The Chainsmokers are on a roll with a string of hits and a new album. The duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are selling out arenas all throughout the U.S. with their blend of dance, hip-hop and pop. Not only do they have the number one album, Memories…Do Not Open, on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronics Chart, they have also held that position for a record number of weeks.
The Chainsmokers are recently off a U.S. Tour, with their last performance at the Bottlerock Napa Valley Expo on May 25, 2018.
The Chainsmokers formed in 2012. The initial lineup included Pall and DJ Rhett Bixler. After Bixler left, Syracuse University student Taggart joined the band. Not long afterwards, they collaborated with Indian peformer Prianka Chopra on the single “Erase”.
The band’s successful breakthrough came about in 2013 when they released their single “#Selfie.” The record rose up the Electronic/Dance charts and became an international smash. It was followed by “Kanye”, “Let It Go”, and “Great Good Fine Okay.”
In 2016, their album “Roses” was certified multi-platinum. Additionally, other hits “You Were gone” and “Until You Were Gone” were released. As of Jan. 2017, The Chainsmokers’ son “Paris” was streamed nearly 300 million times on Spotify.
The group also has the honor of being listed as third on Forbes List of Most Successful DJs; the duo earned an estimated $38 million the previous year.
In 2018, Sickboy, their first single off the Memories album, was released to positive reviews. Other singles include “You Owe Me”, “Everybody Hates Me”, and “Somebody.”
The duo’s style has gained them favor with other artists including Pharell, Linkin Park and Blink 182. Even stars like Taylor Swift and Max Martin credit The Chainsmokers for having a great influence on their style.