Commencement: Speeches For The Class of 2020

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iHeartRadio knows how important the graduation ceremony is. After four long years of hard work, commencement offers one last moment to reflect before you toss your hat into the air and take on the world. We know that during these difficult times, most graduates won’t get to attend their ceremony in person. So, we've partnered with some of the biggest names across industries, to write a commencement speech just for you. From 4-star generals to all-star comedians, legendary coaches to John Legend himself, these are the words we hope will inspire you.

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John Legend
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Grammy- and Academy Award-winning R&B singer/songwriter John Legend gives new graduates inspiration and wisdom as they take their first steps into adulthood.
May 15, 2020
Bill & Melinda Gates
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, business magnate and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates empower graduating seniors to embrace the mantra that progress is possible, and encourage them to accept the shared mission of propelling us all forward into a better future.
May 15, 2020
Halsey
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, award-winning singer/songwriter Halsey takes some time to offer words of encouragement and motivation for the graduating class of 2020.
May 15, 2020
Eli Manning
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, American professional football player Eli Manning emboldens graduating students to discover their own unique grade of rocket fuel and blast off into a promising future.
May 15, 2020
Aaron Mahnke
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Aaron Mahnke is the creator, producer, and host of the hit podcast Lore (Best of iTunes 2015 & 2016). He is also the Executive Producer of the Lore television show on Amazon (from the producer of The Walking Dead), author of The World of Lore book series (Penguin Random House / Del Rey), creator and host of Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities, as well as Executive Producer of the Noble Blood podcast, hosted by author Dana Schwartz.
May 15, 2020
Abby Wambach
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World champion Abby Wambach encourages seniors to not forget to rely on their team, as nobody wins alone, and to relentlessly believe in themselves and each other.
May 15, 2020
Angela Yee
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Angela Yee, co-host of The Breakfast Club emboldens the graduates to not be afraid to ask for help and to also help others, as they are the new visionaries, leading the way for the rest of us into a better tomorrow.
May 15, 2020
Angie Martinez
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Known as “The Voice of New York,” Angie Martinez is recognized as one of the most influential personalities in popular culture and media. In addition to her 25+ years of on-air hosting experience, Angie boasts a diverse portfolio of entrepreneurial endeavors, having served as a New York Times best-selling author, Grammy-nominated recording artist, actor, brand spokesperson and activist.
May 15, 2020
Astro Teller
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As Captain of Moonshots (CEO) at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory, Astro Teller oversees teams inventing and launching audacious new technologies to help solve some of the world’s hardest problems. This has led to breakthrough innovations such as self-driving cars, delivery drones, and smart contact lenses. Through his experience looking out onto 10+ year time horizons and leading moonshots at X, Astro has developed an unmatched vantage point for what the future might hold. In his address, Astro reflects on how the class of 2020 is uniquely positioned -- more than any class we’ve seen in decades -- to unleash their secret superpowers and shape a radically better future for all of us.
May 15, 2020
Becky G
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, singer, songwriter, and actress Becky G advises seniors to embrace the bright future ahead of them, trust themselves, be empathic and compassionate, and work together to make our world a better place.
May 15, 2020
Bobby Bones
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Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones who “has carved out a place for himself in nearly every corner of the entertainment world,” Bones is host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Bobby Bones Show, which broadcasts to over 150 stations and is the #1 Country morning show with millions of weekly listeners.
May 15, 2020
Bobbi Brown
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, professional makeup artist, author, and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Bobbi Brown motivates graduating seniors to pursue the next steps in their life with enthusiasm, fearlessness, and perseverance. "Get over it. Get over yourself. Get out there."
May 15, 2020
Bobby Flay
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, chef, restaurateur, and TV personality Bobby Flay encourages graduates to embrace the opportunites that are offered to them, and to look past disappointments into a brighter future.
May 15, 2020
Chelsea Handler
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, comedian, best-selling author, and activist Chelsea Handler challenges new graduates to do things that scare them, meditate, find a good therapist, and get a dog.
May 15, 2020
Chris Broussard
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May 15, 2020
Chuck Bryant
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Chuck Bryant, co-host of the Stuff You Should Know podcast, reminds graduates to not let this season define them, reminding them the world believes in their ability to craft a better future for themselves.
