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Studio album by Ray J
Released September 20, 2005
(see release history)
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre R&B
Label Sanctuary/Knockout
Producer William & Brandy Norwood executive
Darkchild, Timbaland, R. Kelly, Dominic Durham, Noel "Detail" Fisher, Ricky "Ric Rude" Lewis
Professional reviews
Ray J chronology
This Ain't a Game
All I Feel
Singles from Raydiation
  1. "One Wish"
    Released: September 2005
  2. "What I Need"
    Released: January 2006
  3. "Let's Play House"
    Released: April 2006

Raydiation is the third studio album by American R&B singer Ray J, released in the United States on September 20, 2005[1] (see 2005 in music) by Sanctuary Records. The album was primarily produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, with additional production from R. Kelly and Timbaland.


Background and production

According to Music Choice, Ray J wrote 3 songs to be produced by Timbaland but could only afford one.

Release and promotion

The album was pushed back several times (from fall 2004 to March, April, June and July to September 2005 finally). The first single choice varied many times, too. At certain points Ray J himself had announced "Keep Sweatin" as his new single. "Quit Actin" was in talks, too, before "One Wish" was picked.



  • "One Wish" was chosen as the first single in favor over "Keep Sweatin" and "Quit Actin. The Darkchild produced track became a national hit, peaking at #11 on Billboard's Hot 100 on January 17, 2006. It became Ray-J's first single to reach the Top 20.
  • After a long delay and much speculation to fan favorite "Melody", the album's second single, "What I Need" was released and became his least successful single on the Billboard chart, only peaking at #54 on the Hot Hip Hop/R&B Chart.
  • The third and final single, "Lets Play House" was released. However the song did not chart.

Sales and certification

The album debuted at #48 on the Billboard 200 albums selling 18,321 copies in the first week. Currently, it has sold 500,000 copies in the U.S. The album has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

Track listing

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Keep Sweatin" (featuring Fat Joe)
  3. "What I Need"
  4. "One Wish"
  5. "Let's Play House"
  6. "Blue High Heels"
  7. "Melody"
  8. "War Is Over" (featuring Brandy)
  9. "Quit Actin" (featuring R. Kelly & Shorty Mack)
  10. "Exotic"
  11. "Unbelievable" (featuring Shorty Mack & Noel "Detail" Fisher)
  12. "Sexy" (featuring Mya)
  13. "In The Mood"
  14. "Anytime"
  15. "Centerview"

Release history

Region Date Label(s) Catalogue
United States September 20, 2005
United Kingdom December 2, 2005


  1. ^ Raydiation. Billboard. Accessed 2009-03-30.


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