Ray J Birthday (January 17th)

Ray J Birthday (January 17th)

William Ray Norwood, Jr., famous through his stage name Ray J, an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actor, and record producer was born on 17th January, 1981. Ray J is son of the gospel singer Willie Norwood and younger brother of R&B singer Brandy.

Ray J Career Graph

1995 - 1999: Ray J Early Commercial Career

Ray J was marked with the Elektra in 1995 through Darryl Williams. And in the year of 1997, Ray J gave a presentation in the TV singular with his sis, but even with the normal attention, Ray J was dropped through Elektra shortly. And his relaxed boyish looks and image called to the creators of the Brandy's TV show, Moesha, scoring him the job on the admired UPN series opening in 1999. Ray J also began producing, putting jointly the music for the various commercials and lots of demos for his IInd record. And in the year of 1997 he unconfined his debut premier Everything You Want, which produced 2 singles. "Let It Go" was a lead single of smash album for Set It Off (Brandy emerged on the disc; and her song "Missing You" with Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan and Tamia peaked at the number of 25). And it arrived at number 25 in U.S. and also number 11 in New Zealand. And the second single pointed at the number 54 on U.S. R&B chart.

2000 - 2004: Return to Music

In 2001, she emerged on the final episode of Moesha in 2001, he paced back into a studio and also recorded the "Another Day In Paradise" with Brandy, which was a Top Ten hit in Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Austria, the Netherlands, UK, and at the number 11 in France and Australia. And the song became the lead single of R&B/Hip Hop tribute Urban Renewal, in which Ray J co-produced and presented songs. Ray J worked with Lil' Kim, Rodney Jerkins and The Neptune and various other hit making singers and producers for his 2nd studio album This Ain't A Game, a Hip hop-oriented record that faceted more of his rapping than his presentation. And the album was unconfined in 2001, but in spite of a strapping promotional shove from original label Atlantic Records, but it wasn't the penetrate success. And the lead solo "Wait A Minute" emerged in the lesser half of charts in Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. And the 2nd single did constant inferior peaking on R&B/Hip hop chart only.

And in the year of 2002, Ray J emerged in a video for his sister's chartbuster "What About Us", which was produced through Jerkins, and also was unconfined as her 3rd album, Full Moon's lead single throughout the initial quarter of 2002. Whereas "What About Us?" arrived at the Top 20 on mainstream of charts it emerged on, it arrived at the Top 10 in the United States, Norway, New Zealand, the Philippines, Denmark, the UK, and Australia.

2005 - Present: New Image


After a long break, Ray J came back to the recording studios, totaling the final touches on his 3rd studio album Radiation with the help from maker such as R. Kelly, Timbaland, and Rodney Jerkins. And the joint venture through Sanctuary Records and also Ray J's private label, free Knockout Entertainment. At last this album was released on 27th September, 2005 in North America after quite a few delays. It debuted at the 48 position on Billboard 200 chart, selling 18,321 copies in the first week. his lead solo "One Wish," a top 20 success in New Zealand, the U.S., the UK, Ireland. Radiation finally sold above 400,000 copies internally.

In the year of 2005, Ray J tied the cast of UPN's One On One, at where Ray J played the role of D-Mack for the last season.

Recently, Knockout Entertainment declared the multi-million dollar album contract with Koch Records and Shaquille O'Neal’s "Deja 34" leisure company. And the primary album for this contract is his forthcoming 4th album All I Feel, which features The Game, and remixes with the Manny and Gil (MP Productions) in the middle of others. And it was unconfined on 1st April, 2008. And the soundtrack’s first solo is "Sexy Can I" faceting rapper Yung Berg pointed at the number 3 on the Top Singles (Hot 100) for 6 weeks. And a video for the trail, directed through R. Malcolm Jones, was discharge in December 2007.

Discography of Ray J


  • 1997: Everything You Want
  • 2001: This Ain't a Game
  • 2005: Radiation
  • 2008: All I Feel

Filmography of Ray J


  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • Steel (1997)
  • Christmas at Water's Edge (2004)
  • Kim Kardashian, Superstar (2006)


  • Moesha
  • The Sinbad Show
  • Black Sash
  • One on One
  • All That guest singer
  • BET.com Countdown