SiriusXM Celebrates Black History Month

All through February, listen to programming that spotlights the impact of Black achievements and excellence across music, sports, and talk forums central to the fabric of our country and culture.

SiriusXM Celebrates Black History Month

All through February, listen to programming that spotlights the impact of Black achievements and excellence across music, sports, and talk forums central to the fabric of our country and culture.

What You’ll Hear

Three New Artist-Dedicated Music Channels

Tune in to limited-run channels featuring music icons Aretha Franklin and Miles Davis—plus so many of Motown’s best, from Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye to The Temptations and The Jackson 5.

Celebrate Black History Month with these SiriusXM channels

The 10s Spot

Artist Highlights

Pandora Now will highlight influencers, activists, and executives such as Virgil Abloh, Tamika Mallory, and Ethiopia Habtemariam during 30-second promos every other hour throughout the day for the month of February.

'60s Gold

The Top Fifty ’60s Soul Stars Countdown

Tune in for a 50-song listener-voted countdown of ’70s soul superstars, hosted by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

Saturday, February 19 at 2 pm ET
Sunday, February 20 at 10 am ET
Wednesday, February 23 at 10 pm ET

'70s on 7

The Top Fifty ’70s Soul Stars Countdown

Tune in for a 50-song listener-voted countdown of ’70s soul superstars, hosted by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

Friday, February 18 at 9 pm ET
Saturday, February 19 at 4 pm ET
Sunday, February 20 at 1 pm ET

'80s on 8

TLC-hosted Black History Month Feature

We’ll play blocks of eight songs celebrating Black artists from the “decade of excess” a few times daily throughout the month.

'90s on 9

TLC-hosted Black History Month Feature

TLC’s T-Bozz and Chilli will split hosting duties with Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men in a daily weekday feature showcasing Black artists.

B.B. King's Bluesville

Influences of the Blues with Keb Mo

Blues legend Keb Mo gives insight to the music of influential African American artists in the Blues world.

Tuesday, February 1, with encores throughout the month

The Beatles Channel

A Shot of Rhythm and Blues: Exploring The Beatles and Black Music Encore

This 4-part series hosted by Meshell Ndegeocello explores the relationship between The Beatles and Black music. Discover music from some of the Beatles earliest R&B heroes, and the many Black artists that went on to cover The Fab Four’s music.

(Part 1) February 1 – 6
(Part 2) February 7 – 13
(Part 3) February 14 – 20
(Part 4) February 21 – 28

The Beatles Channel

Twist and Shout: The Beatles Connection to R&B and Soul Music

On this new show, hosts Chris Carter and Jimmy Jam play some of the great Beatles songs performed by R&B artists as well as R&B songs covered by The Beatles.

Friday, February 11 at 11 am and 9 pm ET
Saturday, February 12 at 3 pm ET
Sunday, February 13 at 11 am ET
Wednesday, February 16 at 12 am ET
Thursday, February 17 at 1 pm ET

Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Radio

Bob Marley Roots 77 Birthday Concert

In honour of what would’ve been iconic musician, Bob Marley’s 77th birthday on February 6, Tuff Gong Radio is airing a special concert recorded at Tuff Gong International Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. The lineup includes reggae, roots, and dancehall legends as well as contemporary stars all paying tribute – featuring Marcia Griffiths, Bugle, Aman Yea, Tony Rebel, Gyptian, Queen Ifrica, and Black Am I.

Sunday, February 6

CBC Country

Tebey Takeover

Platinum-selling country artist Tebey takes over SiriusXM Country to spin some music from the black musicians he believes are paving the way for emerging artists while setting up for his 2022 Shotgun Rider tour and his latest single What Was I Drinking.

Friday, February 4 at 6 ET
Sunday, February 6 at 11 ET
Wednesday, February 9 at 8 ET
Friday, February 18 at 6 ET
Sunday, February 20 at 11 ET
Wednesday, February 23 at 8 ET

Classic Vinyl

The Top 10 R&B Artists to Inspire Classic Rock

Otis Williams, founder and last surviving original member, and the current members of the Temptations sit down for an in-depth conversation about the history of the group, their new album, working with Smokey Robinson, and much more.

