American Top 40

Ryan Seacrest is known for hosting the popular televised competition American Idol, the annual TV special Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and the radio program American Top 40.Born in1974 in Atlanta, Georgia,
Ryan Seacrest decided on a career in radio early on. He got his first job as a DJ at a station in Atlanta. In the mid-1990s, Seacrest moved to Los Angeles, California, where he started a popular afternoon radio show. His career really took off in 2002, when he became a host of American Idol. Seacrest soon started covering entertainment events and serving as a news anchor for the E! television network. In 2012, he signed a deal with NBC Universal to appear on the Today show and other programs. In 2013, he began hosting the game show The Million Second Quiz.

Early Life

Born on December 24, 1974, in Atlanta, Georgia, popular radio and television personality Ryan John Seacrest has also become a powerhouse behind the scenes as a producer of such reality TV hits as Keeping Up with the Kardashians. He developed the desire to become a radio disc jockey at an early age. Seacrest listened to such DJs as Casey Kasem and Rick Dees growing up, studying and copying the way they talked during their shows.American Bandstand host Dick Clark was another important early influence.At Dunwoody High School, Seacrest “wore braces and glasses and was fat and got teased about,” he once explained to the New York Times. “But I was always very ambitious.” His first broadcasting job was handling announcements at the school. Seacrest then managed to land an internship at an Atlanta radio station, which led to his first on-air gig. He stayed with the station while attending the University of Georgia.

Radio Star

In the mid-1990s, Seacrest relocated to Los Angeles. There, he launched a popular afternoon radio show called Ryan Seacrest for the Ride Home, which lasted until 2004. In 2003, Seacrest started a syndicated program, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. The following year, he took over for one of his idols, Casey Kasem, as host of American Top 40.

Despite becoming a television star and producer, Seacrest continues to be a presence in radio. He continues to host On Air with Ryan Seacrest andAmerican Top 40, in addition to his more recent roles.

Combine Hollywood's hottest host with America's longest running weekend countdown and you've got a ratings explosion called American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest. Every week, from the heart of the music business in Hollywood, Ryan counts down from Number 40 to the hottest hit song in America. Between the music, listeners take advantage of Ryan Seacrest's insider access to the superstars of music and entertainment, with news and gossip you'll hear nowhere else. Recent guests include: Madonna, Jamie Foxx, Lindsay Lohan, Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce, Shakira and Rob Thomas! More than just the hits, only AT40 brings you the features you want to hear, like: the AT40 Music Minutes, AT40 Sleeze, AT40 Hookup, and the ever popular AT40 BREAK OUT! About Ryan Seacrest With his thriving broadcasting career and multiple ventures in media Ryan Seacrest is at the forefront of entertainment media. While hosting and producing multiple television and radio programs, building his Ryan Seacrest Productions banner (RSP) into a viable entity creating content for all media platforms and a myriad of brand ventures, Seacrest is redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur and a quadruple threat in Hollywood. Seacrest was honored when he was nominated for an Emmy award in the “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program” category for his work on “American Idol” in 2008 and 2009. Seacrest was also added to the list of greats who have hosted the prestigious Emmy awards in both 2007 and 2008. Seacrest now holds preeminent positions in the worlds of broadcast television, nationally syndicated radio, local radio and cable. He is already celebrated internationally as host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase "American Idol" and the world’s most popular radio countdown show, "American Top 40," as well as his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time radio show for Clear Channel's 102.7 KIIS-FM. Additionally, Seacrest executive produces and co-hosts “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” which, has spiked networks ratings and consistently won the night for viewership since his involvement with the show. Seacrest’s RSP banner has quickly established itself as a full fledged production entity with numerous pilots, series and specials in production and development. RSP recently wrapped production on their new reality show for ABC titled “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” with famed British chef, Jamie Oliver. The show centers around Oliver who will touch down in America's unhealthiest cities and give its residents good-food makeovers using local resources. The show will premiere on March 26, 2010 on ABC. RSP has also recently aired the third season of their hit E! series “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” The series, which follows the lives of Hollywood socialite Kim Kardashian and her outrageous blended family, continues to be one of the highest rated series on the network. RSP’s “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami ” debuted on E! in August 2009 and follows sisters, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian as they move to Miami to seek a fresh start. This show also boasts some of the network's highest ratings. Seacrest’s ever growing brand spans beyond media with his many entrepreneurial endeavors. He signed an extensive deal with brand heavyweight Proctor & Gamble to be the spokesperson for Crest and Scope. Seacrest took this opportunity with Crest and Scope to raise funds for one of his philanthropic partners, Operation Smile; a medical charity whose network of global medical personal and physicians provide free reconstructive surgery to underprivileged children with facial deformities and other dental needs. Seacrest has also forged continued deals with brands such as Coke and Microsoft. Seacrest recently announced a strategic marketing and technology alliance with Eventful, Inc. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Seacrest’s professional career in broadcasting began at the age of sixteen when he applied for an internship at one of Atlanta’s top radio stations, WSTR-STAR 94. While working at STAR 94 he finished high school and went on to attend the University of Georgia where he majored in Journalism. Seacrest currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
American Top 40
American Top 4017 hours ago

Rebecca Black's rendition of the Katy Perry track is gorgeous.

Harr Guna They Do That with The War on Terror,
American Top 40
American Top 4018 hours ago

Another member of One Direction is going to be a daddy.

Rachel Schmid Ninva Ahron nei was fûr e übberraschig😂😂 demfall het si solang bruucht zum en Vaterschaftstest mache wel si nöd sicher gsii isch😒
Laura Moore Keathley Lisa - I can hear you screaming all the way here!
Carlota Salamero Gil Why??😢😢😢😢😢
Harr Guna
Johnric Serrano Sugui Noooo! 😒
James Chong notbad~ xD they kinda match
Alexa Gordon Olivia Singer Danae Pieroni we said this monthsss ago !
Sneha Anand Krishnasish Gain Cheryl and liam😍
Lore Geenen Tessa Verspreet
American Top 40
American Top 4019 hours ago

So is Joe Jonas still jealous of Nick Jonas?

Eman Domingo What is he talking about? They're both that close too each other. Jealous = Cake By The Ocean. Body Moves = Close (feat. Tove Lo) Toothbrush = Chains
Stephy Aloidnem Well I guess joe is saying something we all knew already.
American Top 40
American Top 4020 hours ago

Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry shot the breeze like best friends.

Eric D Will I wonder if his current song will be number one this weekend on AT40. If not, probably next week.
Vallejos Rafael And theres taylor who gets jealous
Kasujja James Raymond Eric I bet
Robin Mendoza Rita ❤❤
American Top 40
American Top 4021 hours ago


Holly Bathurst Laura B got your answer
American Top 40
American Top 4022 hours ago

Well deserved.

Law of Attraction - Ask, Believe, Receive The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don't.
Harr Guna
American Top 40
American Top 4023 hours ago

This Zedd & Alessia Cara track will be your new favorite song!

Jay Sy Lim It ain't me is the best
Romuel Nadal Baltonado yep
Bernard Baracena Borromeo Is it out!???
American Top 40
American Top 402 days ago

Did your faves win?

Nayansha Shrestha I m happy that lm won 😌😁
Merry Thomsan