MTV has finally decided to listen to their viewers by bringing back their weekday music video countdown show, Total Request Live!
I just remember coming home from school and turning on MTV to watch Carson Daily host TRL. Most of todays biggest entertainers (Beyonce, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Rihanna, etc) would go on TRL to promote their upcoming single or album. They would also perform on the show which was awesome because if you were lucky enough to be in the audience it was very intimate, no more than 30 people were present. There would also be a segment on the show where the celebrity guest would choose a lucky fan downstairs in Times Square.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m so excited! The new TRL will debut on October 2nd with 5 new hosts.
–Amy Pham, a DJ/actress/TV host who has served as a creative ambassador for the likes of CoverGirl, Maybelline, Forever 21 and Macy’s.
–D.C. Young Fly, a musician and social-media star. You may have seen him on MTV’s Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out, or in BET’s recent New Edition biopic.
– Erik Zachary, an on-air host for iHeartMedia’s 103.5 KISS FM in Chicago. Best known for launching a country-specific iHeart channel, Zachary also has a YouTube channel featuring his celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and more.
–Lawrence Jackson, a seasoned celebrity interviewer with work featured on ESPN and ABC, as well as in Essence magazine.
–Tamara Dhia, a former Complex staffer known for interviewing some of pop culture’s heaviest hitters.