William Ray Norwood Jr.

Moesha | 07/30/2013 | 05:44 PM EDT

William Norwood Jr., better known by his entertainment-industry alias "Ray J," is the younger brother Grammy winning singer Brandy Norwood and second cousin to rapper Snoop Lion.

William Norwood, better known by his entertainment industry alias "Ray J," is the younger brother the Grammy winning singer Brandy Norwood and second cousin to rapper Snoop Lion. The young star got his start appearing in commercials and later hopping on to play a foster son in The Sinbad Show, from 1993 to 1994, "Dorian 'D-Money'" on the UPN hit series Moesha, and "D-Mack" on the network's mutually successful sitcom One On One.

The rising star signed to Elektra Records in 1995, and soon after began working on his debut album, Everything You Want. Ray J followed up the sucess of his first studio album with 2001's This Aint A Game, featuring the Lil Kim-assisted track "Wait A Minute." In 2005 he released Raydiation, featuring production credits from industry heavyweights Timbaland and Rodney Jerkins, and supported by his own, independent production company Knockout Entertainment. 

In 2007, Ray-J's pornographic home video, made with then girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, went public, spreading like wildfire via the world wide web and social media sharing. The Kardashian family settled their law-suit with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million. 

In 2009, Norwood starred in his own reality series For The Love of Ray-J and in 2010, joined his sister Brandy in their family's reality series Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business.

Currently, the talented singer actor is working on his fifth studio album, Raydiation 2. 

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