Aretha Franklin, Motown Earn Tributes at SiriusXM for Black History Month

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The music of Aretha Franklin and Motown Records will receive the spotlight in a new series of limited-run channels on SiriusXM in honor of Black History Month.

The satellite radio provider will convert its Soul Town station (Channel 49) to The Motown Channel from Feb. 1-7, 2021, playing the biggest hits from the legendary Detroit label as well as a special virtual event for Motown's 60th anniversary, to feature Mary Wilson of The Supremes.

From Feb. 15-21, Soul Town will rebrand as The Aretha Franklin Channel, playing wall-to-wall classics by The Queen of Soul as well as artists she inspired. 2021 remains a pivotal year in celebration of Aretha, with a biopic and scripted series about her life and career both planned as well as a new career-spanning box set.

Read More: Hail to the Queen: Career-Spanning Aretha Franklin Box Set Premieres 19 Unreleased Tracks

Additional Black History Month programming at SiriusXM includes limited-run programming devoted to jazz icon Miles Davis and legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix. A full list of relevant programming can be seen here.

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