Michael Jackson channel launching on SiriusXM
LOS ANGELES The King of Pop is joining The Boss and Old Blue Eyes on SiriusXM satellite radio. The month-long Michael Jackson channel was announced Wednesday by the singer's estate. Jackson joins SiriusXM channels devoted to artists like Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles. It will also include music that influenced Jackson from artists including James Brown and Sly & the Family Stone, and artists that Jackson influenced including Beyonc, Justin Timberlake and Usher. Journalist and author Steven Ivory, a family friend who interviewed Jackson often, will provide the voice of the channel, telling stories, introducing discussions that chronicle the history and career of Jackson and sharing his own Jackson playlist.
Miley Cyrus, J Balvin, Coldplay, Justin Bieber & More Perform in Global Citizen's 'Unite for Our Future' Event
Miley Cyrus, Shakira, J Balvin, Justin Bieber, Usher and many more took part in Global Citizen's Global Goal: Unite for our Future event on Saturday. Cyrus covered the Beatles' "Help" in an empty Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. Join our fight against COVID-19 here: https://t.co/AQFKWGWXjE #GlobalGoalUnite pic.twitter.com/LAbCYfRBBk Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) June 27, 2020J Balvin and The Dreamcatchers sang "Que Calor" and "Mi Gente." The X-Men might be here with us today, but the TRUE superheroes are all the frontline health care workers, scientists, and Global Citizens taking action for a more equitable future. The event raised $6.9 billion in pledges from governments, corporations and philanthropists around the world.
New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'
(Neon via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency was well-reviewed but got unjustly overshadowed by some of the higher profile awards contenders when it was released in December. Doctor Sleep: The Directors Cut: This Danny Torrance-focused sequel to The Shining was a little divisive upon release, which wasnt all that surprising. Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICGrey Daze: Fans of the late Grammy-winning screeching rock singer Chester Bennington will get a chance to hear him one more time. HAIM: Its been three years since sister trio HAIM have released a new album.
Usher Advocates for Juneteenth to Become a National Holiday in Powerful Op-Ed
Usher is using his platform to talk about the importance of Juneteenth, specifically, why it should be recognized as an official national holiday. In an op-ed for The Washington Post published on Friday, Usher advocates to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. "Recognizing Juneteenth as a national holiday would be a small gesture compared with the greater social needs of black people in America. On Friday, Usher urged his followers on Twitter to sign a Change.org petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Make Juneteenth A National Holiday!