Friday, February 18 on the SXM App
February 21 – 27 on Classic Vinyl

Diplo's Revolution

Black Music Month DJ Celebration

Hosted by channel resident DJ and Jersey Club music icon DJ Sliink, and BPM’s Aluna, this show will feature a block of DJ sets from Aluna, Gordo, Say My Name, and other DJs who represent the growing community of Black dance artists.

The Groove

Funkiest Songs of All Time

Funk legend Bootsy Collins counts down all your favorite 1970’s funk songs from George Clinton to The Commodores.

TBD

Heart & Soul

Black History Month Kick Off

Multi-Grammy Winning singer & songwriter, PJ Morton and his band join Cayman Kelly Live from the Gumbo Recording Studios in New Orleans. Morton will perform music from his new project coming later this year and some of his classic hits.

Tuesday, February 1 at 5 PM ET
Saturday, February 5 at 12 PM ET
Sunday, February 6 at 8 PM ET

Heart & Soul

’90s Trailblazers

Brandy, Kelly Rowland, India Arie, Leela James and Lalah Hathaway spin their favourite 90’s hits.

Sunday, February 6

The Heat

Future Black History

R&B star Chloe Bailey spotlights emerging R&B and Hip-Hop acts who are set to make ‘future history’ on the charts and in the culture.

TBD

The Indigiverse

The Kim Wheeler Show

Kim Wheeler welcomes special guest, Julian Taylor for an in-depth conversation about his identity as a Black Mohawk musician.

Friday February 4 at 4 pm ET
Saturday, February 5 at 12 pm ET
Sunday, February 6 at 7 pm ET

Influence Franco

Influence-Moi Avec Sarahmée (Takeover)

Senegalese-Canadian musician Sarahmée talks about the influence artists like Dinos, Aya Nakamura, Alicia Keys, Burma Boy and Lous and the Yakuza had on her latest album.

Wednesday, February 9 at 6 pm ET
Thursday, February 10 at 6 am ET
Saturday, February 12 at 11 am ET
Sunday, February 13 at 5 pm ET
Monday, February 14 at 9 am ET
Tuesday February 15 at 12 pm ET

Influence Franco

Influence-Moi Avec Webster (Takeover)

Aly Ndiaye, also known as veteran rapper Webster, takes over Influence Franco to talk about the influence KC LMNOP, Yvon Krevé, Jamal, Sunz of Man and Miles Davis had on his music. We also take a deep dive into his song Quebec History X that recounts black history in Québec from the time of Champlain to today.

Wednesday, February 2 at 6 pm ET
Thursday, February 3 at 6 am ET
Saturday, February 5 at 11 am ET
Sunday, February 6 at 5 pm ET
Monday, February 7 at 9 am ET
Tuesday February 8 at 12 pm ET

LL COOL J's Rock The Bells Radio

Trailblazers of Hip Hop

Senegalese-Canadian musician Sarahmée talks about the influence artists like Dinos, Aya Nakamura, Alicia Keys, Burma Boy and Lous and the Yakuza had on her latest album.

Premieres Thursday, February 17 at 12 PM ET

LL COOL J's Rock The Bells Radio

All City Day— New Jersey

On the final day of Black History Month, Rock the Bells Radio digs deep into the rich hip-hop culture from New Jersey.

Monday, February 28 at 8 am ET and all month on the SXM App

North Americana

Jon Batiste Takeover

Award winning musician and activist Jon Batiste (who is also the bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) takes over North Americana to celebrate Black musicians who have inspired his music and share the stories that led to his latest album We Are – his message of, “love for humanity, of humble reverence for our past, and of a hopeful future in which we are the ones who can save us.” He is the top Grammy nominee this year with eleven nominations including Record of the Year for Freedom, Album of the Year for We Are, and recognition in the American roots, R&B, jazz, and soundtrack categories.

Friday, February 11 at 6 ET
Saturday, February 12 at 11 ET
Wednesday, February 16 at 8 ET

North Americana

Sunday Service Black Music Spotlight

Tune in every Sunday at 9 ET this February for Sarah Burke’s black music spotlight with special guests like Jon Batiste, Valerie June, Keb’ Mo’ and more.

