NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will launch "Mary J. Blige Week," seven-days of special programming featuring performances, music and interviews showcasing the career of the Grammy® Award-winning artist, from her famous collaborations and classic hits to her newest album, Stronger withEach Tear.
The special will launch on Monday, January 11 at 12:00 am ET and will run until Sunday, January 17 at 11:59 pm ET on The Heat, SIRIUS channel 50 and XM channel 68.
"Mary J. Blige Week," hosted by Mary herself, will feature a special program, "Mary & Me," during which Mary will play and discuss her favorite collaborations; a track by track listen of her latest album, Stronger withEach Tear; and a countdown of her favorite hip-hop songs.
The seven-day special will also feature an encore broadcast of her performance at the SIRIUS XM studio. On December 21, the day her ninth studio album, Stronger withEach Tear, was released, Mary performed in front of a studio audience as part of SIRIUS XM's Artist Confidential, the acclaimed radio series that features important and timeless names in music sitting down for candid interviews, intimate conversations with satellite radio listeners. The performance and interview will be rebroadcast on Monday, January 11 at 3:00 pm ET, and on Sunday, January 17 at 6:00 pm ET.
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