The Chainsmokers are no stranger to the electronic music world. Exploding onto the scene with their release of the hit song “#Selfie” in 2014, they have remained a club and listener favorite ever since. The DJ duo, comprised of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, originated in New York City after Pall recruited Taggart from an art gallery in Chelsea. At the time, Taggart was a lesser known producer on Soundcloud. He had just recently taken an interest in the hobby when he was introduced to Pall.
After the infamous “#Selfie” track, the artists released a few remixes under their management Disruptor records, owned by Sony Entertainment. In 2015 they dropped Roses which quickly escalated to the top of the charts. From this point forward, The Chainsmokers have become a household name for anyone that is familiar with EDM. They have been selling out headline tours and playing main stage for world-renowned festivals such as Coachella, Veld, and EDC.
Their first album was entitled Memories…Do Not Open and was published in early 2017. The announcement was prompted after Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin asked the duo if they had any plans of releasing one on Twitter. Taggart confirmed the news reluctantly as they had only a tentative deadline at the time. Even following in the footsteps of successful singles, the album did not disappoint. It debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one, and went certified platinum a few months later. In interviews, the duo explain that the title represents an emotional tribute of the struggles they have experienced on the fast track to international stardom. Following the success of their album, The Chainsmokers went on a self-entitled world tour.
Now, a year later, The Chainsmokers boast a continued number one spot on the Billboard Dance / Electronic Albums Chart. With such a large found amount of success in such a short span of time, it does not seem like the duo will be slowing down any time soon.