May 15, 2020
Coach Mike Krzyzewski
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, one of history's best college basketball coaches Mike Krzyzewski inspires graduating seniors to surround themselves with good people and to trust those who love them as they make life decisions moving forward.
May 15, 2020
David Chang
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, restaurateur, author, and TV personality David Chang advises graduating students that true happiness comes from being selfless, encouraging them to leave the world better than you found it.
May 15, 2020
David Solomon
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, David Solomon, an investment banker, record producer, and CEO of Goldman Sachs inspires graduates to hold onto their unique spark in the world, be curious about the world and those we share it with, and to stay true to themselves.
May 15, 2020
DJ Khaled
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020,
May 15, 2020
Doritos Valedictorian Speeches
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Hear from five graduating seniors during the Doritos Valedictorian episode, as these students inspire a generation of seniors to rise to the next level during this trying time.
May 15, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Aaker
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, an award-winning behavioral scientist and best-selling author, Dr. Jennifer Aaker shares insights on how to live a life of meaning and purpose, as shared through an unexpected lens: the regrets of the dying.
May 15, 2020
Dr. Oz
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, Columbia University professor, and television personality, encourages graduates to pass along the love they receive from the world and to not take themselves too seriously.
May 15, 2020
Dr. Steven Dillingham & Michael C. Cook Sr. of the U.S. Census Bureau
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Michael C. Cook Sr., chief of the Public Information Office at the U.S. Census Bureau, and Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director for the U.S. Census Bureau offer up their words of advice for the Class of 2020, and explain the importance of being counted in the 2020 Census.
May 15, 2020
Enrique Santos
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Enrique Santos, chairman and Chief Creative Officer of iHeart Latino inspires graduating seniors to be the reinventors of the world.
May 15, 2020
Enrique Santos (En Español)
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En este episodio de Commencement: Los Discursos Para La Clase 2020, Enrique Santos. Presidente y Director Ejecutivo Creativo de iHeart Latino inspira a los graduados seniors para que sean reinventores del mundo.
May 15, 2020
General Stan McChrystal
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, retired United States Army General and founder of the McChrystal Group Stanley Allen McChrystal inspires the graduating class of 2020 to persist in the face of adversity and to persevere through potential failures in pursuit of a purpose-filled life.
May 15, 2020
George Lopez
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, comedian and actor George Lopez encourages graduates to take care of themselves, their minds, their spirits, and to protect their souls, especially in today's trying times.
May 15, 2020
Guy Raz
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Guy Raz is a journalist, correspondent and radio host, currently working at National Public Radio (NPR). He has been described by The New York Times as "one of the most popular podcasters in history"
May 15, 2020
Henry Winkler
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, actor Henry Winkler reminds graduating seniors that they have greatness inside of them, and encourages them to find out what their gift is, dig it out and give it to the world.
May 15, 2020
Hillary Clinton
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In every role she has ever held -- as an advocate for women and kids, as an attorney, as First Lady, as Senator, as Secretary of State, and as the first woman in U.S. history to earn a major party's presidential nomination -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has defied convention and stood up for what she believes. She knows more than most about setbacks -- and comebacks. She has a fierce sense of gratitude for the women who have come before her, and those who inspire her today. She is a mom and a proud grandma who is determined to make the world fairer and more equal for everyone.    In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Hillary Rodham Clinton talks to graduates about why they could not be better suited to take on the world, even in these turbulent times.
May 15, 2020
Jake Brennan
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Jake Brennan, host and creator of the hit music and true crime podcast Disgraceland, encourages graduating students to embrace their inner rockstar while bringing their unique skills, intellect, and hustle to the table in whatever their next steps are.
May 15, 2020
John Green
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green encourages graduates to take a minute to remember and appreciate all of the people in their lives who have loved them up to this moment.
May 15, 2020
Josh Clark
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Josh Clark, co-host of the Stuff You Should Know podcast, divulges secrets to graduates that their parents and teachers may have neglected to tell them.
May 15, 2020
Katie Couric
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Katie Couric passes the torch for her generation to the graduating seniors and urges them to "be the change" they want to see in the world.
