Black Music Month 2018: Celebrate with specials across SiriusXM
SiriusXM celebrates the sounds and artists of Black Music Month with special programming across multiple channels. From one-on-one interviews to full channel take-overs, click on the logos below to see specials airing on each channel.
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The Warm Up
Fridays 9 pm ET with replays Sundays at 10pm ET & Tuesdays at 9 pm ET
Enjoy an hour of nothing but the newest and freshest joints, hosted by your favorite artists! During Black Music Month, our guest hosts include Ella Mai (6/1), Amara La Negra (6/8) and Jade Novah (6/15).
SiriusXM Hot Seat
Monday, June 4 at 9 pm ET with a replay Thursday, June 7 at 12 am ET
Nothings off limits when you’re in the hot seat. This time, we catch up with Jussie Smollett, who has had a huge year so far. He wrapped up filming the fourth season of Fox’s hit drama Empire, where he plays Jamal Lyon AND he released his long-awaited debut album, Sum of My Music.
Saturday, June 16 at 7 am ET with replays at 1 pm & 9 pm ET and Sunday, June 17 at 12 pm & 7 pm ET
Don’t miss The Heat’s weekly 35 countdown with special guest host Jermaine Dupri! The “Fire Department” has spoken and assembled The Heat’s most popular 35 songs of the week! While Dupri counts from 35-to-1, you’ll hear a few throwbacks, new music, and more.
BET Experience & Awards Weekend 2018
Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24
BET Experience is an exciting multicultural music and entertainment festival, which takes place each year in Los Angeles in conjunction with the BET Awards. The Heat will be on the ground broadcasting live from the BET Awards Radio Row, interviewing some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B, as well as this year’s most exciting new artists!
SiriusXM Town Hall with Jermaine Dupri
Saturday, June 30
Jermaine Dupri is gearing up for a banner year. He is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June, becoming only the second hip-hop artist to ever be inducted. He is also celebrating he 25th anniversary of the iconic Atlanta-based hip-hop label So So Def with the release of the essential compilation So So Def 25. This anniversary year has also seen Dupri honored with several awards, including the 2018 Trumpet Awards Music Innovation Award, the 2018 Global Spin Awards Breaking Barriers Award as well as the 2018 Legendary Awards Trailblazer Award. Dupri sits down in front of a live studio audience for SiriusXM’s Town Hall series to answer questions from fans and talk about his life and career.
Mr. Cheeks on The Happy Hour with Heather B.
Tuesday, June 19 at 7 pm ET
Grammy-winning rapper Mr. Cheeks, known for his work with Lost Boyz as well as his own solo career, sits down for an interview with Heather B. and treats us to an exclusive in-studio performance.
So So Def FLY 25 Anniversary Takeover
Friday, June 15-Sunday, June 17
SiriusXM FLY is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic Atlanta-based hip-hop label So So Def with a weekend-long takeover hosted by Jermaine Dupri. Sony Music’s Certified Classics will mark the anniversary by releasing the essential compilation So So Def 25 featuring Jay-Z, Xscape, Aaliyah, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Jagged Edge, Ghost Town DJ, Da Brat and many more.
Charlie Wilson Channel Takeover
Saturday, June 2 at 4 pm ET
Charlie Wilson knows a thing or two about funk and R&B music. He’ll be taking over hosting duties, playing his favorite songs from the ’70s and ’80s for a channel take over you don’t want to miss.
The Soul Train Cruise 2018
Saturdays in June at 5 pm ET*
SiriusXM was onboard the 2018 Soul Train Cruise recording many of the incredible moments from this year’s celebration of Soul from the ’60s, ’70s and the ’80s. Throughout the month, The Groove will be airing live performances from Spinners (6/9), Whispers (6/16), Jeffrey Osbourne (6/23), The Tramps (6/30 12am) and Howard Hewett (6/30 6pm). Additionally, we’ve compiled a Best of Soul Train 2018 special (6/30) featuring Eddie Levert, Gerald Alston, Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Osborne, Whispers and Spinners.
Jeffrey Osbourne Channel Takeover
Friday, June 22 at 4 pm ET
Jeffrey Osbourne is keeping old school R&B and Soul music alive and keeping YOU awake and ready to dance. He’ll be taking over hosting duties, playing his favorite songs from the ’70s and ’80s for a channel take over you don’t want to miss.
Talking Soul with The Temptations
Friday, June 1 at 6 pm ET
Otis Williams, the last surviving original member of the Temptations, gives us insight into his life and career with the iconic quintet.
The Soul Train Cruise 2018
Sundays in June at 6 pm ET*
SiriusXM was onboard the 2018 Soul Train Cruise recording many of the incredible moments from this year’s celebration of Soul from the ’60s, ’70s and the ’80s. Throughout the month, Soul Town will be airing live performances from The Miracles, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., and Spinners. Additionally, we’ve compiled a Best of Soul Train 2018 special (6/24 at 5 pm ET*) featuring Eddie Levert, Gerald Alston, Whispers and Spinners.
The Future of Hip-Hop Music
Saturdays in June at 1 pm ET
DJ Nina 9 takes you for a ride and introduces you to a collective of artists you will soon be hearing more of. Every weekend she will feature a new artist on the rise, or as she calls it, “#NextWitNina.” Listen to interviews and performances from Brooklyn Queen (6/2), Melii (6/9), Dice Soho (6/16) and more surprises (6/23,6/30).
Governors Ball Festival
Friday, June 1- Sunday, June 3
New York City’s homegrown fest Governors Ball is back for its eighth year, and DJ Nina 9 be on the ground bringing you all the hip-hop action. The festival takes place on Randall’s Island Park with more than 65 artists taking the stage throughout the weekend. Hear sets from Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Vic Mensa and more! Click here for the full schedule.
Rae Sremmurd Weekend Takeover
Friday, June 8 at 5pm ET – Monday, June 4
Rae Sremmurd takes control of Hip-Hop Nation all weekend, playing music from their new album, SR3MM (Shremm 3) / Swaecation / JXMTRO (Jim-Tro). Hear stories, go behind the scenes, and find out what happens when we hand them the keys to the airwaves.