Ray J Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
This article will answer every question you have about Ray J. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Ray do for a living?
- Who are Ray’s parents and siblings?
- What are Ray’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Ray married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Ray have any children?
- Where is Ray now?
- How tall is Ray?
- How much money does Ray earn?
- What is Ray’s net worth?
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Who is Ray J?
William Ray Norwood Jr. professionally known as Ray J is a famous American singer, actor, and television personality. He is a younger brother to Brandy Norwood (a recording actress and actress) and is the first cousin of Snoop Dogg. He competed in January 2017 in the 19th season of the UK reality television program Celebrity Big Brother.
How Old Is Ray J?
He is 41 years old as of May 2022, having been born on January 17, 1981, in McComb, Mississippi, U.S. Ray shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Jake Paul, Betty White (1922-2021), Jim Carrey, Steve Harvey, Michelle Obama, and many more.
Ray J Family
Who are Ray J Parents?
He was born to Willie Norwood (Father born on November 30, 1955) an American gospel singer. And Sonja Norwood (Mother born on December 5, 1950) is an accomplished entertainment artist manager; television producer, dealmaker, entrepreneur, and author.
Does Ray J have Siblings?
He has an elder sister by the name of Brandy Rayana Norwood born on February 11, 1979. His sister is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and model.
Ray J Education
He received his education at Carson High School.
Ray J Marital Status
He is currently or possibly single. However, besides being single, he was previously married to Princess Love. They married in August 2016 at Los Angels’ Cathedral of Saint Vibiana. In May 2020, Love filed for divorce.
Ray J Kids
He has two kids with his ex-wife Love. A daughter by the name of Melody Love Norwood was born on May 22, 2018. And a son by the name of Epic Ray Norwood was born on January 7, 2020.
Ray J Career
A Career from 1995 to 2006
In 1995, he signed to Elektra Records and began to record his debut album Everything You Want that same year. In March 1997, the album was released and it spawned the lead single “Let it Go” which appeared on the Set It Off soundtrack. The lead single peaked at No. 25 in the U.S. and No. 11 in New Zealand. His second single peaked at No. 54 on the U.S. R&B chart.
Ray got dropped from the label in 1997. The following year, he appeared on the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack with the single “That’s Why I Lie”. He recorded “Another Day in Paradise” with Brandy. This song was a success as it was a Top Ten in Austria, UK, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Ireland, and the Netherlands, and number 11 in Australia and France. He along with Lil’ Kim, Rodney Jerkins, The Neptunes, and several other producers and singers, worked for his second studio album, This Ain’t A Game.
On June 26, 2001, the album was released with Atlantic Records after being recorded for over 18 months. Its lead single “Wait A Minute” peaked at #30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and #8 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The second single “Formal Invite” followed at #54 on the R&B chart. He returned to recording studios after a two-year break adding the finishing touches on his third studio album Radiation. He got help from producers such as R. Kelly, Rob Egerton, Rodney Jerkins, and Timbaland.
On September 27, 2005, in North America, the album was released after a joint venture by Sanctuary Records and Ray-J’s own label independent Knockout Entertainment. The album debuted at No. 48 on the Billboard 200 chart. “One Wish” (the album’s lead single) was a success as it was top 20 in the US, UK, Ireland, and New Zealand. Radiation eventually sold over 400,000 copies domestically. He joined the cast of UPN’s One On One in 2005 where he played the character D-Mack for the final season.
A Career from 2007 to 2011
A pornographic home video he made with his former girlfriend Kim Kardashian in 2002, Kim Kardashian, Superstar, was made public in February 2007. Kim, therefore, sued Vivid Entertainment for ownership of the tape. Kim in late April 2007, dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million. Knockout Entertainment announced a multimillion-dollar album deal with Koch Records and Shaquille O’Neal’s “Deja 34” entertainment company.
As a result of the joint, Ray J’s fourth album All I Feel was the first album for this deal which features The Game and Yung Berg among others. On April 1, 2008, the album was released. Its lead single “Sexy Can I” featuring rapper Yung Berg peaked at No. 3 on the Top Singles (Hot 100) for six weeks. In December 2007, a video for the track was shot and directed by R. Malcolm Jones. He starred in 2009 in his own VH1 reality dating show For the Love of Ray J. On February 2, 2009, the show premiered.
As a result of the show, on March 24, 2009, he released the soundtrack/studio album called For The Love Of Ray J. The show’s second season premiered on November 2, 2009. He and his sister 2010 premiered the VH1 reality series Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business along with their parents. The show debuted in April 2010. The show majorly chronicled the backstage happenings of both siblings, while taking a bigger role in their family’s management and production company, R&B Productions. He along with his sister Brandy and his father Willie Norwood Sr, on June 19, 2011, released A Family Business. The song serves as a soundtrack to their hit reality TV show, Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, and was released through Time-Life Music.
A Career from 2013 to Present
He teamed up with Bobby Brackins for the track “I Hit It First” which got released on April 6, 2013. The song caused controversy for allegedly aiming its lyrics at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Despite controversies, the song debuted at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100. On August 4, 2014, “ATM” was released featuring Migos. Kardashian and Kanye married in May 2014 and Ray was reported to have sent a check that totaled his profits off of the sex tape that year as a wedding gift.
He competed with his sister on the reality cooking series My Kitchen Rules on FOX. He took part as a “new star” housemate on season 19 of Celebrity Big Brother on January 3, 2017. After a week, he walked off the show and threatened legal action after his exit. He and Princess Love on March 15, 2020, took part in The Conversation on Zeus Network. Love in May 2020 filed for divorce.
A Career in Technology Companies
Ray being the founder of Raytroniks, introduced a line of consumer electronics to the United States market. The product categories included smartwatches, smartphone fans, and electric bikes. He secured product placements through celebrities such as Brandy, Cara Delevingne, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Sean Combs, Stephen Curry, Snoop Dogg, and professional athletic teams including the L.A. Clippers and Los Angeles Rams.
He co-founded a direct-to-consumer electronics brand called Raycon in November 2017. There, he sells wireless audio products such as earbuds and headphones.
Ray J Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 8inches (1.75m) and a weight of 74kg (163lbs)
Ray J Salary and Net Worth
He has an estimated annual salary of $1.2 million and a net worth of $14 million.