NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pandora (NYSE: P) today released the first episode of the second season of Questlove Supreme. The weekly show, available exclusively on Pandora, is hosted by Questlove, four-time GRAMMY winner, member of The Roots, and music director of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Season two of Questlove Supreme kicks off today at 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST with esteemed artist / producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds as its inaugural guest. New episodes will premiere Wednesdays at 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST.
Questlove Supreme is a weekly journey through Questlove’s musical landscape featuring adventurous music selections, compelling conversations and revealing interviews with music lovers from the entertainment industry and beyond. Guests from the first season included superstars Chris Rock, Solange and Usher, as well as industry vets Tom Silverman, CEO and founder of Tommy Boy Records, and Dan Charnas of VH1’s The Breaks.
Last season, more than 4.5 million Pandora listeners added the Questlove Supreme station. For season two, new features will enhance the listening experience. Listeners can now access the program in a chapter format, allowing them to revisit and pause favorite segments. A mixtape featuring songs referenced in each week's episode and deep cuts from Questlove’s endless song library is also available at www.pandora.com/questlovesupreme. Upcoming guests on Questlove Supreme include GRAMMY winner Nelly Furtado and super-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Questlove, brought on as a strategic advisor and artist ambassador for the company last fall, is also featured in a series of digital shorts as part of the company’s new “Sounds Like You" campaign. The campaign rolled out last week alongside its announcement that Pandora Premium, previously accessible via invite only, is now available to all listeners via the App Store and Google Play or at www.pandora.com/premium.1
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Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, James Beard award nominee, New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots - Questlove, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award winning musician's indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released three books including the New York Times bestseller Mo’ Meta Blues, Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation. His latest endeavors include serving as the Executive Music Producer and Composer on the A&E Mini Series “Roots,” scoring Chris Rock’s film, Top Five and co-produced the GRAMMY Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton. Questlove is a Celebrity Ambassador for Food Bank For New York City, is on the City Harvest Food Council, a board member of Edible Schoolyard, and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Made in NY Media Center. Most recently, Questlove and The Roots announced that they are developing an animated children’s series, along with a live action children series, in partnership with Amazon. Questlove is also a Founding Member of the CAPA Foundation in Philadelphia and is also on the board for WNYC/New York Public Radio.
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