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William Ray Norwood Jr. known by his stage name Ray J, is an American singer, songwriter, television personality and actor. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, he is the brother of recording artist and actress Brandy Norwood and the first cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg.

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Ray J in December 2011
Background information
Birth name William Ray Norwood Jr.
Also known as Ray J
Born (1981-01-17) January 17, 1981 (age 35)
McComb, Mississippi, United States
Origin Carson, California, United States
Genres R&B, hip hop, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actor, television personality
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels Atlantic, Knockout/Deja 34, E1, Koch Entertainment, Elektra Cash Money Records
Associated acts Brandy, Diplo, Gucci Mane, Shorty Mack, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Pitbull, Kim Kardashian, Teairra Mari, Princess Love
Website rayj.com

William Ray Norwood Jr. (born January 17, 1981) known by his stage name Ray J, is an American singer, songwriter, television personality and actor. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, he is the brother of recording artist and actress Brandy Norwood and the first cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg.