About Ray J
Singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, host and reality TV star, Ray J has parlayed his daring and often controversial profile into a successful career and positioned himself as a contemporary renaissance man.
In 1993, while older sister Brandy was making her mark in the music arena, at age 12, Ray J nabbed the role of LJ on comedian Sinbad’s hit sitcom Sinbad. Always ahead of the curve, in 1997, Ray J released his first album, Everything You Want (Elektra) and followed up with 2002’s This Ain’t a Game (Atlantic).
A few years later, Ray J continued to build his acting chops, making appearances on various television sitcoms, including co-starring on Moesha with sister, Brandy. Independent film roles followed but soon Ray J hit a career dry spell, which caused him to recalibrate his career efforts toward his first true love – music – and offer the world a string of soul-stirring chart-topping hits.
In 2005 with help from his family, Ray J founded and developed Knockout Entertainment, independently released his third album entitled Raydiation, and his career began to take off. Reemerging as an independent artist helped Ray J score his biggest hit single, “One Wish.”
Not one to rest on his laurels, Ray J parlayed the success of his re-born music career into a multi-format presenter slot on a number of BET programs including top rated 106&Park. He simultaneously took on the starring role of Darrell ‘D-Mack’ McGinty in the newly re-vamped One On One TV series.
In the spring of 2008, Ray J released his most successful album to date, All I Feel, a collection of ballads and up-tempo songs that showcase his versatility, including the chart-topping “Sexy Can I” with newcomer Yung Berg.
In February 2009, he proved that he could carry the television audience with his new smash #1 hit TV show – For The Love Of Ray J.
The success of For The Love Of Ray J spawned another hit series starring the entire Norwood clan, Brandy And Ray J: A Family Business that Ray J served as the Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Star.
In 2013, Ray J joined the cast co-starring with Rickey Smiley on the hit TV show The Rickey Smiley Show. In the same year he also hosted Oxygen’s “Bad Girls All-Star Battle”.
Ray J continues his meteoric success stories in the history of the reality television genre on the series Love & Hip Hop – Hollywood. His entrepreneurial drive and business acumen have landed him in the role of Executive Producer of WE tv’s, reality series Driven to Love. Not only an executive producer, Ray J hops behind the wheel acting as host and expert wingman helping sexy singles find love in NYC.