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.

We're told Ray J's still waaaaay too broken up over the death of ex-GF Whitney Houston to be making any major relationship plans ...

Back in 2012 Stacy had an argument with superstar Whitney Houston, days before her tragic death.

where he played the character D-Mack for the final season.

On both shows, Ray's character was related to Brandy's (cousin/half-brother on Moesha, brother on One on One).

Early in his life, he moved with his family from Mc Comb, Mississippi to Los Angeles, California, and in 1989 started appearing in television commercials for different companies. The song was the lead single of the R&B/Hip Hop tribute Urban Renewal, in which he co-produced and performed songs.

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.After the 49-year-old drowned in her bathtub two days later, Stacy hit the headlines after she was accused of stalking the late star.The 47-year-old spoke in the Diary Room about how upset she was that Ray, who she had known for a long time, did not stand up for her.Ray J was in San Diego when she died and arrived at the Beverly Hilton, where Houston died, at the time paramedics and police officers came to the scene.While waiting for more information, he became angered upon hearing one of the officers make a "disrespectful comment" about Houston, prompting him to force entry into the suite prior to being restrained.This period in Norwood's life would shape his acting career. The album was recorded over 18 months, and was released on June 26, 2001 with Atlantic Records.