The Chainsmokers 2016 hit-out-of-the-park, “Closer”, has just netted diamond certification. The single, which was last certified in March of 2017 at seven-times platinum, has made the jump to ten million units sold. For those at home it is ten times platinum, or as the RIAA likes to call it, diamond platinum. Platinum LPs represent an album or single selling over a million units. Every time the single, or album, nets another million it is awarded another platinum LP. It is a very bit deal in the music industry, and a coveted accomplishment among artists. Seeing as how all three artists are only about two years old in mainstream time, this is a huge accomplishment to have. Alex Pall, Andrew Taggart, and Halsey all received plaques as well as a flood of kudos. The artists first revealed the news on Instagram via some posted photos.
“Closer” was first released back in 2016. 2016 is by far the most successful year for both the Chainsmokers and Halsey. For Halsey it was her breakout single and essentially made her career. For Pall and Taggart, it solidified them as artists, and forever separated them from typical EDM. The song was written by Taggart who also performed the lead vocals. The song is famous for its catchy beat and indefinite lyrics. It is the type of song that gets stuck in your head and stays there. The song does contain substance with an intriguing story underneath, but to fully understand what that story is takes some dissection.
Basically, it is the impromptu hook-up between a man and his ex after they accidentally bump into each other. It reveals the reasons for the break-up, the man’s drinking, and comments on their social status. According to Alex Pall the girl is from a rich family. It uses real-life instances to outline the central plot, which is mainstay of Chainsmoker songs. Pall and Taggart like to use their real lives as the framework of their music. Allows them to better connect to the audience. The song is a great mixture of the sound that made the Chainsmokers famous, the talent of Halsey, and the songwriting that set the duet apart.
Clay Hudson is a sound engineer who initially worked many jobs through which he gained numerous valuable skills but ultimately decided to create his own firm when the last recession hit. His company is responsible for numerous services including the design and management of successful musicians, the experience for which he gained working on concert tours. Clay Hudson now helps the likes of Kid Rock (among others) to deliver the best possible show to their audiences, among almost all other logistical areas of concert tours (such as video deployment and equipment management).
Initially, when going out on his own, Clay Hudson began to focus on what he had witnessed work (and what he had witnessed not work) and his CAD skills to impress everyone with his new firm. Despite this he ended up sub-contracting for a company, when the client requested to cut out the middle man Clay agreed and was quickly sued. He writes this off as his biggest mistake in the business world and used that experience to ensure he always had a direct relationship with clients from the get-go (and even insists on cutting out the HR middle man in regards to clients.) Despite all of the people he’s worked with, Clay claims Lady Gaga to be his favorite performer due to the nature of her shows using practical and visual effects (she does go out of her way to create a spectacle!)
To finalize, Clay Hudson learned the right skills and took the right risks to make a name for himself in the Rock & Roll community. By being rigorous (even being known for measuring the tours equipment and the doors to every location) and staying three steps ahead he has been able to create a prosperous and well rounded company, and has grown it through his sheer hard work and ability to cut out the middleman and take a more personal approach to client relations. Clay Hudson has become maybe the first of his kind to provide a well rounded service to touring musicians with little hassle and a name that is synonymous with rigorous work and success.
A manager of a band has a variety of responsibilities. One of the responsibilities is to find a gig for the band, book a club or venue, produce music with a producer and so on. One of their responsibilities is to not find friends for the band or artists. When it came to Alex Pall, his manager knew that he would achieve great things but that it would be best done with someone else performing with him. That is when he was introduced to Andrew Taggart.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart had not been friends prior to their initial meet and greet. Andrew was making a name for himself in Maine and was attending school there. He had started out doing a few shows as a DJ but was nothing major unlike Alex Pall. Alex had spent much of his time living in NYC and because he was living there, he was able to make a name for himself. This name is what would help Andrew know who he was and what he was doing.
Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall setup a time and place to meet. When they met, it was like old friends coming together once again. There was nothing awkward about the meeting and they soon realized that their love of music is what would bond them to each other for years to come.
Soon after the pair had met, Andrew returned to Maine to quit his job and return back to the city to begin the life changing pace that took over once the pair started out releasing their own music. For artists or bands in the electronic mix genre, it can be difficult to enter into however at the time, the scene was hopping thanks to Avicii.
