known by his stage name Ray J, is an American singer, songwriter, television personality and actor. In 1998, he appeared on the Doctor Dolittle soundtrack with the single "That's Why I Lie".Born in Mc Comb, 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. was born in Mc Comb, Mississippi to Willie Norwood and Sonja Bates-Norwood. He produced for toy company Mattel, putting together the music for several commercials and a few of the demos for his second record.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 to 1994. 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 starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha as the title character, which lasted six seasons and resulted in numerous other roles.
The revelation left her once squeaky clean public image in tatters.
owns her single status and tells the hosts, she “so satisfied being….being my myself.” So much so, in fact, that she’s not even trying to make any romantic connections.“I don’t date,” she tells the hosts.
According to Bradley Torreano of All Music, "his easygoing image and boyish looks appealed to the producers of Brandy's television show, Moesha, giving him a role on the UPN series as Dorian "D-Money", a role he played from 1999 until the show ended in 2001. The lead single "Wait A Minute" peaked at #30 on the U. Billboard Hot 100 chart and #8 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. 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. 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.
He signed to Elektra Records in 1995 and he began to record his 15-track debut album Everything You Want the same year. The album's lead single "One Wish" was a top 20 success in the US, UK, Ireland, and New Zealand.