Michael Jackson Radio Channel Comes to SiriusXM
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The King of Pop joins The Boss and Old Blue Eyes on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
The month-long Michael Jackson channel was announced on Wednesday by the singer’s estate.
The channel will feature music from Jackson’s albums and live performances, including his 1988 concerts at London’s Wembley Stadium during its Bad Tour.
King of Pop’s 24-hour programming will begin at noon Eastern Time. Jackson joins SiriusXM channels dedicated to artists like Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles.
Playlists created by singer Akon, Jackson’s brothers and fellow Jackson 5 members Jackie, Marlon and Tito will also be featured.
It will also include music that has influenced Jackson from artists such as James Brown and Sly & the Family Stone, and artists Jackson has influenced including BeyoncÃ©, Justin Timberlake and Usher.
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Journalist and author Steven Ivory, a family friend who has interviewed Jackson often, will provide the voice for the channel, telling stories, introducing discussions that chronicle Jackson’s story and career, and sharing his own Jackson playlist. .
Ivory said the music and message of Jackson, who died in 2009 at the age of 50, is especially suited to the world in a time of turmoil and turmoil.
âMichael’s music has always rallied the world to recognize historical angst in songs and videos such as ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ and ‘Black or White’,â Ivory said in a statement. At the same time, he aspired to unify and rule the world with inspirational hymns like ‘Heal the World’ and ‘Earth Song’ that addressed issues that were important to him such as protecting our planet. “
The channel will be available for 30 days on the SiriusXM app and streaming devices, and on channel 50 of the satellite radio network for one week.