He first started off appearing in television commercials for a couple of different companies. He started his television career at the age of 8 auditioning and appearing in commercials, 1993 – 1994 is when his life was building his life in acting. Being a very sparkly soul he was offered a role in the UPN series from 1999 till the end in 2001. Later, he started with singing and signed records, boosting his flight through competitions, staying at the top of lists.
The young artist started with Elektra Records in 1995 and he began his 15 track debut ‘Everything you want’ all at the same time. “Let it go” made an appearance on “Set It Off” soundtrack. And hit 25 in the United States and 11 in New Zealand.
The second single reached number 54 on the United States R&B charts. And ended with the label in 1997, the very next year he made his appearance in the Doctor Do Little and demo in his second record.
A top ten success in Austria, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and many other countries Ray j recorded with Brandy “Another Day in Paradise”.
The song was lead single to the Urban Renewal, in which he was the co- producer and even performed in the songs. Amongst many producers and singers, Norwood worked alongside The Neptune’s, Rodney Jerkins and Lil’ Kim for ‘This Ain’t A Game’, which happened to be his second studio album. The album was completed in 18 months and released on June 26, 2001, with Atlantic Records. The ‘Wait A Minute’ rose up to number 30 in the United States – Billboard Hot 100 and a number 8 in the Hip - Hop songs.
The singer has earned a huge net worth from his singing and acting career, his recent net worth is estimated to be around $ 10 million.