Before the Chainsmokers released music, they shared the same love for music. They knew that one day they would want to be on top of the world and since they shared this passion, it helped to bond the two together. Ever since that one weekend, the duo have been lucky enough to climb to the top and retain that position. Unlike most other artists, that have reached the number one spot only be knocked back down, they have been able to hold onto that spot for long periods of time.
Ryan Seacrest is the longtime host of American Idol, the iconic televised singing competition that features amateur singers vying for a recording contract. The show is returning for its 12th season and will now be televised by ABC.
Seacrest has impressed the world with the ability to pair his natural creativity with his entrepreneurial spirit which has resulted in him reaching prominent positions at a number of local and nationally syndicated radio programs as well as both local and syndicated television.
Host Ryan Seacrest has, in addition to his deep involvement with a variety of media and entertainment companies, used his platform to support youth-driven philanthropic pursuits that have had a major positive impact on the nation as a whole.
On The Air With Ryan Seacrest is a morning drive-time radio show for the Los Angeles area that is a number one nationally syndicated show. The show is also a perennial player on the top 40 radio show list.
Ryan Seacrest is the co-host of Live With Kelly and Ryan, a morning talk show televised by Disney/ABC for which he is also an executive producer. Ryan also partners with the ABC network as the executive producer and host for the channel’s annual New Year’s Eve show.
ABC is not the only beneficiary of the on-air talent of Ryan Seacrest and he is also the host and executive producer for E! Live From The Red Carpet which is televised on the E! network. He is also the creator of a brand new menswear called Distinction.
In a published post from nytimes.com, it says that the impact of Ryan Seacrest has not only been felt by the industry when he is in front of the camera. He is also the head man at Ryan Seacrest Productions, which has produced Emmy Award-winning content such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians, as well as the many spinoffs that have come from the franchise.
Ryan is the proud chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation which is responsible for the opening of ten Seacrest Studios, the broadcast media centers the foundation maintains in pediatric centers located in various parts of the country. Ryan also donates his time to serve as a board member for the Los Angeles County Museum For Art and is an honorary board member for the Grammy Foundation
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Ryan Seacrest is one of the most versatile and well known Hollywood figures of our time. He has proven his talent over a variety of platforms and continues to entertain and engage us all. Ryan Seacrest’s over decade long work on American Idol has helped make him a household name. He brings his energy into our lives no matter what platform he is on. Ryan Seacrest has worked alongside Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly, which has given him the opportunity to bring his own touch to morning TV. He has also joined the radio sphere and is on his very own radio show On Air with Ryan. His personality delights audiences and gives people a close look at what it is like to be a celebrity. Ryan’s not only great at hosting shows, he has expanded into a few different other lines of work. You can pick up some very fashionable clothing from his personal line Ryan Seacrest Distinction. The pieces to choose from in the tailored wear are classy and stylish and allow one to emulate Ryan’s look.
Forbes noted that Ryan is also a cofounder of a proven skin care line “Polished” for men. Polished has been raved about in Forbes, Instyle, People, Allure and more. There is nothing Ryan can’t do. He consistently goes to show us that if you work hard and follow your dreams you can achieve anything. It is important to Ryan to help out his community and he has founded the Ryan Seacrest foundation in order to do so. Ryan has worked with Children’s hospital and his work has immensely helped out young children. This mission of giving back allows him to set an example for us all. There is something for everyone when it comes to Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest). He is truly the all American, hardworking guy we can all aspire to be. For all his recognition and achievements he remains down to earth and genuinely likeable. We could all take a note from Ryan’s book and make our own dreams come true by following his example.
Ryan Seacrest, the renowned producer, and TV and radio show host, is someone who is known for being on the radio and on television, and he would like to inspire young people who would like to one day be on the radio and television, as well. He would like to inspire those who are going through difficult times and help them dream about the future. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation was created with the goal of inspiring young people through entertainment focused work. This organization helps children pretend to like Ryan Seacrest and it helps them dream about the day when they might be as successful as he is.
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation creates Seacrest Studios in pediatric hospitals. There are children who spend much of their lives in the hospital for one reason or another, and those children need something to do, something to inspire them, something to make them dream of the future. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation creates broadcast media centers in hospitals that are made just for children. Patients of the hospitals can come to these centers and learn about radio, television, and new media. These centers are meant to help children and their families heal. These centers are meant to be a positive part of the lives of the children who visit them.
