They also report that Ray J will be paid a $30,000 allowance for flights and accommodations for his time away from home. Ray J, who is singer Brandy’s brother, is also said to be looking to purchase property in Mayfair after he’s finished with the show.
He was born William Ray Norwood Jr. in January 1981 in Mississippi to gospel singer father Willie Norwood and mother Sonja Bates-Norwood.
When he was young, he moved with his parents and older sister Brandy, the award-winning singer and actress, to California.
After he and his family moved to California, he landed some TV commercials around the age of eight.
He played foster son L.J. Beckley in the sitcom The Sinbad Show, starring stand-up comedian David Adkins, from 1993 to 1994. He then teamed with the cast of the sitcom Moesha, which his sister Brandy starred in the lead role.
In 1995 when he was only 14 he signed to Elektra Records and released his debut album called Everything You Want, which peaked at number 25 in the charts.
He was cut from the label two years later and produced for the toy company Mattel, putting music together for numerous TV commercials.
In 2001, he recorded a version of Phil Collins “Another Day In Paradise with Brandy Brandy which was a Top Ten hit across Europe. Also that year he released a second album, This Ain’t A Game, through Atlantic Records which to this day has only sold 300,000 copies.
His third album was released in 2003 and its single One Wish was a top 20 success. His fourth album All I Feel sold the same amount as his second.