Disney Hits' First-Ever Music Channel to Launch on SiriusXM

Mar 24, 2021
Singer and Actress Sofia Carson to be first celebrity guest host of "Be Our Guest 4 The Day"

NEW YORK, March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today Disney Hits, a brand-new, first-of-its-kind music channel launching on SiriusXM on Thursday, March 25.

SiriusXM's Disney Hits channel will feature everyone's all-time favorite Disney music from movies, television shows and more, all on one channel. The channel will showcase songs from classics such as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Toy Story to newer favorites such as Frozen 2, Moana, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Descendants 2, and many more. Listeners can also expect special musical Disney-themed hours and celebrity guest hosts. 

Hollywood Records' artist and Descendant's star Sofia Carson will be the channel's first celebrity guest host taking over with a special Be Our Guest 4 The Day hour. Sofia Carson will be playing and talking through her top 4 favorite Disney songs as well as her new single. Be Our Guest 4 The Day featuring Sofia Carson will air on Friday, March 26 at 9:00 am ET, 12:00 pm ET, 3:00 pm ET and 6:00 pm ET. 

Sofia Carson's Favorite Disney Song Is From Mulan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5yaRYnQcNY  
Sofia Carson shares her favorite Disney song growing up and how it impacted her music career.

Disney Hits will also present a new featured hour premiere every Monday at 12:00 pm ET. The first musical Disney-themed hour, airing Monday, March 29 will be "Disney Princesses," playing songs from Disney favorite princesses including Tiana, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and more. Following Disney Princesses, SiriusXM subscribers will be able to tune in on Monday, April 5 for a "Disney Villains"  hour, where listeners will hear songs from villains they love to hate including Cruella de Vil, The Lion King's Scar, The Little Mermaid's Ursula and more. 

Disney Hits will launch on Thursday, March 25 at 12:00 pm ET and will be available to listeners nationwide on SiriusXM radios (channel 302) and on the SiriusXM app. For more information on SiriusXM's Disney Hits channel visit: http://siriusxm.com/DisneyHits.  #DisneySXM

Subscribers can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM app, and with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream at home. Go to www.siriusxm.com/ways-to-listen to learn more. 

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About Disney Music Group
Disney Music Group is home to Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, Disney Music Publishing, Buena Vista Records, and Disney Concerts. In addition to the labels' genre-spanning rosters and its rich catalog of classic and enduring music, DMG also releases film and television soundtracks such as the chart-topping "Frozen 2" and "Bohemian Rhapsody," the Emmy® winning "The Mandalorian," Oscar-winning "Coco" and "Moana" soundtracks, and the Oscar and Grammy-winning "Frozen" soundtrack. Recent titles include "The Mandalorian" Season 2 and "Soul."  Upcoming releases slated for this summer are "Cruella," Marvel Studios' "Black Widow" and "Jungle Cruise." 

About SiriusXM
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM and Pandora's properties reach more than 150 million listeners, the largest addressable audience in the U.S., across all categories of digital audio – music, sports, talk, and podcasts. SiriusXM's acquisitions of Stitcher and Simplecast, alongside industry-leading ad tech company AdsWizz, make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.

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