NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that internationally renowned, multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban will sit down for a Q&A session with a select group of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Josh Groban," which will take place on Tuesday, February 5, will air on SiriusXM Stars, channel 107, on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14 at 12:00 pm ET. For rebroadcast times, please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall.
"Josh Groban possesses one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music and he has entertained fans around the world as a singer, songwriter, and actor," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are thrilled that Josh is participating in our 'Town Hall' series and that he will be coming face to face with our listeners in an intimate setting where the questions are meaningful, the answers are unscripted and the access is always personal."
The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, intimate gatherings with iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Billy Crystal, Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, KISS, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Waters, the surviving members of Nirvana, Gregg Allman, Usher and Tony Hawk.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Josh Groban" will be moderated by SiriusXM host Seth Rudetsky. Rudetsky first worked with Groban when he music directed and conducted his Broadway debut in the Actors Fund Benefit concert of CHESS.
The "Town Hall" special will feature Groban answering questions from fans about his life and career, including his sixth studio album, All That Echoes. SiriusXM listeners are invited to submit a question for Josh Groban on Twitter by 5:00 pm ET on February 4 by Tweeting @SiriusXM and using the hashtag #SXMTownHall or posting a question on SiriusXM's Facebook page www.facebook.com/siriusxm.
After its original broadcast, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Josh Groban" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com. Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand for more info on SiriusXM On Demand.
Groban first broke through in 2001 with his self-titled double-platinum debut album, followed by 2003's multi-platinum Closer, featuring the smash hit "You Raise Me Up," and 2006's double-platinum Awake. In 2007, Groban became the best-selling recording artist of the year thanks to sales of Awake and his Christmas album, Noel — the best-selling album of 2007. Groban ranks as Billboard's 14th top-selling artist of the 2000s with more than 20 million units sold in the U.S. alone and 25 sold million worldwide. He is the only artist who has had two albums appear on the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums list of the past decade, according to Billboard. Over the last two years, Groban has completed a sold-out world tour in support of his fifth album, the platinum-selling Illuminations, appeared in the feature film Crazy, Stupid, Love, as well as on NBC's The Office, and launched the Find Your Light Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through quality arts education.
Novelist, Broadway pianist and actor, Playbill columnist and award-winning comic, SiriusXM's Seth Rudetsky is also host of Seth's Big Fat Broadway and co-host of "Dueling Divas" on SiriusXM's On Broadway, channel 72. He also hosts Seth Speaks on SiriusXM Stars and has his own online TV network at www.SethTV.com.
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About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 23.9 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
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