UPDATE: The Prince Tribute Channel has been extended! You can now enjoy Prince’s hits, classic B-sides, and live performances, exclusively on Channel 50 through Friday May 13th
We’re paying tribute to the unforgettable, undefinable Prince with a channel featuring music from his ground-breaking, iconic and innovative career that spanned over 30 years.
SiriusXM’s The Prince Tribute Channel will air on Ch. 50, featuring music from the vast body of artistry from Prince’s entire career, including his earliest recordings through his most recent release HITnRUN Phase One. The special channel will also feature music by artists that Prince was closely linked to, inspired by and collaborated with. (If you don’t have a current subscription, click here to find out how you can listen.)
Prince died Thursday April, 21 in his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He was 57.
He sold more than 100 million records throughout his prolific career, won seven Grammys and a Best Original Score Academy Award for Purple Rain in 1985, and performed one epic Super Bowl Halftime performance. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.
“He always believed that our time in this life is limited at best,” SiriusXM host Larry Flick remembers. “He would say when you’re here you’re a flash, you should take an advantage of that flash … and act in the most pure way.”
Flick continued: “This has turned out to be an extraordinary year for loss, particularly in the world of music … adding Prince to the list only makes this a more devastating year. He never ceased to be inspired and moved by so many different things in life. It’s devastating for so many reasons. The experience of Prince as an artist, as a man, as a creative force in the world, not just music, the loss is extraordinary, and I had the enormous honor and pleasure of working for Prince. ”
As he touched so many, we will remember Prince across many SiriusXM channels today, and share thoughts and remembrances from DJs, hosts and fans.
You will find continuous special coverage and Prince tributes on the following channels: The Groove (Ch. 50), Entertainment Weekly Radio (Ch. 105), Radio Andy (Ch. 102), and 80s on 8.
Original MTV VJs Mark Goodman & Alan Hunter: “There were so many people from all different walks of life that were concerned about [Prince dying]”
Andy Cohen and John Benjamin Hickey on My Favorite Song: Prince and David Bowie “redefined what it means to be a man.”
BPM host Geronimo recalls seeing Prince in the late ’90s
“While working at WKTU in New York in the late 90’s, Prince was the special surprise guest at our “Three Divas on Broadway” show at the Cort Theatre featuring Donna Summer, Chaka Khan and Gloria Estefan. He sat quietly right near me for most of the show and then quickly snuck on stage and absolutely stole the show. It was an amazing and legendary moment with Prince that I’ll never forget.”
Toure and Bob Merlis talk Prince on Make It Plain
Reporter and cultural critic Nelson George talks about the tragic passing of Prince, and why he made an era.
Chris Cornell covers Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U