Sundays at 9 ET

Pandora Now

Making History Now

Pandora Now will highlight influencers, activists, and executives such as Virgil Abloh, Tamika Mallory, and Ethiopia Habtemariam during 30-second promos every other hour throughout the day for the month of February.

Poplandia

About to Pop – Black History Month edition

About to Pop will showcase up-and-coming music from Black artists all month long.

Airing 5 and 10 ET Monday – Friday

Poplandia

Jully Black Takeover

Singer Jully Black is taking over Poplandia in celebration of Black History Month. Jully will guest DJ the hour playing some of the most influential artists of colour in Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B. She’ll be telling stories about why these songs are so important while playing some of her own music along away. Plus you’ll hear music from her brand new album.

Friday, February 11 at 6 ET
Sunday, February 13 at 11 ET
Wednesday, February 16 at 8 ET

Real Jazz

Christian McBride Town Hall

Hear The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons, a big band tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, and Malcolm X.

February 6 – 8

Real Jazz

Terence Blanchard Town Hall

Tune in for a Town Hall with Grammy-award winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, who reopened the Met in 2021 with his work “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” making him the first African American composer in the 138-year history of the Met.

February 20 – 24

Real Jazz

Pieces of a Man

TLC’s T-Bozz and Chilli will split hosting duties with Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men in a daily weekday feature showcasing Black artists.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio

The Temptations 60

Otis Williams, founder and last surviving original member, and the current members of the Temptations sit down for an in-depth conversation about the history of the group, their new album, working with Smokey Robinson, and much more.

Tuesday, February 15 at 4 pm ET
Wednesday, February 16 at 12 pm ET
Friday, February 18 at 9 am ET
Saturday, February, 19 at 6 pm ET
Sunday, February 20 at 9 pm ET
Also on the SXM App after the premier

Rumbon

La Herencia Rumbera

Host George Nenadich goes deep into the roots of Afro-Caribbean and its impact in the salsa genre during this 2-hour special celebrating Black History Month.

Soul Cycle Radio

Celebrating Black History Month with SoulCycle

This year for Black History Month, we’ll honour and celebrate inspiring Black artists and the incredible music they’ve created. Hear handpicked songs from SoulCycle instructors as they tell us what Black History Month means to them.

Soul Town

Classic Soul Countdown: Message Songs (Hosted by The Temptations)

Hear songs composed out of concern over the country’s lack of support for Civil Rights, featuring messages that are encouraging and uplifting, and provide an honest portrayal of what it was like to be Black in America in the ’60s and early ’70s.

Symphony Hall

Living American with Julius P Williams

Julius P Williams—conductor, professor, and first African American president of the Conductors Guild—hosts Living American, showcasing his own works and those by other African American conductors.

Tuesday, February 8

Tom Petty Radio

The New Guy Show

Heartbreakers’ Steve Ferrone spotlights Black History Month with artists that inspired him and influenced his drumming.

Wednesday, February 9 at 2 pm ET
Thursday, February 10 at 2 am and 8 pm ET
Friday, February 11 at 9 am ET
Saturday, February 12 at 3 pm and 11 pm ET
Sunday, February 13 at 9 am and 12 pm ET

Tom Petty Radio

The Benmont Tench Show

Keyboardist Benmont Tench spotlights Black History Month with artists that inspired him and influenced The Heartbreakers sound.

Wednesday, February 16 at 2 pm E
Thursday, February 17 at 2 am and 8 pm ET
Friday, February 18 at 9 am ET
Saturday, February 19 at 3 pm and 11 pm ET
Sunday, February 20 at 12 pm and 9 pm ET

Tom Petty Radio

Black History Month Buried Treasure Weekend

Hear a selection of Tom Petty’s favourite R&B, blues, soul, and rock music from African American artists.

February 18 – 20 (up to 4 times an hour)

Tom Petty Radio

Flanagan’s Wake

Hear African American artists that influenced The Heartbreakers sound in celebration of Black History Month.

