Ryan Seacrest is a radio personality, host and producer of multiple companies and productions. He is best known for hosting the well-known vocal competition, American Idol. Seacrest has many subsidiaries from this success such as On Air with Ryan Seacrest and Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Seacrest was born in Atlanta. He won an internship at WSTR, a radio station based out of Atlanta. He was still attending high school during this time. He worked with Tom Sullivan during the internship. Seacrest studied journalism at the University of Georgia. He continued to be involved with radio via the local Athens station. He discontinued his college studies at 19 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in broadcasting. As per GQ, during May of 2016, Ryan Seacrest was presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Georgia, the same school he attended many years prior.
He initiated his own company called Ryan Seacrest Productions. As a result, his production company has received many awards for their efforts. Ryan Seacrest Productions produces programs such as E! Live from the Red Carpet and Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset. Ryan Seacrest Productions also produces the show Shades of Blue. His company has allowed him to be involved with multiple opportunities and become well versed in the industry.
According to Forbes.com, his brand has expanded into retail and clothing. He has a clothing line sold at Macy’s. He also has a men’s skincare line, with the popular dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer. Seacrest has received endorsements with companies such as Coca-Cola and Ford. He is chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened 10 broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals in major cities around the country. He serves on the board at the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Seacrest is an honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation.
Throughout the course of his career, Seacrest, also a radio show host, has hosted and been involved in many popular productions and programs for decades.
The first time Alex Pall met Andrew “Drew” Taggart through a shared friend, it was like musical fate. Their ambitions, interests, and goals coincided on an amazing level. The guys, better known to everyone as The Chainsmokers, immediately started working on music together.
Alex had previously quit his 9-5 job in lieu of pursuing music as his full time gig. Being a DJ since a very young age, it just seemed like right direction for him personally and professionally. Drew, however, had always been drawn to the DJ scene, but did not actually start performing music and putting on shows until he was in college. He used SoundCloud to get his work known. Once he met Alex, he left his job and even his state, and moved to New York so the two could produce music together.
Those decisions turned out to be the best choices they had ever made. The Chainsmokers soon released “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” with many more hits soon to follow. But these guys don’t want to be like everyone else in the industry. They strive to be better and better with each work they produce, determined to constantly improve. Pushing the envelope and keeping their fans on their toes is a goal for Alex. So the guys switched gears, opting this time around to do something completely unheard of. They weren’t just going to produce music and let other artists handle the vocals. The decided to get more personal with their music. They decided to get “Closer.”
Writing a new song about the gray area of hooking up with an ex, Drew takes the reigns as lead singer, brining a unique experience to fans around the world. “Closer” is the much anticipated next release for this EDM/pop duo, in collaboration with the talented Halsey, whom they really enjoyed creating with.
This new song really sets The Chainsmokers apart from other industry DJ’s. With their fan base ranging from young kids to senior citizens, including different nationalities, this new turn musically will surely draw even more people into the fold of The Chainsmokers.
Alex Pall, together with Drew Taggart, forms the band known as The Chainsmokers. Hard work and perseverance characterize the journey of Alex Pall towards stardom, and he never stopped until the young musician ends up being successful. Like most musicians, he and Drew Taggart had to start low. Alex Pall was a local DJ in New York City at night, while he becomes an art gallery assistant during the day. He met his future manager after a performance at a local club, and he was later on introduced to Drew Taggart. The two musicians instantly became friends because they share the same interest in music. After extensive and careful planning, their manager had the idea to turn them into a duo and gave them the title as The Chainsmokers.
Since the formation of the band in 2012, Alex Pall has come a long way. He and his partner have been releasing songs which are being recognized as a top hit, and their singles have been downloaded and played on a variety of media several times. They have also stated that more people are feeling the relation towards their songs, and they believe that it is another reason why their singles are becoming a hit. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart claimed that before they would write a song, they would have to think deeper and see how the song would affect them. They wanted their songs to be about discovering one’s self, touching the deeper parts of being a human. Alex Pall also shared that he would keep on speaking with Drew Taggart regarding their songs and how it would affect the public when they listened to it.
Alex Pall has been very thankful for the career that he is enjoying right now. He never expected that a manager from the club he worked for would soon discover his talent and will pair him up with an equal who loves music so much. Today, The Chainsmokers are visiting major cities around the world, meeting up with their fans and making them happy through the songs and music that they composed and recorded.