunes, Rodney Jerkins and Lil' Kim, and several other producers and singers for his second studio album This Ain't A Game. The album was released in 2001. The lead single "Wait A Minute" peaked at #30 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart and #8 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Formal Invite" followed at #54 on the R&B chart.[2]

In 2002, Norwood appeared in the video for his sister's "What About Us", which was produced by Jerkins, and was released as her third album, Full Moon's lead single during the first quarter of 2002 (see 2002 in music). While "What About Us?" entered the Top 20 on the majority of the charts it appeared on, it reached the Top 10 in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, the UK, and the United States.

2005–present

After a two year break, Ray J returned to recording studios, adding the finishing touches on his third studio album Raydiation with help from producers such as Rodney Jerkins, Timbaland, and R. Kelly. A joint venture by Sanctuary Records and Ray-J's own label, independent Knockout Entertainment, the album was finally released on September 27, 2005 in North America after several delays, debuting at number forty-eight on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 18,321 copies in the first week. Boosted by the album's lead single "One Wish," a top 20 success in Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, the U.S.. Raydiation eventually sold over 400,000 copies domestically.[3]

In 2005, Norwood joined the cast of UPN's One On One,[4] where he played the character of D-Mack for the final season.

Recently, Knockout Entertainment announced a multi-million dollar album deal with Koch Records and Shaquille O'Neal's "Deja 34" entertainment company.[3] The first album for this deal is Ray J's fourth album All I Feel, which features The Game and Yung Berg among others. It was released on April 1, 2008.[5] The album's first single is "Sexy Can I" featuring rapper Yung Berg peaked at number three on the Top Singles (Hot 100) for six weeks. A video for the track, directed by R. Malcolm Jones, was shot in December 2007.[3]

Personal life

In 2007, a sex tape was released of Norwood and then-girlfriend Kim Kardashian.[6]

Norwood recently starred in his own VH1 reality dating show, For the Love of Ray J. The show premiered on February 2, 2009. For his show on March 24, 2009 he released the soundtrack/studio album called For The Love Of Ray J. He dated Cocktail for several months before they split, partly due to rumors of Ray J dating Tila Tequila. On November 2, 2009 a second season of the show, For the Love of Ray J (season 2), premiered.

Discography

  • Everything You Want (1997)
  • This Ain't a Game (2001)
  • Raydiation (2005)
  • All I Feel (2008)
  • Raydiation² (TBA)

Filmography

Film

  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • Steel (1997)
  • Christmas at Water's Edge (2003)
  • A Day in the Life (2009)

Television

  • The Sinbad Show
  • Moesha
  • One on One
  • Black Sash
  • BET Countdown
  • All That, guest singer
  • Wild N Out
  • For the Love of Ray J

Other pages

  • Michael Copon
  • Moesha
  • One on One
  • The Sinbad Show
  • The Tyra Banks Show

References

Other websites


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