Ray J

McComb, MS, USA
School: Homeschool
Work: Everything You WantThis Ain’t a GameRaydiationAll I FeelThe Sinbad ShowMoeshaOne on OneFor the Love of Ray JBrandy and Ray J: A Family BusinessLove & Hip Hop: HollywoodBad Girls All-Star Battle,  Atlantic Records, Knockout Entertainment, Elektra Records
Links: Facebook, Twitter, rayj.com


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Biography

Born January 17, 1981, William Ray Norwood Jr. is a professional American singer / songwriter / actor and the first cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg. Born in McComb, Mississippi, he was raised in Southern California with his older sister and entertainer Brandy.
 
In 1993, at the age of 12, Norwood co-starred on The Sinbad Show as foster son L.J. Beckley.  Later, he would appear with sister Brandy on Moesha and the television reality show For the Love of Ray J.  In 1996, Ray J released his solo record debut Everything You Want.  His 2008 album All I Feel would peak at #1 on the R&B charts. Norwood’s motivational and inspiring messages have helped him gain over 1.4 million followers on Twitter.
 
The entertainer is also noted for having gained recognition through the release of an unauthorized video with former girlfriend Kim Kardashian. In 2014, Ray J was charged with 10 crimes including resisting arrest, assault, battery and vandalism. He has also been romantically tied to the late Whitney Houston.

“Somtimez you gotta change your old wayz and grow into somthin New!”

Ray J Biography References: www.allmusic.com, August 2014 (retrieved); rayj.com, September 2014 (retrieved); “Kim Kardashian”, www.people.com, August 2014 (retrieved); www.billboard.com, August 2014 (retrieved); “Ray J Charged With Ten Crimes by Los Angeles District Attorney “, by Evelyn Dian, www.bet.com, July 22, 2014; Twitter July 2, 2014; “Ray J Breaks Silence on Whitney Houston’s Death”, by Zach Johnson, www.usmagazine.com, February 17, 2012; Last updated: November 10, 2014

Ray J, 2008


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