If you like Beyoncé, Jay Z, Rihanna, Drake, DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Usher and Miguel, then you’re going to love The Heat (Ch. 46) — today’s hottest R&B and hip-hop. See what tracks have been blowing up on the charts and in the club, and get in on conversations about the culture all in one spot.

With classic throwbacks and current hits, The Heat plays everything you want to hear, from your car to the party and back home.

Get to know one of your new favorite channels with our primer below!


What does The Heat sound like? 

A non-stop party

Who are the hosts on the channel and when do they air? 

DÉJÀ VU (Weekdays 6am-Noon ET), DION DEEZY (Weekdays Noon-6pm ET), HERKULES (Weeknights 6pm-Midnight), CHRIS STYLES (Fridays 9-Midnight ET)

What artists are most important to the genre?

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, Miguel, Usher

Which artists influenced The Heat’s music?

Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, TLC, Pharrell, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake

How are artists on The Heat changing the genre? 

These artists set the tone for what’s hot, what’s cool and what’s now. They are always in the pop-culture conversation, from what we hear, to what we wear to the words we say. The standard is set with these culture shapers.

 Check out The Heat’s Facebook page and Twitter account to join the music conversation.

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