Satellite Radio will launch ABBA Radio, an exclusive channel dedicated to the international pop supergroup ABBA on Monday, July 7 at 6pm ET on SIRIUS channel 3 in celebration of the upcoming release of MAMMA MIA! The Movie. ABBA Radio will broadcast ABBA music 24/7 for two weeks and will feature all the hits originally performed by the group plus tracks from the MAMMA MIA! original cast recording of the hit stage musical. In addition, SIRIUS listeners will hear two-time Academy Award®-winning actress Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth sing ABBA songs on the soundtrack to MAMMA MIA! The Movie, to be released by Decca on July 8. The limited engagement channel will also feature stories and insights from ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus about their many pop classics which have influenced recording artists for over three decades.
ABBA Radio will also feature celebrity fans sharing their favorite ABBA music and personal stories, including stars from MAMMA MIA! The Movie as well as Dionne Warwick, Alanis Morissette, songwriter Desmond Child, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Andy Bell from Erasure, Randy Jones from the Village People, the cast of the Tony Award®-winning musical Spring Awakening, ambassador Ulf Hjertonsson, Per Gessle of Roxette, Nancy Sinatra and Martha Stewart. “Thanks to ABBA Radio on SIRIUS, both new and longtime fans have a place to experience the original music of ABBA, together with the new songs produced for the soundtrack to Mamma Mia! The Movie, in a distinctively innovative way. ABBA Radio allows for our early songs to join the new ones in harmony on SIRIUS’ national platform, and engage all generations of listeners," said Benny Andersson.
“A worldwide release of a movie and a soundtrack album is a once in a lifetime event and I'm so proud that ABBA Radio on SIRIUS is following it closely,” said Björn Ulvaeus. “ABBA Radio on SIRIUS is unique in that both Benny Andersson and I have made extensive interviews for the channel and we've done that for no-one else.” For more info and to sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL, go to www.sirius.com/abbaradio.