NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that multi-award winning reggaeton singer/ songwriter J Balvin will join actress Dascha Polanco in front of a live audience of SiriusXM listeners and fans for SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series.
The "Town Hall" special will feature Colombian superstar J Balvin answering questions about his rapidly rising career, recently released album Energía, and famous collaborations. The special will feature Orange is the New Black's Dasha Polanco as special guest.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with J Balvin" will be take place at the SiriusXM studios in New York and will air Thursday, June 30 at 1:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Caliente channel 158, Flow Nación channel 765, and Viva channel 763 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
"J Balvin is a powerhouse reggaeton artist and we are excited to pair him with award-winning actress Dascha Polanco in this exclusive SiriusXM Town Hall event," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "These are two artists at the top of their game, and we think that bringing them together in this special setting will generate compelling content for our SiriusXM listeners."
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with J Balvin" is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, featuring iconic musicians and figures sitting down with a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Juanes, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Pelé, Billy Crystal, Pitbull, Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Willie Nelson, KISS, Coldplay, Juan Luis Guerra, Hugh Jackman, Dolly Parton, the surviving members of Nirvana, Gregg Allman, Usher and Tony Hawk.
José Álvaro Osorio Balvin, better known as J Balvin, has had four straight #1 Latin singles, including breaking the record for the longest-ever #1 chart-run for a song by a single Latin artist. J Balvin has also received "Artist of the Year" recognition at Premios Lo Nuestro, a Latin GRAMMY® Award for Best Urban Artist, and is the undeniable leader of a second-generation Reggaeton revolution. During the past year, J Balvin has collaborated in remixes with Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, French Montana, and Nicky Jam, among others.
Known for her role as Dayanara Diaz on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," Dascha Polanco recently co-starred in the films "JOY" and "The Perfect Match." The SAG Award winning actress landed her first lead role in Adrian Martinez's "iCreep," which recently wrapped filming. Polanco has been named one of the 40 Young Latino Powerhouses in Hollywood by The Hollywood Reporter and has been featured in numerous magazine covers.
The SiriusXM Latino channel lineup features exclusive commercial-free music channels covering a wide variety of music genres, including Caliente (tropical, channel 158), Rumbón (classic salsa, channel 767), Flow Nación (Latin hip-hop and Reggaeton, channel 765), La Kueva (rock en español, channel 768), Viva (contemporary pop, channel 763), Aguila (regional Mexican, channel 761), Caricia (classic ballads, channel 762), Latidos (romantic love songs from the 90s to today, channel 764), Luna (Latin jazz, channel 766) and more.
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