When it comes to the sports world there are a lot of famous athletes. Often times these athletes are well known. But then there are times when the not so well known athlete has given such an impressive performance that they now become famous. This is where the Jamaican born Badminton player Gareth Henry has claimed his stake to fame. Even though he was born in the little town of Kingston, Jamaica it did not stop him from becoming a world wide sensation.
Gareth Henry came onto the scene in 2011 to represent Jamaica in a Badminton Tournament that was held in the Pan-American Games. Since that time Gareth Henry has won numerous medals. He was a part of a combined men’s team that represented Jamaica in the 2018 Pan-Am Men’s Championship that won a bronze medal for Jamaica.
He and his partner Samuel Rickets have dominated the sport of badminton on the world stage. Together they went on to win the gold medal in the 2018 Central America And Caribbean games. Gareth Henry has not just been a leader on the field when it comes to playing sports but he’s also been an advocate for leading gay rights activism.
Because Gareth himself is gay, he has used his platform of notarity and fame to help others just like him. Individuals who are a part of the LGBTQ community in Jamaica are always at risk because same-sex marriage is not legal there. So Gareth spends most of his free time helping others to report crimes against gay individuals. He also spends his time volunteering with nonprofit facilities that assist LGBTQ individuals with relocation due to living in persecution.
Gareth himself left Jamaica for the same reason and he now resides in Canada. He has made it a mission to help others relocate to other countries where they can be accepted for who they are. Gareth Henry continues to defy the odds in humanity as well as in his athleticism. The determination that helped him to win so many medals is the same determination that has helped him to reach out to others.
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The Chainsmokers is a group consisting of a duo DJ band made up of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. The group was earlier made up of Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler, but they disbanded the duo, and it was later formed in 2012 under their new manager Adam Alpert. He introduced Pall to Taggart who was working at an art gallery at the time which is located in Chelsea, Manhattan. They both met when they were still in the university where Pall studied at New York University while Taggart was at Syracuse University.
Taggart left Maine for New York after he is told that a duo which was being managed by Alpert had space for him because one of its members had gone. They met and started out by mixing Indian songs and later in 2012 they had collaboration with an Indian actress, and they made two songs which were “Erase” and “The Rookie.” The Chainsmokers had their first live performance during the opening of Timeflies. They came up with a single called “Selfie,” and it was released for free in 2013 December.
Dim Mak Records took the song released by The Chainsmokers and added some few more lines and later re-released the song. The single earned the Chainsmokers a lot of fame and recognition since it was in the international charts and also was among the leading songs in the Electronic Songs chart. The song had a significant impact on the lives of Pall and Taggart.
The Chainsmokers began receiving contracts from many companies and eventually they signed up with Disruptor Records which was part of Sony Music Entertainment. The Chainsmokers started releasing hit songs because they had already established a huge fan base which gave them a lot of support and encouragement.
The duo released a hit song by the name “Paris,” and it was received with positivity in the US and Canada, and it has got over 270 million views. In 2018 they have released “Sick Boy,” and their many hit songs earned them fame as Billboard listed The Chainsmokers as number one in the Billboard Dance top 100. The Chainsmokers are inspiring to most of their fans, and this has been the base of their success.
To begin a career in music, Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers decided to DJ around his city to get started. He was quite scared because he was showing his music to other people so the critics were new to his music of course. When he was introduced to Drew, he immediately started the opportunity in Maine. His journey had just begun.
Andrew Taggart was in college before he was met with Alex which he also had the same interest in DJing. Andrew was put down for liking the dance music, however, that did not stop young Drew from pursuing and taking his music to the next level. When he moved to New York City, he heard of a band called The Chainsmokers and was invited to join them in jamming out. Before you know it, in four years, they made many popular songs to inspire the new generation.
They had no idea the end results they would get from getting together because they really loved the music scene. So, they did not give up on their journey to becoming musicians. Although becoming popular in the music scene was not easy, they kept on trying different strategies to get to the top. They were unstoppable because they were loving what they were accomplishing.
They continue to listen to many kinds of music until they create something that is entirely and uniquely theirs. They worked carefully together to pursue the best 3 songs of their career which landed them so many gigs around the world.
Also, as their popularity grows in the music industry, they began to work with other famous artists to continue the growth of their band. The Chainsmokers love what they do and they like to play in front of many different kinds of audiences. Whether that may be 15 people in the crowd or 20,000. The Chainsmokers have changed the direction of electronic music for the people. And the people are loving it. With that said, they will continue this kind of music for the generation of our time. It is a great experience to share with people, the music, the energy, and the company.