‘Closer’ by the Chainsmokers Becomes Diamond-Certified

Posted on December 03, 2018

Two years after its official release, ‘Closer’ managed over 10 million unit shipments. This feat has made the Chainsmokers/Halsey-made single to bag a diamond certification. The news first appeared on the Instagram pages of both Halsey and the Chainsmokers after they posted photos of the plaques. By having a highly-coveted diamond single, the Chainsmokers have proved to be successful in their work.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had certified the song multi-platinum (seven times platinum) in March 2017. Now the radio banger has hit ten times platinum (diamond), although the RIAA are yet to update their website with this information. When Halsey and the Chainsmokers released their song, it quickly bolted to Hot 100’s top song (2016).

The dance-pop would remain in that position longer than anybody expected. In other consecutive frames, ‘Closer’ ruled the all-genre singles and became one of US history’s fourth longest-running #1 hits. It tied in that position with other blockbuster releases.

The US society does not fail to reward any significant work. With that said, ‘Closer’ has bagged a couple of awards. These awards made it earn a nomination to the Grammy’s Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance category. Unfortunately, it has not yet won any Grammy as that particular year it lost to “Stressed Out,” which was a surprise hit by Twenty One Pilots. Still, it is a Chainsmoker’s song that continues to rack up streams, radio plays, and sales.

Other than a Grammy nomination, ‘Closer’ has been the #1 longest-running hit in Billboard’s chart of Hot/ Dance/ Electronic songs up until recently. “The Middle,” a song by Grey, Maren Morris, and Zedd dethroned it a few months ago.

“Closer” is not the first song by the Chainsmokers to become a top-ten hit. The due have a handful of songs that have done quite well. Even so, “Closer” is the tune that has pushed Chainsmokers over the edge, making them true superstars. The American production/ DJ duo consists of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The pair creates songs in genres such as pop, electropop, and electronic dance music. They have won the Grammy’s Best Dance Recording Awards, an American Music Award, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and many Billboard Awards.

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Ryan Seacrest-How He Balances His Life

Posted on September 17, 2018

Ryan Seacrest recently dto New York from Los Angeles in order to host “Live.” He will be hosting the show with Kelly Ripa, and he also produces the hit TV series, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and “American Idol.” He runs his own skincare line and clothing line, and has his own radio show, “On Air with Ryan.” He also makes time for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation because it’s important to give back to those in need.

His morning begins early at about 6 am, and he quickly gets himself ready for the day. He has his morning matcha tea and a coffee and keeps in shape with his trainer on the go. He feels guilty for taking the time to train but feels that it is essential to stay healthy and fit. He has been boxing with a boxing coach lately, and he also rides a Peloton before work. He also likes to run but does not like the treadmill. Running through the park beats the treadmill any day. Read this article published by The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

TV host Ryan Seacrest catches up with the overnight news and watches some TV, and he takes the car to work so he can catch up on the news on the way to work. He had to train himself over the years to balance everything, and he has developed self-discipline. He has had to really work in his focus since he has attention deficit disorder. His phone has been a big distraction, and he has found that limiting his phone time is for the better. In an article published by Men’s Journal, Seacrest mentioned that he has a vegan diet, and he avoids his phone when he is on a trip, so it does not distract him. He goes as far as to lock it in a safe which may seem drastic but it is effective.

Ryan Seacrest worked for Dick Clark for a short period before he passed and he had watched him as a kid. He remembers that he always seemed so calm and collected and when Seacrest asked him what his secret was, Clark responded that if you are doing your job well, that is what everyone will think.

More info about Seacrest’s radio show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl4h_3qTOIUnUX8KCICRM3A

Ryan Seacrest: America’s Personality

Posted on August 16, 2018

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia Ryan Seacrest had almost no problem finding his way to stardom. He started with his first hosting on a show called Gladiators 2000. This began in 1994 and from there he moved on to host a slew of other shows such as 98.7 radio show which he brought to the #1 show on afternoon radio. From there he went on to find fame in 2002 with American Idol, he was the most notable host on the show, but only stayed with the show for two seasons. However, many will say that he is the best host they ever had because of his great, non-stop energy and his memorable catchphrase “Seacrest out!” From there he went on to host American Juniors in 2003 where he kept the energy flowing. Almost immediately after, he brought that energy to yet another radio show. Ryan Seacrest, the creator of fashion line called Distinction was also nominated for several Emmy’s from 2003 all the way up until 2013 for his involvement and memorable role in American Idol’s national talent search. From 2004 to 2008 Ryan Seacrest, the American Idol host was the host of his own radio show that was named for him called On-Air with Ryan Seacrest. Many people still remember episodes of the show.

Recently he’s been up to pretty big things. In 2017, he joined Kelly Ripa and replaced Michael Strahan on ABC. Their show is called Live with Kelly and Ryan, and the two have undisputable chemistry that draws a great crowd to the daytime show. He is also the owner of his own foundation called the Ryan Seacrest Foundation that donates to several children’s hospitals all over the nation. According to mensjournal.com, Seacrest also named pop singer and model Selena Gomez the ambassador of his foundation and does his best to promote the foundation in his city to bring more awareness. Ryan Seacrest is one of the most beloved personalities in America and he will likely continue to be for another 40 years.

Ryan Seacrest can be contacted thru:
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Lawrence Bender: Academy Award Winning Producer and Documentary Filmmaker

Posted on May 22, 2018

Lawrence Bender is one of the top movie producers of our time. He has earned himself several academy awards for the movies he has chosen to be a part of as well as a slew of nominations. Aside of his mainstream movies, he has also won acclaim for producing and having a large role in the creation of the documentary An Inconvenient Trust. The documentary was truly groundbreaking as it was one of the first documentaries on the horrors of global warming that truly held water and was seen as created with an unbiased view. The documentary focused around proven information and scientific data that shed a bright light on the massive and widespread effects that global warming is having on our world. It also shone a light on the horrors of what could happen if a bigger focus isn’t placed on getting a handle on controlling global warming and, of course, on putting into action concrete laws and actions to stop this damage.

The documentary was a favorite of mine due to the fact that it wasn’t seen as an attack on any one organization, which is how similar global warming documentaries seemed to make a small splash, instead of a longstanding current that really made the issue a focus. Years after its release, the documentary is still being utilized in schools as a learning tool as well as an overall educational tool that is widely referenced. Lawrence Bender took home the Academy Award in the year of its release for Best Documentary Film. This is a very high honor to achieve.

As far as his more mainstream work, some of his major projects include keystone movies such as Django Unchained and Inglorious Bastards. He worked closely with Quentin Tarantino on both Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. In fact, Reservoir Dogs was actually one of the first major movies that Lawrence Bender played a crucial role in producing.

As far as his personal life, Lawrence Bender hails from both The Bronx and New Jersey. He studied at UofMaine in college before life weaved him into the world of film production, where he has continued to see great success.

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