Commencement: Speeches For The Class ...

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 also know that because of these difficult times, a lot of 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.

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Performing Arts
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Erin Andrews
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, sportscaster and television personality, Erin Andrews, highlights her favorite guiding quotations from some of the legends of the football record books, as well as her own best advice, for the graduating class of 2021.
6 min
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Jo Piazza
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, best-selling author, podcaster, and award-winning journalist Jo Piazza sizes up the ups and the downs of being a graduate today, and shares what she believes is the most important decision most people will make, with the graduating class of 2021.
8 min
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Ben Bowlin
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, Ben Bowlin, on behalf of the entire cast of Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know, takes some time to reflect on making your own “normal”, as well as share some facts they may not want to know (pun intended), with the graduating class of 2021.
10 min
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Nikki Glaser
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, comedienne, podcast and television host Nikki Glaser brings her signature wit to tell the class of 2021 what a real education looks like and how to stay focused on what they love.
6 min
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Minnie Driver
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, Academy Award Nominee Minnie Driver draws guidance from the ways that the lives of her parents grew out of brave reactions to the adversity that life threw at them, for the graduating class of 2021.
6 min
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Michelle Williams
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, Destiny’s Child singer and actress, Michelle Williams, sends her heartfelt love, congratulations, and support, and takes some time to acknowledge the greatness of the graduating class of 2021.
5 min
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Demi Lovato
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, award-winning singer/songwriter Demi Lovato offers a recognition of individual and collective hardships and a charge for the future, to the graduating class of 2021.
3 min
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Bowen Yang

In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, Bowen Yang of Saturday Night Live looks back at why he remembers so little from his own graduations, to share some forward-looking suggestions for the graduating class of 2021.
5 min
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John Legend
12 min
10
Bill & Melinda Gates
8 min
11
Halsey
7 min
12
Eli Manning
11 min
13
Aaron Mahnke
9 min
14
Abby Wambach
13 min
15
Angela Yee
9 min
16
Angie Martinez
7 min
17
Astro Teller
15 min
18
Becky G
13 min
19
Bobby Bones
15 min
20
Bobbi Brown
10 min
21
Bobby Flay
6 min
22
Chelsea Handler
6 min
23
Chris Broussard
11 min
24
Chuck Bryant
6 min
25
Coach Mike Krzyzewski
13 min
26
David Chang
7 min
27
David Solomon
14 min
28
DJ Khaled
3 min
29
Doritos Valedictorian Speeches
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.
13 min
30
Dr. Oz
11 min
31
Dr. Jennifer Aaker
10 min
32
Dr. Steven Dillingham & Michael C. Cook Sr. of ...
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.
16 min
33
Enrique Santos
12 min
34
Enrique Santos (En Español)
Enrique Santos (En Español)
11 min
35
General Stan McChrystal
6 min
36
George Lopez
5 min
37
Guy Raz
9 min
38
Henry Winkler
7 min
39
Hillary Clinton
16 min
40
Jake Brennan
10 min
41
John Green
9 min
42
Josh Clark
9 min
43
Katie Couric
8 min
44
Kesha
8 min
45
Khalid
3 min
46
Mary J Blige
5 min
47
Mellody Hobson
20 min
48
Mike Sievert, CEO, T-Mobile
11 min
49
Pitbull (En Español)
2 min
50
Pitbull
3 min
51
Rita Wilson
11 min
52
Ryan Seacrest
9 min
53
Sienna Miller
9 min
54
Smokey Robinson
3 min
55
Stephanie Ruhle
10 min
56
Sylvia Rhone
6 min
57
Tim Cook
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.”
9 min
58
Tim McGraw
7 min
59
Tom Brokaw
7 min
60
Woody
7 min
61
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