SiriusXM’s exclusive Michael Jackson channel — featuring the best of the King of Pop — will give you the perfect soundtrack for dancing or rocking the night away when it launches today, July 15 at 12 pm ET.
The Michael Jackson Channel will feature music from the King of Pop’s entire catalogue, from The Jackson 5 to his solo hits, live performances, and Michael Jackson’s “Live at Wembley” concert from 1988. The channel will also air King of Pop Playlists featuring Guest DJs such as Akon, Rodney Jerkins, as well as Jackson 5 members and brothers, Jackie, Marlon and Tito, playing and discussing their favourite Michael Jackson songs. The Michael Jackson Channel is voiced by journalist and author Steven Ivory whose byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Billboard, the Hollywood Reporter, Essence and Vibe, among others. Ivory is a longtime Jackson family friend and interviewed Michael Jackson, his sister and brothers many times over the years. He weaves history, context and insight around Michael’s music and the artists who influenced Michael and who were influenced by him. Ivory has also created a playlist he is calling Now More Than Ever as a soundtrack for this important moment in history.
“Michael’s music has always rallied the world to acknowledge historical anguish with songs and videos such as ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ and “Black or White,” said Ivory. “At the same time, he aspired to unify and lead the world with inspiring anthems like ‘Heal the World’ and ‘Earth Song’ which addressed issues that were important to him such as the care of our planet.”
The Now More Than Ever King of Pop Playlist premiers on Friday, July 17 at 7:00 pm ET. The Michael Jackson Channel will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Pop category. Additionally, channel 50 will become The Michael Jackson Channel from July 15 at 12:00 pm ET through July 21.
SiriusXM is launching our latest collection of exclusive radio channels dedicated to iconic musicians, including brand-new channels from Beastie Boys, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, and Queen, plus the return of The Prince Channel, which will be available through Thursday, August 13 on the SiriusXM app, internet-connected devices, and smart speakers in your home. We’ve collaborated with these legendary artists and their teams to create unique, hand-crafted radio channels that listeners and fans will find nowhere else. Click below to stream all six channels.
For information on these new music channels dedicated to iconic artists, head over to siriusxm.ca/newchannels.