The channel featuring all things Prince is back as part of our Black Music Month celebrations — and just in time for Prince’s birth month and the newly restored and remastered release of Prince and The Revolution: Live. Tune in to The Prince Channel all month on the SXM App and through June 7 on Channel 105 to hear the legendary 1985 performance from The Purple Rain Tour in its entirety, plus music from throughout Prince’s massive catalog, songs from artists he was connected to, celebrity-hosted “Purple Playlists,” and much more.
The entirely enhanced and reconstructed Prince and The Revolution: Live will be released on June 3. The concert will be both a CD and DVD, remixed and remastered onto Blu-ray video with selectable stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos sound. Prince’s late-career and Grammy-nominated recording engineer, Chris James, remixed the recently discovered source audio, which had remained archived in Prince’s legendary Paisley Park vault for over three decades. Pre-order the 3-LP, 2-CD/Blu-ray, and Collector’s Editions of Prince and The Revolution: Live here.
The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, recently issued a final preview of the much-anticipated release: a show-stopping rendition of Prince’s 1999 hit “Little Red Corvette”:
The relaunch of The Prince Channel coincides with the debut of Notorious Radio and The Whitney Channel, as well as the return of The 2PAC Channel. SiriusXM has collaborated with these iconic artists’ teams to deliver unique radio listening experiences that can only be found on SiriusXM. Pandora’s popular Black Music Forever Radio will also extend to its own SiriusXM channel, Black Music Forever Radio.SiriusXM will feature additional special programming to celebrate Black Music Month including one-hour specials hosted by notable contemporary black artists like Pusha T, DaBaby, Fivio Foreign, and Vince Staples, highlighting their musical influences on Hip Hop Nation. The Village Folk Show on The Bridge will air an archival performance from legendary blues musician Taj Mahal on June 5.
SiriusXM will also be airing live event specials in celebration of Black Music Month. GRAMMY®-winner Bobby Brown will discuss his new documentary series in front of a live studio at the LA Garage airing June 1 at 5 p.m. ET on Heart & Soul. Soul Town will air a performance and commentary from The Manhattans as they kick off the Soul Train Cruise concert series on June 19 at 5 p.m. ET. Reggae icon Shaggy will perform in-studio with a live audience in celebration of his new album Come FLY Wid Mi on SiriusXM FLY. On Rock the Bells Radio from June 1 through June 6, LL COOL J will guide listeners through his influential album Bigger and Deffer to mark 35 years since its release.Lastly, Grammy Award®-winning rapper 2 Chainz, will play a special invitation-only concert as part of SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series in Atlanta at Terminal West on Friday June 17, which will air that night on Hip Hop Nation. For information on how to attend SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series, featuring 2 Chainz please visit www.siriusxm.com/2ChainzPR.
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