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation uses its Seacrest Studios to set up the patients in the hospitals that they are in with entertainment. They use their studios to create programming for the patients who are in the hospitals that the studios are based in, and they make sure that the patients have access to quality content. Some of the broadcasts that are put out through the studios include live performances from musical artists, educational segments, and talk shows that cover topics such as entertainment and sports. Struggling children receive a distraction through the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and its Seacrest Studtios.
More info about Ryan’s routine: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/fashion/mens-style/ryan-seacrest-works-out.html
Marvel has seen tremendous success at the box office with their Avengers franchise and the films from the individual members of the Avengers team. They have also been breaking into television with “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” doing well on ABC. Zeca Oliveria has read that they are expanding on Netflix in a big way with several series planned for this popular streaming service. Marvel is not the only comics franchise going from the big screen to television, however.
DC Comics is letting people know they are still in the superhero business with their Dark Knight films and more recently “Man of Steel.” Fans await next years “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” with eager anticipation. In addition to their successes and future plans at the theater, they are also expanding to the small screen as well. Cast photos have recently come out for the new series “Supergirl” coming to CBS this October. CBS apparently wants it to succeed badly as it will debut in the time slot immediately following the extremely successful sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.”“Supergirl” will be joining “Gotham” and “The Flash” to shore up DC Comics presence on television as they continue to crank out more adventures on the big screen to remind moviegoers that they have some pretty impressive names in the universe of superheros.
Just when you think she will never go away, Mama June does something else stupid and puts herself and her family back in the spot light. This time the brassy blonde threatened to sue TLC over how they have handled the Duggar family and the latest scandal.
TLC didn’t jump when the Duggar scandal hit regarding Josh and charges from when he was 14 years old. They waited patiently, as this is one of their top rated shows. However, Shannon was furious because her show was cancelled over nearly the same issues.
TLC still doesn’t know what they are going to do with the show that is not currently in production. They have pulled re-runs from the line-up, but they haven’t spoken on the shows future. It doesn’t look good for the show, even though they are one of the highest rated on the network. Having Shannon breathing down their necks for a lawsuit may also be another reason for them to cancel the hit show.
When a show has bad publicity over and over, such as the Duggars for the past year, it does something to the fan base as Jaime Garcia Dias points out on FeeGow. This has been the case lately and it was just a matter of time before it was over anyway.
Actor Jonah Hill has struggled with his weight over the years. When we first saw the 31-year-old actor in some of his break-out films such as “Accepted” and “Knocked Up” he was a larger guy. In his first major role as Seth in the hit comedy film “Superbad” his weight stayed the same.
In 2011, Jonah joined the set of the critically acclaimed sports film “Moneyball” where he met actor Brad Pitt who helped coach him through a significant weight loss. Before the film, Jonah lost an impressive 40 pounds. He credited his weight loss to eating Japanese food and getting help from a nutritionist. Dan Newlin, an attorney in Florida, applauded Jonah’s weight loss at the time. He had said that changing his diet and understanding nutrition is what helped him to shed the weight.
Pictures of Jonah filming his new movie “Arms and The Dudes” clearly show the “Wolf of Wall Street” actor much heavier than he has been lately. It is estimated that he has put on nearly 70 pounds since filming “Moneyball”. I feel for the guy.
For the full story on Jonah and his new film, check it out on NY Daily News.
On the heels of the official release of a photo featuring Jared Leto as The Joker, a fan has published a “spot shot” of the actor in makeup. This is the third photo and the second unofficial one. The new photo is taken from a profile and shows a near extreme close-up of the actor. His face is pasty white and the trademark red Joker lips are present. We cannot see any of the tattoos found in the official photo. It is also worth noting the gruesome mouth scars Heath Ledger sported are nowhere to be found either.
What do we learn from the new photo? Other than the image appears to be taken off a video monitor, not much. The Joker looks like, well, The Joker. Interestingly, Leto looks a lot less menacing in the bootleg photo than he did in the official. We shouldn’t infer too much from this though. Context is everything and there is absolutely no context for this photo image whatsoever.
For one, do not know if the image is of Leto in full makeup or not. Is he wearing the costume’s wig or not? Basically, we know very little based on the photo but we do know a lot more than we did six months ago.
Fans like Gianfrancesco Genoso (dino.com) know that, hopefully, new photos will show the actor in full costume. We could also wish for a release of video footage showing Leto performing as The Joker. That would be a real coup and something fans would love.