LOS ANGELES (AP) — The King of Pop joins The Boss and Old Blue Eyes on SiriusXM satellite radio.
The month michael jackson channel was announced by the singer’s estate on Wednesday.
The channel will feature music from Jackson’s albums and live performances, including his 1988 concerts at London’s Wembley Stadium during his Bad Tour.
24-hour King of Pop programming will begin at noon EST. Jackson joins SiriusXM channels devoted 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 Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Usher.
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Journalist and author Steven Ivory, a family friend who has often interviewed Jackson, will provide the voice of the channel, telling stories, introducing discussions that chronicle Jackson’s history 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 particularly suited to the world at a time of turmoil and turmoil.
“Michael’s music has consistently rallied the world to recognize historical angst in songs and videos such as ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ and ‘Black or White,'” Ivory said in a statement. “At the same time, he aspired to unify and lead the world with inspirational anthems like ‘Heal the World’ and ‘Earth Song’ which addressed issues that were important to him like caring for our planet.”
The channel will be available for 30 days on the SiriusXM app and streaming devices, and on the Satellite Radio Network’s Channel 50 for one week.