Fox Soul, iHeartMedia And Motown Records Set Motown Special

Fox Soul, iHeartMedia, and Motown Records today have partnered to produce Motown Countdown with iHeartRadio’s Angela Yee, co-host of iHeartMedia’s nationally syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club. This live, four-part limited series will broadcast on each Tuesday in July at 10 p.m. ET with its debut on July 7.

James DuBose, head of programming for Fox Soul said: “As we continue to grow Fox Soul into the premier destination for Black culture content, being able to partner with iHeart and Motown to bring this series to the community is the definition of Black excellence and I couldn’t be more excited.”

Each 30-minute episode will contain one countdown of the “top five current torchbearers” in a specific category. The series premiere will focus on hip hop’s best. The second installment will highlight the most impactful songs to encourage change and revolution. The third will discuss Andre Harrell-inspired hits, and the final will consider Motown songs throughout the decades. Notable producers and artists will join host Angela Yee to engage in passionate debates about music.

“I’m excited to bring this new series to our listeners and talk and debate with top artists and industry icons about these leading music genres during this countdown — from today’s hip hop to inspiring Motown hits that have influenced the music scene throughout many decades,” said Angela Yee.

“Motown Records is honored to partner with Fox Soul and iHeartRadio for the launch of Motown Countdown with iHeartRadio’s Angela Yee. The history of Motown has always been to push the culture and be the voice of young America,” said Motown GM Marc Byers.”

The program will be executive produced in a joint effort by Fox Soul’s James DuBose, Motown Records’ Marc Byers and iHeartMedia’s Thea Mitchem.


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