American producer, TV host and radio personality Ryan John Seacrest was born on Christmas Eve in 1974. He is known for hosting On Air with Ryan Seacrest at KIIS-FM, American Top 40 and American Idol, during May of 2017 he became co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan. From 2004 to 2013 and during 2016 American Idol got Seacrest nominated for an Emmy Award. In 2010 he won an Emmy for being Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution producer, during 2018 he was nominated for Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Seacrest went to Dunwoody High School, and when he was sixteen he got an internship at Atlanta’s WSTR FM station where he was trained in several radio aspects by Tom Sullivan. Seacrest was put on the overnight weekend shift at WSTR after being put on air for the first time after a DJ called in sick. He continued working at WSTR until 1992 when he graduated from high school.
Ryan Seacrest attended the University of Georgia where he studied journalism and continued the show at an Athens station. He moved to Hollywood at the age of nineteen to pursue a career in broadcasting. The University of Georgia gave him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during May of 2016 when he also gave the commencement speech during graduation ceremonies.
Allegation of Sexual Harassment
Seacrest was reported to be under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment by a form wardrobe stylist at E! during November of 2017. Seacrest responded with a public apology if his accuser had felt disrespected by any of his actions and stated he would cooperate fully. It was February of 2018 that the Associated Press reported that there had been insufficient evidence of the claims and the investigation was closed.
Seacrest opened the Ryan Seacrest Foundation during 2010, it now has nine centers at various children’s’ healthcare facilities.
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The Chainsmokers are setting out to create an identity with their new track, “Closer” as they begin evolving with their growing audience. The band desires to personalize their brand of music along with an ambition to be recognized as valid artists in the industry with feelings and thoughts. They do not want to be seen as faceless crafters in the back of a DJ stand.
Alex Pall will be performing a duo with Andrew Taggart on the “Closer” track. Both are working harder to reveal themselves by incorporating intimacy into a genre known for being void of emotion. Pall began his music career as a DJ in New York City and says he is passionate about dance music. Taggart was in college when he met Pall. From the day the two met, there was a connection, and they’ve been making music ever since.
Pall and Taggart discovered many similarities between themselves in regards to what they liked and wanted musically. Both men were ambitious and aware of what was happening in the New York City DJ world and began to shape an identity around themselves. They continuously pushed themselves, and continue to do so, to become better artists so that people can relate to their music on a deeper level. This concept has worked better than they or anyone else could have imagined.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart work with songwriters like other artists, but unlike others, their music is about themselves. The duo has solely created some of their songs much like the album that illustrates what it’s like for them as music artists to create a collection to satisfy both fans and the label. They didn’t want the record to contain unconnected songs with a couple of dance songs mixed with an interlude. What they created was an album that tells who they are today.
Pall says their audience is always expanding. He says they are always striving to bring them a new and exciting show. Together he and Taggart want to keep doing exciting things and continue pushing themselves. With the release of, “Closer” things will dramatically change for these two music artists. This release will change the way their shows work as they continue to create new content making things more unique to themselves.