The world lost a legend on Christmas Day after the death of British pop star George Michael. In his honor, SiriusXM will launch a tribute channel dedicated to his memory on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 12 p.m. ET.
Faith, the George Michael Tribute Channel, will air on channel 13 and will run through Jan. 10. It will feature music from the singer’s entire body of work. Fans will hear Michael’s earliest recordings with Wham!, his acclaimed collaborations with Elton John, Aretha Franklin and Queen, plus his solo hits. Michael’s 1987 solo debut album Faith produced four No. 1 singles and sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.
Prior to his death, Michael was said to be working on a solo album and putting the final touches on a special documentary about his famed career. He’s currently a nominee for induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2017. He died of heart failure at his home in England at the age of 53.
Michael was a two-time Grammy Award winner and sold more than 100 million albums in his 35-year career.
British singer George Michael stands in the spotlight as he performs during his concert at the Hallenstadion arena in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday evening, Oct. 26, 2006. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)
In this Dec. 2, 1993 file photo, George Michael performs at “Concert of Hope” to mark World AIDS Day at London’s Wembley Arena. According to a publicist on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, the singer has died at the age of 53. (AP Photo/Gill Allen)
British singer George Michael performs at a concert to raise money for AIDS charity Sidaction, during the Symphonica tour at Palais Garnier Opera house in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
PHOTOS: AP Photo/Gill Allen; AP Photo/Keystone; AP Photo/Francois Mori; Steffen Schmidt