For International Women's Day 2021, we're highlighting contemporary artists who use their music to unapologetically challenge norms and expectations. Each track brings to light a struggle the artists face in everyday life - whether it be mental health, sexism, racism, violence, economic hardship, or the climate crisis - all performed with unabashed honesty.
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Pandora LIVE Countdown to the GRAMMY Awards ® to Feature Haim, Brittany Howard and CHIKA
OAKLAND, CA – March 3, 2021 – Pandora announced today that Pandora LIVE Countdown to the GRAMMY Awards ® will feature Haim, Brittany Howard and CHIKA on March 11 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00PM PT. Pandora LIVE is the continuation of the popular live event turned virtual series that features top artists from all genres, including country, rock, pop, R&B and more. Listeners can RSVP for the free event HERE.
Pandora LIVE Countdown to the GRAMMY Awards is a precursor to the 63rd GRAMMY® Awards which will air Sunday, March 14 on CBS.
Harvey Mason jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy ® will host the evening and lead a roundtable discussion with all of the evening’s performers.
Throughout the course of their career, Haim has fused genres establishing their own musical individuality. The band made history as the first all-female rock group to be nominated for the Album of The Year GRAMMY ® with their third studio album, ‘Women In Music Pt. III.’ The album shows how multidimensional the trio is by showcasing their songwriting style and melodies. The three-time GRAMMY Award nominees are set to perform for Pandora LIVE from their hometown of Los Angeles.
With 16 GRAMMY nominations and four wins (with her band Alabama Shakes), Brittany Howard has a compelling presence as a performer shattering soul, rock and blues norms. She will be performing for Pandora LIVE from Nashville.
CHIKA, a GRAMMY nominee in the Best New Artist category this year, uses her powerful voice as a much-needed call to action for the marginalized and disenfranchised. With an instinct for creating impactful viral moments in the music, film / television, fashion, brand and social media space, CHIKA’s ethos and persona have resonated with fans and her Pandora LIVE performance from Los Angeles is sure to gain new ones.
In conjunction with the event, Pandora recently launched the GRAMMY Awards Radio station. Presented by Lincoln through March 31, the station celebrates this year’s nominees and shares behind-the-scene stories from past winners.
Event sponsors will enhance the viewing experience and get fans excited for the GRAMMY Awards by curating unique content and activities. Prior to the show, Allstate is bringing together some of Haim’s top Pandora listeners for a virtual meet and greet. During the show, attendees will have the opportunity to pose in the red-carpet-inspired photo booth, provided by Crest 3D White. To celebrate our powerful and talented all-female line-up, Pandora and Olay Body will join forces to provide a donation to a select charity that supports fearless women in music, specifically those in STEM disciplines, and encourage everyone to get involved in the cause. Pandora will invite fans to test their artist knowledge with pre-show trivia, connect with others via the interactive chat, and provide a limited amount of complimentary artist merchandise for attendees on a first-come, first-served code redemption basis.
On March 12, SiriusXM will re-air the evening’s performances from all three artists on The GRAMMY Channel (ch. 104) beginning at Noon ET. On March 13, The Spectrum (ch. 28) will air Brittany Howard and Haim’s performances beginning at 7 p.m. ET and Hip-Hop Nation (ch. 44) will air CHIKA’s performance at 11 a.m. ET, followed by encore broadcasts.
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Country superstar Chris Stapleton breaks down key tracks off of his latest record, 'Starting Over,' for Pandora, touching on a multitude of true stories that inspired his music. From "driving a car like a bat out of hell" through Arkansas, to his ode to family dog Maggie, enjoy this behind the scenes look at the Nashville troubadour's earnest storytelling.
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On Behind The Bit, we bring two of your favorite comics together to talk comedy, play their favorite tracks and give you exclusive commentary on how they came up with their signature bits. This episode features Dan Cummins and Chad Daniels in a follow-up to their first episode!
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We are at the end of the astrological cycle as the sun enters the last sign of the zodiac, watery Pisces. Ruled by inspirational Neptune, Pisces is the most musical of all signs due to its creativity, spirituality, and attunement to a higher vibration. The Piscean vibration is all about finding that transcendental connection and sense of oneness—and music provides those rare but treasured moments in which we lose ourselves and feel at complete peace. It is no surprise that some of the most talented and legendary musicians (aka Bon Jovi and Kurt Cobain) are natives of this sign. Enjoy dreamy tunes of the caliber of Rihanna and Adam Levine, tuning you to this sign’s loving and dreamy vibes. But let’s not forget that Pisces natives are sometimes die-hard romantic idealists, as seen in Kesha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” and Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose.” Welcome to Pisces season! ♓
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Today we’re introducing Artist Takeovers, a brand new way to connect with your favorite artists. These new hosted listening Modes will live on top stations and feature the biggest names in music across Pandora’s most popular genres. Artist Takeovers will feature music handpicked by the artist including a mix of their own songs and personal favorites from other artists, with special audio commentary describing their selections and what they mean to them.
The “guest DJ” style experience will live on a Mode within popular stations including Today’s Hits, Today’s Country, Today’s Alternative, Today’s Hard Rock, and many more.
Today, you can check out new Artist Takeovers including The Pop-Up with Dua Lipa on Today’s Hits, The Listening Room with Florida Georgia Line on Today’s Country, and Backstage with Foo Fighters on Today’s Alternative and Today’s Hard Rock.
“We’re excited our buddies at Pandora let us be one of the first to take over The Listening Room Mode on Today’s Country Station. We’ll be playing some of our brand new tunes from LIFE ROLLS ON, plus songs we love from the hottest Country hits right now, to ones you need to hear by our friends, tourmates, co-writers, and musical heroes. We hope you enjoy our mix!” -Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard
The new Artist Takeover series began rolling out in recent months with Shawn Mendes, Chris Stapleton, and more. Artist Takeover Modes are a pop-up experience on stations, and selections from each carry over into Pandora Stories playlists for continued listening.
Artist Takeovers are an extension of Pandora Modes, a feature allowing you to customize your listening experience on favorite Pandora stations by offering a set of selectable “modes” that give more control over the kinds of songs that are played.
New Artist Takeovers across a variety of genres will debut each month, so stay tuned for new and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
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