In 2012 the Chainsmokers, an American DJ and production group of two, came into existence when Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart joined forces. Adam Alpert manages them and introduced the pair when an original member working with Pall left. Though the Electronic Dance Music duo started by creating remixes of indie songs they soon started writing their own music and collaborating with other musicians. Only two years after they got their start their song #Selfie made it to top 20 playlists throughout several countries. Since their breakthrough hit in 2014 the group has continued to enjoy popularity with several more songs including Closer which was their first single to hit the top of the charts.
The Chainsmokers didn’t perform live until 2014 when they opened for Timeflies but have perfected their live performance touring worldwide. Most recently, the Chainsmokers have enjoyed a long running streak at the top of the charts with their album “Memories…Do Not Open.” This album was released a year ago and reaching record lengths at the top for Dance/Electronic music. So far “Memories…Do Not Open” is matching Gorilla’s “Demon Days” for the third most consecutive weeks at the top of the list for an album in the Dance and Electronic genres.
Even with intense competition from up and coming and established musicians in the same EDM genre like Kygo, Calvin Harris, and Avicii this duo keeps releasing successful hits and making it back up the charts again. Their versatile music has earned them top spots in Top 40 as well as Dance/Electronic lists. Their music has been described as an eclectic mixture of pop music, indie, hip-hop and dance. While both musicians in the duo have DJ experience Pall is the main DJ in the group. Taggart is the writer, vocalist and producer. Their unique material has been successful and it doesn’t look like they are going anywhere soon.