Chegg Music 101 series powered by truth® brings spectacular artists to schools, with a $10,000 Music Grant, to showcase and support music in schools.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg Inc. (CHGG), the Smarter Way to Student, in partnership with truth, one of the largest and most successful national youth tobacco prevention campaigns, today announced Mission San Jose High School as the winner of a once-in-a-lifetime visit from award-winning musician Liam Payne, former member of One Direction. To celebrate the importance of arts in education, the school's music department will also be awarded a $10,000 grant from the Chegg David B. Goldberg Music Scholarship fund.
This concert is the fourth in a partnership series between Chegg and truth. truth shares the facts about tobacco and the marketing tactics of the industry behind it. Together, Chegg and truth are inspiring students to come together to use their passion and creativity as a force for good.
Students will be treated to a private concert featuring a selection of Liam Payne's top hits. Liam Payne will also host an exclusive Q&A with the school's students, sharing insights from his experience rising to global fame in one of the most successful pop groups as well as his transition to a solo artist. #CheggMusic101 with Liam Payne will take place at Mission San Jose High School in early 2019.
"We are thrilled to have an artist of Liam's caliber coming to Mission San Jose! It will be a very special event for our entire community," said Zack Larsen, Principal of Mission San Jose High School, "We are also thrilled with the donation to support music at our school. I am so proud of our students for achieving this!"
"I'm proud to be a part of Chegg Music 101 and showcase the importance of music and arts education since music has been such a positive force in my life. And I'm excited to share that with Mission San Jose students this winter," said Liam Payne. "Working in partnership with truth means a lot to me as well because of their dedication to sharing the facts about tobacco and empowering youth to get involved and make an impact on the issue in their communities," he added.
#CheggMusic101 with Liam Payne is the latest in Chegg's ongoing series of music classes brought to students across college and high school campuses nationwide. Previous #CheggMusic101 events featured top-artists including Steve Aoki, Rachel Platten, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Shawn Mendes, Kaskade, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.
"Over the past six years, Chegg Music 101 has grown to become a fantastic way to engage young people in music and support the arts on campus," said Mitch Spolan, Executive Vice President of Marketing Services at Chegg. "We're thrilled to have Liam Payne's participation with Chegg Music 101 in support of truth, and so happy for the students of Mission San Jose," added Spolan.
To learn more about how to join truth and become part of the generation to end tobacco for good, visit: thetruth.com.
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.
truth® is one of the largest and most successful national youth tobacco prevention campaigns. The campaign exposes the tactics of the tobacco industry, the truth about addiction, and the health effects and social consequences of smoking. truth gives teens facts to make their own informed choices about tobacco use and inspires them to use their social influence and creativity in the fight against tobacco. The campaign is credited with preventing hundreds of thousands of teens from starting to smoke, and is working to make this the generation that ends smoking for good. To learn more, visit thetruth.com. truth is part of Truth Initiative, a national public health organization dedicated to achieving a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. To learn more about Truth Initiative's work speaking, seeking and spreading the truth about tobacco, visit truthinitiative.org.
About Liam Payne
Liam Payne's music has been streamed over two billion times to date.
Upon signing to Capitol Records UK in 2016, he released his debut single 'Strip That Down' featuring Quavo. The single was a worldwide hit, topping the US charts and has since totaled over 10 million sales across the globe. It is certified Platinum in five countries including the UK and USA, and was one of the biggest selling singles of 2017, as well as the biggest selling solo single from any current member of One Direction.
He has since collaborated with some of the hottest acts of the pop music world today, including superstar DJ/producer Zedd on 'Get Low' and more recently J Balvin, the Latin American megastar who joined Liam for the hit single 'Familiar'. The track spent 16 weeks on the UK singles charts and has been streamed over 110 million times on Spotify alone, and was named Choice Latin Song for Liam at this year's Teen Choice Awards.
Earlier this year, Liam released his duet with Rita Ora, 'For You' - UK top ten hit which spent 17 weeks on the UK singles chart and featured on the Fifty Shades Freed official soundtrack.
In August of this year, Liam released his debut EP 'First Time'. The 4-track release includes the lead single and title track which features French Montana. The EP was met with widespread excitement and acclaim, with the Daily Star remarking: "Some of his most emotive and passionate music yet...certainly worth the wait" in their 5-star review of the EP.
More music will be released from Liam in due course – he is currently in the studio putting the final touches to his debut album.
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