CHAIN SMOKERS – THE MODERN DANCE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC ARTISTS.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart who are commonly known as the Chain smokers were named first in Dance Artist on Billboard’s Dance 100. They are the first individuals to be honored for their work in this way. That feeling of success could be felt in that they were from performing an entertaining Ultra Miami 2018 show. This was doubled by their music production hitting streams of one billion and being at the top of Billboard’s new Dance 100 list.
The director of Dance and Electronic Programming at Billboard commended them for their job well done. At the Billboard Music Awards, the Chain smokers honored Avicii who is a well-known Swedish DJ and Producer. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart told the gathered music fans how Avicii meant so much to many people and how he inspired them. Halsey added by explaining how Avicii was a joy to work with and that his death had devastated them. The two gents dedicated their award to Avicii describing how he made them believe that they would make music with their lives.
The accolades that Chain smokers had been recognized with this year are too many considering that it’s not even mid-year. They kicked off a steady drip of music when they released ‘sick boy’ which is a single released in January. The catchy, evolving song captured the imagination of many fans worldwide because it had more live instrumentation and included Andrew Taggart’s vocals.
Another single was released in February ‘You Owe Me.’ It reached #4 on the Billboard charts. Its video which is dark and ironic helped it have millions of views on YouTube. The amount of craziness that their music elicits to fans has made one of them tattoo lyrics on their bodies.
By the third month, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart won iHeartRadio’s awards for the Best Collaboration, Dance artist and album of the year. At the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, they headlined the event and put up an energetic electric performance that included their commercial hits and new songs.
A self-driven duo, they have made an effort to expand their boundaries. Their ability to excite fans and proper use of social media has made them accomplish a lot.