Six Grammy® Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to "Hello World"

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04 July 2016
Hello World
Courtesy of Discovery
"Hello World"
Premieres Saturday, July 9 at 8 PM ET/PT with back-to-back episodes
on Discovery
Legendary Artists Featured are
Christina Aguilera, Ellie Goulding, Joan Jett, Dave Matthews, Usher Raymond, and Steven Tyler

         “It’s a thrill to have six Grammy®-winning or -nominated artists working on HELLO WORLD!” says Ross.  “All of these artists bring a powerful love for wildlife and the environment, and we cannot wait to share these films with families across the world.”
          HELLO WORLD! takes viewers deep into the environments of animals as varied as sea turtles, jumping spiders, rhinos, and hawks as they live their daily lives. Whether they are searching for water, looking for love, or caring for their families, these animals all have a singular way of surviving.  Each episode features the artist’s vibrant storytelling and one of their well-known songs, as well as a lush musical score.

Episodes Include:
  • Usher, “Stronger” --– Saturday, July 9  at 8:00pm ET/PT
Usher / Courtesy of Discovery
It’s a big, tough world out there, where animals face harsh environments and voracious predators. Usher’s new track “Stronger,” also the title of the episode, provides the backdrop as the sea turtle and red fox demonstrate how adversity only makes them more resilient. 
  • Christina Aguilera, “Don’t Mess with Mama” Saturday, July 9 at 8:30pm ET/PT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera / Courtesy of Discovery
A mother’s love is something so fierce that anyone who gets in her way better beware. In “Don’t Mess with Mama,” Aguilera uses “Light up the Sky,” to showcase the strategies of such strong maternal caregivers as a mountain goat and a cheetah, as each protects her young. 
  • Steven Tyler, “Summer Wild– Saturday, July 16 at 8:00pm ET/PT
Tyler’s recently released country song “RED, WHITE & YOU,” is a perfect backdrop to “Summer Wild.” This episode shows how several North American critters–prairie dogs, hawks, and wild mustangs—like to spend their summer vacation.   
  • Ellie Goulding
     Courtesy of Discovery
    Ellie Goulding, “Crazy Love”– Saturday, July 16 at 8:30pm ET/PT
In “Crazy Love,” Goulding uncovers the amazing (and hilarious) lengths some animals go to to attract a mate. Her hit, “Something in the Way You Move,” sets the mood for animals as diverse as polar bears and garter snakes.  
  • Joan Jett, “Bad Reputation” – Saturday, July 23 at 8:00pm ET/PT
Joan Jett
Joan Jett / Courtesy of Discovery
Our favorite bad girl, Jett, highlights the stories of many of the creatures we love to hate.  Featuring wolves, alligators, and sharks, “Bad Reputation,” featuring the hit song of the same name, makes the case that for all the fear they put into the world, these guys might just be getting a bad rap. And more than that, they each are really a crucial part of their native ecosystem.
  • Dave Matthews, “Save Me” – Saturday, July 23 at 8:30pm ET/PT
Just about every animal needs water. Yet each creature’s search for it is unique.  With “Save Me,” Matthews follows the stories of three very different species—rhinos, spadefoot toads, and manatees—as they search for the fresh water on which all life on Earth depends. 
          “Not many people may know of my strong affinity for animals and nature,” comments Grammy®-winning artist Usher.  “HELLO WORLD! gave me an opportunity to not only look cool to my boys, but also help introduce a new and modern way of learning about the world and the animals living within it.”
           “I was thrilled when I was asked to come aboard to be part of HELLO WORLD as I had never done voiceover work prior and the experience was amazing!” says Grammy®-winning artist Aguilera.  “Discovery does such great work in educating people in an entertaining way and I know I will enjoy watching the series with my kids.”
         Comments Grammy-nominated artist Joan Jett, “It is important for us to learn about misunderstood animals and how they affect the ecosystem and support human life.” 

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