For the Love of Ray J

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For the Love of Ray J
Created by Cris Abrego
Mark Cronin
Starring Willie Ray Norwood Jr.
Composer(s) Moweezy
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Executive producer(s) Cris Abrego
Mark Cronin
Ben Samek
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Original network VH1
Original release February 2, 2009 – February 8, 2010
Followed by I Love Money
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business

For the Love of Ray J is a dating show on VH1 featuring hip hop singer Ray J.[1][2][3] The program has a format similar to Flavor of Love, I Love New York, and Rock of Love.[4] In reference to the series, Ray J said:

The show ended right before the spin-off Family Business which stars Ray and his sister Brandy. Ray J called the show "a learning experience."

Season 1[edit]

The show, which premiered on February 2, 2009, follows Ray J and a group of 14 female contestants. The winner was Cocktail (Joanna Hernandez).

Season 2[edit]

A second season premiered on November 2, 2009, with a group of 19 female contestants.[7] The winner was 32 year-old Mz. Berry (Connie Deveaux).

Airing of the show[edit]

Season Season premiere Season finale Reunion show Winner Runner Up Contestants Episodes
1 February 2, 2009
(2.3M viewers)[8]
April 20, 2009
(4.22M viewers)[9]
April 27, 2009
(3.753M viewers)[10]
Cocktail (Joanna Hernandez) Unique (Danielle Pastorino) 14 12
2 November 2, 2009 February 1, 2010 February 8, 2010 Mz Berry (Connie Deveaux) Platinum (Mary Cherry) 19 14


  1. ^ "Another Love Drama On VH1 - For The Love Of Ray J". 
  2. ^ "VH1 "For The Love Of Ray J" Contestants Revealed". 
  3. ^ Clarke, Norm (January 5, 2009). "The scene and heard". Las Vegas Review-Journal: A3. 
  4. ^ "For the Love of Ray J: Meet the Ladies". VH1 Blog. VH1. January 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  5. ^ "Lipstick Alley: For the Love of Ray J". 
  6. ^ "5 Questions: Ray J" | Interview |
  7. ^ For The Love Of Ray J 2 – Meet The Ladies! | Reality TV + Gossip | VH1 Blog
  8. ^ Levin, Gary (11 February 2009). "Grammys tick upward". Life. USA Today. p. D.2. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "List of top 15 cable TV programs in the Nielsen ratings for April 20–26". Washington Post Express. Associated Press. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  10. ^ Seidman, Robert (6 May 2009). "Bulls vs. Celtics, WWE RAW and NCIS lead cable shows". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 21 September 2010.