Wednesday, February 23 at 2 pm ET
Thursday, February 24 at 2 am and 8 pm ET
Friday, February 25 at 9 am ET
Saturday, February 26 at 3 pm and 11 pm ET
Sunday, February 27 at 12 pm and 9 pm ET

U2-X Radio

Adam Clayton’s Playlist

In honour of Black History Month, Adam Clayton’s monthly show will feature artists focusing on alternative soul.

SiriusXM Fight Nation

Paving the Way in MMA

In recognition of the achievements and excellence of Black and African American fighters throughout MMA history, Din Thomas and Angela Hill are joined by special guests Yves Edwards, Anthony Smith, Karyn Bryant, and King Mo to highlight pioneers of the sport and discuss their significance in growing and promoting it.

Wednesday, February 16 from 5–7 pm ET
Replays multiple times throughout the month

SiriusXM NBA Radio

NBA Radio’s Tribute to Black History

NBA Radio will cover 28 topics involving the NBA and Black History, one for each day in February. The channel will also air 30 vignettes featuring NBA players talking about what Black History Month means to them, and play-by-play coverage of the NBA’s first HBCU Classic Game between the Howard University and Morgan State University men’s basketball teams.

SiriusXM NFL Radio

Play-by-play of the HBCU Legacy Bowl from New Orleans

Catch the Legacy Bowl presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame—the postseason all-star game showcasing the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. More than a football game, the week-long celebration of Black culture and history provides invaluable exposure and opportunity for HBCU students.

SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

Golfing Pioneers

Tune in for a series of daily vignettes focused on trailblazers in the sport of golf. The channel’s talk shows will also feature two special guests per week.

Business Radio

Randy Zuckerberg Means Business

Randi Zuckerberg will spotlight black entrepreneurs and their influence in corporate America.

Wednesday, February 2nd at 5 pm ET
Thursday, February 3rd at 5 am ET
Friday, February 4th at 8 am ET
Sunday, February 6th at 3 pm ET
Tuesday, February 8th at 6 am ET

Canada Talks

Good Mornings with Dahlia Kurtz

Throughout February, guests on Good Mornings with Dahlia Kurtz will include Kathy Grant, Canada’s pre-eminent historian on Canada’s Black Veterans and the unheard stories of how they’ve contributed to the country; compassionate anti-racism education, Shakil Choudury; and Gay and Black Pride activist, Osmel Maynes.

Weekdays at 7 am EST

Canada Talks

Canada Now with Jeff Sammut

Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) will drop by Canada Now with Jeff Sammut to talk about Sweet Blackberry, her line of children’s books and animated video series about unsung heroes in Black history.

TBD

Canada Talks

The Breakdown with Allison Dore

Throughout February, guests on The Breakdown with Allison Dore will include Patrice Goodman, a BIPOC Canadian Screen Award-winning actress and the lead on a new CBC show called Overlord and the Underwoods, the first Black family comedy and only the second Black sitcom in Canadian history; and Canadian Hip-Hop artist, author, Guinness World Record holder and motivational speaker Duane ‘D.O’ Gibson, who is set to celebrate the 20 year anniversary launch of his motivational school tour titled Black Canadian 365: Still Driven.

Weekdays at 3 pm EST

Just For Laughs Canada

Comic Stripped

Comedians Rodney Ramsey and Daniel Woodrow are guest hosting Comic Stripped all month long, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Underground Comedy Railroad tour with a compilation album and interviews with comics Patrick Haye, Keesha Brownie, Zabrina Douglas and Andrew Searles.

Mondays at 8 pm EST
Tuesdays at 3 am EST

Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Radio

Hear weekly segments honouring Black voices in comedy including Paul Mooney, Luenell and others who have made an impact in the industry.

Tuesdays at 2 pm ET
Wednesdays at 9 ET
Fridays at 12 pm
Sundays at 8 pm ET

Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Radio

It’s Showtime at the Apollo

Go behind the curtains of the legendary Apollo Theater and hear the biggest stand-up comedians before they were stars, including Martin Lawrence, Gabriel Iglesias, Mo’nique, Jo Koy, Bill Burr, Sommore, Robert Klein, Chris Tucker, Dennis Miller, Tracy Morgan, Steve Harvey, and many more.

Thursdays at 2 pm ET

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