NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that seven-time Grammy® Award-winning superstar Usher will sit down for a live Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Usher" will air live on The Heat, channel 47, on Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm ET. The special will be hosted by veteran music and entertainment news reporter and SiriusXM host Sway Calloway.
The event is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, intimate gatherings with iconic musicians and studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Renee Fleming and the surviving members of Nirvana.Hosted by Sway Calloway, the "SiriusXM Town Hall with Usher" will include the multi platinum artist answering questions from the studio audience about his career, including his new album Looking 4 Myself, scheduled to be released Tuesday, June 12. "I am looking forward to sitting down with my old friend Sway and interacting with my fans to hear what questions they have about my new album and creative process," said Usher. "Usher is not only an R&B star but one of the most talented artists in pop music today, and we are proud to have him join our Town Hall series to talk with his fans," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are looking forward to offering our listeners the opportunity to talk with Usher about his many collaborations, his varied musical styles and his upcoming album release live on the air." Sway Calloway hosts Sway in the Morning on Eminem's Shade 45, channel 45, weekdays at 8:00 am ET. The Heat plays today's R&B hits featuring artists like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Usher, Rihanna, Keri Hilson, Drake and Mary J. Blige. For more information on Usher, please visit www.usherworld.com. For more information on Sway Calloway, please visit www.swaysuniverse.com. For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com. About Sirius XM Radio Sirius XM Radio is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to more than 22 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers. SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices. SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com as well as retail locations nationwide. This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: our competitive position versus other forms of audio entertainment; our dependence upon automakers; general economic conditions; failure of our satellites, which, in most cases, are not insured; our ability to attract and retain subscribers at a profitable level; royalties we pay for music rights; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation; failure of third parties to perform; and our substantial indebtedness. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site ( http://www.sec.gov ). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication. Follow SiriusXM on Twitter or like the SiriusXM page on Facebook. P-SIRI