Andy Cohen is launching an exclusive new music channel on SiriusXM!
According to an official press release, Andy Cohen's Kiki Lounge will feature a "personally crafted and curated eclectic mix of music, reflecting Andy's musical palette across a variety of moods and occasions."
The music channel will invite subscribers to listen to music spanning various decades, set to include artists like "Madonna, John Mayer, Cher, U2, Diana Ross, B-52s, Aretha Franklin and more." The new show will complement his existing SiriusXM channel, Radio Andy, which currently covers celebrity and lifestyle news.
"This is a pure passion project for me; I've been making mix tapes for my friends since mixtapes were a thing, and this is the ultimate expression of sharing my love of music with my (virtual) pals."
In an exclusive interview with Billboard, the TV and radio host told fans to expect surprising covers of hit songs, saying:
"It's fun to hear a Beatles song but sung by Aretha Franklin or Dolly Parton or Diana Ross...That's part of the thing here: I want to surprise people."
Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM, also voiced his enthusiasm regarding the new business endeavor.
"Ever since we began working with Andy six years ago, he has proven to be a creative and evanescent programmer and talent, and when we went to him with an idea for a full time music channel, Andy was intrigued. Now we are wholly unsurprised that he is delivering a music channel that will be infectious with good vibes and a sense of naughty fun."
Andy Cohen's Kiki Lounge will launch on Wednesday, May 26th at 12:00 pm ET on SiriusXM!