Ray J recently said on Twitter that this season of For the Love of Ray J would be the last. But, that doesn’t mean he’s leaving VH1 anytime soon — a new series about his family is set to premiere Sunday, April 11 at 9/8c. Check out the press release below for details of this, as well as the For the Love of Ray J 2 reunion:
Superstar siblings Brandy and Ray J Norwood are famous for their incredible vocal talent on the stage and screen. But they wouldn’t be anywhere without the support and guidance of their parents – entertainment manager and mom, Sonja and talented musical father, Willie Norwood. In this new VH1 series, viewers will get a first hand glimpse into the lives of the Norwood family unit and their family business – Rn’B Productions. Run by Sonja, Rn’B Productions features an impressive roster of musical artists including Brandy, Ray J and their father Willie, who also serves as the company’s vocal coach. But with Sonja ready to take a step down, Brandy and Ray J will have to fill her shoes quickly all the while taking the family business to the next level. Will they have what it takes to continue to stay in the limelight while growing an entertainment empire? Watch as the Norwood’s join forces and reach new levels of success in Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business premieres on VH1 Sunday, April 11 at 9:00 PM.
From an early age Brandy and Ray J were exposed to the spotlight. Brandy blew the world away in the 90’s with her soulful voice as a teenager, scoring numerous hits on the pop charts and earning her first Grammy® at the age of 19. Popular for her starring role on the long running hit series Moesha and for her roles in films like Cinderella along side Whitney Houston, Brandy quickly became a household name. Following in his sister’s footsteps, Ray J emerged onto the scene in various TV shows and films and became a power player in the music industry with platinum selling hits like “Sexy Can I” and “One Wish.” Ray J is also famous for his reputation having dated many of Hollywood’s leading ladies and staring in two seasons of his own hit VH1 reality series, For the Love of Ray J.
“The Norwoods are an incrediblytalentedfamilywho truly love each other and I think our viewers will relate to that,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, VH1. “They are also a family in business together in a rapidly evolving industry, which offers a whole other level of complexity in their relationships. I was struck not only by their bond and honesty with each other, but also by their ability to put family first amidst all the rewards and struggles their industry can provide.”
In their new 11, one-hour episode series, both Brandy and Ray J will expand their roles in the family business. Brandy will step back into the music scene and team up with famous producer Timbaland for a new album all the while raising her seven year-old daughter Sy’rai. We’ll also see Ray J stepping out of his notorious bad boy image and collaborating with Rodney Jerkins and other popular R&B heavyweights. Father, Willie will continue to sing and coach his famous children while being the original voice of reason. And the matriarch of the family, Sonja, will strive to keep her famous family on the right track, while passing the family business down to her two superstar children.
Despite their success and celebrity status, the Norwoods’ are a typical American family who stick together. Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business premieres on VH1 Sunday, April 11 at 9:00 PM.
VH1.com will be home to show information, video clips, full episodes and more when Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business premieres in April.
Don’t forget to tune in when all your favorite ladies from the past 10 weeks reunite at the For The Love of Ray J 2 reunion show on Monday, February 8 at 8:00 PM. Watch as this season’s eliminated women finally give Ray J, and each other, a piece of their mind.