In the midst of the pandemic of COVID-19, countless high school and college students are missing out on the milestone of the graduation ceremonies, along with the inspiring words that come in the form of a graduation speech. To provide some words of advice and encouragement to these students who work hard, iHeartMedia has announced a new limited series of podcasts called Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, which will be launched on the 15th of may. The podcast will include leaders, intellectuals accomplished in a variety of fields, including recording artists such as Halsey, John Legend and Kesha, as well as the exsecretaria of State Hillary Clinton, two-time olympic gold medalist and champion of the FIFA World Cup Abby Wambach and comedian and television Host Chelsea Handler.
In an official statement, Conal Byrne, president of the Network iHeartPodcast, said: “The students of final year of high school and university students are always in need of inspiration, tranquility and life tips as you move into the next chapter of their lives, and that is especially true. year. Speeches for the Class of 2020 gathered today to some of the more experienced people and inspiring the country to celebrate the resistance, the strength and the achievements of the graduates of this year. These are the speakers that our graduates would have had in their ceremonies of the real world were it not for the current circumstances, and we could not be more excited to bring them together through this podcast “.
The speeches, which will be produced specifically for the podcast, will also be in charge of characters as the legend of the NFL football Eli Manning, the restaurateur and television personality David Chang, the award-winning journalist Katie Couric, the icon of cosmetics Bobbi Brown, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, David Solomon and stand-up comedian and television host Jimmy Fallon. Other participating artists are DJ Khaled, Tim McGraw, Pitbull and Khalid. The speeches will also be given by the personalities in the air iHeartRadio and presenters of the podcast, including Ryan Seacrest, Angie Martinez, and Bobby Bones.
Halsey, who received the prestigious Hal David Starlight last year at the 50th Induction of the Annual Hall of Fame of the Composers, is no stranger to offering words of hope. The inspiring artist is not only a singer-songwriter, talented and Grammy-nominated, but that also is an advocate of open mental health and suicide prevention, among many other important topics. Their third album the critically acclaimed, Manic, was released in January.
Listen to the best of Halsey in the Apple Music and Spotify.