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Discover on SiriusXM Hits 1 the top trending and emerging songs from YouTube; new radio show connects SiriusXM national audience to breakout music and artists from YouTube
Jenna Marbles, popular entertainer and highly-successful YouTube creator, to host weekly music show
NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM and YouTube today announced the launch of The YouTube 15, a new weekly show featuring the top emerging and breakout songs based on YouTube data of the previous week and selected by SiriusXM for the Hits 1 audience. The YouTube 15 represents SiriusXM and YouTube's shared goal of supporting great new music from today's biggest names and emerging stars.
The YouTube 15 will air each week starting July 11 on Fridays at 6 p.m. ET on SiriusXM Hits 1, and replay throughout the weekend, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. To fully capture the voice of the YouTube community, SiriusXM has selected popular entertainer and highly successful YouTube creator Jenna Marbles to host the show.
Jenna Marbles has more than 13 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and her videos have been viewed more than 1.5 billion times. Jenna Marbles has just uploaded her 200th video to her YouTube channel, youtube.com/jennamarbles, which is updated each Wednesday.
"I'm incredibly excited to be working in a new medium with SiriusXM," Marbles said. "I think we are going to make a really cool show, and I'm honored that they picked me to do it."
"We are excited to work with YouTube on creating The YouTube 15 and to put a spotlight on the songs and artists emerging out of the world's largest music video platform," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Our nationwide audience tunes to SiriusXM Hits 1 as the home of the best pop music and the first place to play new artists and new music. With The YouTube 15, we will take that promise of music discovery even further, delivering songs emerging from YouTube directly into the car and also through the SiriusXM app for smartphones and tablets."
"YouTube is fundamentally about connecting fans with their favorite creators and artists, anytime on any device you're using. That's why we're working on The YouTube 15 with our friends at SiriusXM, who share our goal of supporting great new music from today's well known artists and emerging stars," said Vivien Lewit, Director, Music Partnerships, YouTube.
The weekly countdown will also be featured as video playlists youtube.com/siriusxm.
SiriusXM Hits 1 plays pop, R&B, rock and hip-hop hits. Listeners will hear artists like Maroon 5, One Direction, Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons and Katy Perry and emerging artists through shows such as the YouTube 15.
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