May 15, 2020
Kesha
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, pop singer/songwriter Kesha encourages young people to re-examine their lives in the midst of these uncertain times, and to take a deep breath, step back, and ask "what should this new normal look like."
May 15, 2020
Khalid
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Khalid is an American singer and songwriter, who rose to fame with his debut single 'Location' which peaked at No. 16 on the 'US Billboard Hot 100' chart. His debut studio album 'American Teen', which was consciously named such to combat stereotypical views on 'proper American', was equally successful and reached No. 4 on 'US Billboard 200' albums chart.
May 15, 2020
Mary J Blige
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Grammy-award winning singer Mary J. Blige offers words of inspiration to graduates, empowering them to use this moment of stillness to sharpen their minds, their talents, and their swords.
May 15, 2020
Mellody Hobson
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Mellody Hobson, president and co-CEO of Ariel Investments and former chairman of DreamWorks Animation, provides real world advice and discusses the importance of valuing time, money, and people. She provides real-world advice that will point graduates toward a more secure financial future.
May 15, 2020
Mike Sievert, CEO, T-Mobile
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert inspires graduating seniors to follow their passions, find things that make them happy, and use their passions to help spread happiness to other people.
May 15, 2020
Pitbull (En Español)
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May 15, 2020
Pitbull
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Pitbull offers words of encouragement and advice to graduating seniors.
May 15, 2020
Rita Wilson
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May 15, 2020
Ryan Seacrest
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Ryan Seacrest is an Emmy-winning television host, radio personality, mega producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. As one of the most recognizable voices across television and radio, Seacrest is host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping #1 nationally-syndicated LA morning drive-time show for iHeart Media’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.
May 15, 2020
Sienna Miller
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, actress, fashion designer, and model Sienne Miller advises graduating seniors to embrace the painful moments, as they're pushing you towards a breakthrough, and don't forget to put your phone down so you don't miss out on the better half of life.
May 15, 2020
Smokey Robinson
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, legendary musical artist Smokey Robinson reminds graduating seniors that they are equipped with knowledge and power to take with them into the future.
May 15, 2020
Stephanie Ruhle
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, MSNBC news anchor Stephanie Ruhle offers words of encouragement to new graduates, advising them to prioritize teamwork and embrace the spirit of working together.
May 15, 2020
Sylvia Rhone
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Sylvia Rhone is an American music industry executive. She is the Chair and CEO of Epic Records, a label owned by Sony Music Entertainment. Rhone is regarded as the most influential female executive in the history of the music business. Named Chairman and CEO of Epic Records in 2019, a division of Sony Entertainment, Ms. Rhone has helmed senior positions at all three major record companies, and was the first woman to be named CEO of a major record label owned by a Fortune 500 company
May 15, 2020
Tim Cook
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Due to COVID-19 making large gatherings impossible, Ohio State University decided to hold a virtual commencement for thousands of graduates this year. Who better to relay a virtual commencement speech than the current CEO of one of the world's largest tech companies? Tim Cook delivered his speech on May 3rd and urged students to “build a better future than the one you thought was certain.”
May 15, 2020
Tim McGraw
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, country music superstar Tim McGraw encourages the class of 2020 to be the inspiration that empowers a deeeper human connection for all people.
May 15, 2020
Tom Brokaw
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In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, veteran journalist and news anchor Tom Brokaw offers words of wisdom and inspiration to the graudation class, encouraging them to embrace their places on the front lines as beacons of humanity's endless possibilities.
May 15, 2020
Woody
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Woody is the host of the nationally syndicated morning radio show, The Woody Show. In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Woody uses a heavy dose of humor to remind graduates to be alert and ready for the future, especially in today's current environment.
May 15, 2020
Introducing - Commencement: Speeches For The Class 2020
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iHeartRadio knows how important the graduation ceremony is. After four long years of hard work, commencement offers one last moment to reflect before you toss your hat into the air and take on the world. We know that during these difficult times, most graduates won’t get to attend their ceremony in person. So, we've partnered with some of the biggest names across industries, to write a commencement speech just for you. From 4-star generals to all-star comedians, legendary coaches to John Legend himself, these are the words we hope will inspire you.  Thank you to DORITOS® , State Farm® , T-Mobile and the 2020 Census.
May 05, 2020