Ray Horton

Rayland Horton

Also known as Horton, Ray
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Discography of Ray Horton:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The One 4 Me 3 Audio 2000 BMG
2 Because I Love You 4 Audio 1999 Booya Records
3 I Cry 3 Audio 1999 Booya Records
4 I Cry 3 Audio 1999
5 Tell My Heart 4 Audio 2000-02-28
6 Hotel California 4 Audio 2001-07-02
7 The One 4 Me 4 Audio 2000-07-17
8 First Time 11 Audio 1999-11-22 Booya Records
9 Let's Just Be Friends / Miss U 10 Audio 2011-03-15 Not On Label
10 The Album 11 Audio 1999 Booya Records
11 Stop The Play 5 Audio 2002 Coconut Records
12 Because I Love You 3 Audio 1999 Booya Records
13 Because I Love You! 3 Audio 2012-12-20 HWT Booyanova

Ray Horton was born in the german city Heidelberg, where his father worked for the US-Army. Quickly after his birth he went back to the States and grew up in Seattle/Washington, where he

was already a little gospel star at the age of 9. He rememberes his first solo sing part at the choir very good and remembered, that all the people started to scream as he started to sing.

Even today Ray’s voice got a great effect to the people. Ray's past in the music business goes back to “The Real Milli Vanilli”, in 1990, where he was a singer/rapper. After that, he was a

member of the group Try'n'B (1992) which had some hits like “Sexy Eyes” and “Tell Me When’re It Hurts”. Then, after doing some projects, Ray was in Toni Cottura's old Fun Factory guys in the

new formation as Fun Affairs and sang on the phone-answer machine of Steve Browarczyk (who later became part of Triple-S and then CBM and was part of the Underdog Project producers)

who was part of the “new” Fun Factory, too, and Toni was like “whoa! who is this guy” when he called him and heard the answering-message. He wanted Ray’s phone number immediatly and called him a few Day’s later. After the call, Ray went directly to the Booya studios and recorded

at the same day the song “Remember the Time” for the very popular Booya artist Nana. That was

in January 1998 and since then Ray was on Tour with the Booya Family and recorded more songs for Nana like “Dreams”, ”Pocket full of Memories” and “You”.

Then Ray’s first solo single was released, called “Because I love you” a cover of the Stevie B. Hit. This single shows all the talent that Ray got in his voice and is the first single of Rayss first Pop/R&B Album, “First Time”, that was released in 1999. Then followed the singles “I Cry” and “Tell My Hear”, but with less success. After that’n, the Booya Family split, and ray worked with Criss Tonino and the groups Minimax Project, Sonat and Sozey, for Phatt Krazy records. Here is also where he recorded the songs “The One 4 Me” and featured on the song “Winner 4 Life”. This was in 2000-2002.

In 2003, Ray did feature in some projects. Among them was the project Peaceworkers, with the song “Stop the war (from starting”.

Then it took some years before we heard something new from Ray. In Bamberg, Germany (where he was living until the end of 2008), he hooked up with the producers Drastic and DMO from the “Chrome Headz”. Ray was impressed by their performance and then the guys started to work together. In 2007-2008, we culd hear a lot of amazing songs with Ray and the Chrome Headz like “Under The Bridge”, “Our Story ( Happy Birthday”, “Crappy New Year”, “From me 2 U” and

serveral others. Drastic and DMO are very talented producers and they really bring out the best in Ray.

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