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Ray J Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Ray J worth? $14 Million

How did Ray J earn his money and wealth?

Ray J, real name William Ray Norwood Jr., was born on 17 January 1981 in Mississippi, US to Sonja Bates-Norwood and Willie Norwood. His elder sister named Brandy is a famous recording artist. In his early life, he moved from Mississippi to LA, California.

Ray J is not only an American singer but is also a songwriter, television personality, actor as well as rapper. In the year 1989, he started working in television commercials. Ray J later grabbed a role in the television show ‘The Sinbad Show’ from the year 1993 to 1994. The show was a turning point in Ray J’s acting career as he started getting the attention of the producers of television series titled ‘Moesha’ who starred him in the role of Dorian in the show ‘D-Money’ starting from 1991 till the end of the show in the year 2001.

In his music career, Ray J grabbed his first deal in 1995 with Elektra Records and recorded 15 singles for his debut studio album titled ‘Everything You Want’ the same year. However, in the year 1997, he has dropped off the record label. He later went on to appear in the ‘Doctor Dolittle’ soundtrack in the year 1998 with the single ‘That’s Why I Lie.’ Ray J collaborated with Atlantic Records and released his second studio album titled ‘This Ain’t A Game’ in June 2001 for which he worked along with Rodney Jerkins, the Neptunes and many other producers as well singers.

Ray J took a break of two years and returned back to recording studio albums. He released his third studio album titled ‘Raydiation’ on September 2005 in North American. The lead single of the album ‘One Wishes’ ranked among top 20 positions in the US, UK, and Ireland as well as New Zealand.  The same year, Ray J joined the cast of ‘One On One’ by the UPN where he portrayed the role of D-Mack in the final season. Ray J released his fourth studio album titled ‘All I Feel’ in April 2008 which features Yung Berg and The Game among others. In the year 2009, Tay J starred in his own reality dating show on VH1 titled ‘For the Love of Ray J.’

In the year 2011, Ray J along with his dad Willie Norwood Sr. and his sister Brandy released soundtrack ‘A Family Business’ for their hit reality television show ‘Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business’. In the year 2013, Ray J collaborated with Bobby Brackins and released the track ‘I Hit It First’ which debuted at number 51 in the Billboard Hot 100. His first single titled ‘ATM’ released in August 2014. In January 2017, Ray J participated as ‘new star’ housemate in the season 19 of the show ‘Celebrity Big Brother.’

What are the highest grossing songs of Ray J?

  1. Sexy Can I (2008): Peaked at #3
  2. One Wish (2006): Peaked at #11
  3. Tie Me Down (2010): Peaked at #22
  4. Let It Go (From “Set It Off”) (1997): Peaked at #25
  5. Wait A Minute (2001): Peaked at #30

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