The Chainsmokers is considered one of the most successful musical duos in the history of music. The band was formed in 2012, and since then, they have produced more than a dozen songs that reached the top rank in numerous music charts across the world. The band consists of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, who was acquainted by their manager right after persuading them to enter the world of music. Before they became The Chainsmokers, the two individuals worked different jobs. Alex Pall was working at an art gallery as an assistant, while Drew Taggart was a local musician who came all the way from Maine. They managed to impress their manager after showing their talent, and they were promised that they would become popular someday.
The first song that The Chainsmokers released which became a huge hit was “Roses,” then it was followed by several other singles like “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Paris.” The two have also uploaded their works on their official YouTube channel, and it became viral overnight. Through the internet, The Chainsmokers managed to draw in a lot of fans all over the world, and their albums are one of the most downloaded musical files of all time. Because of the increasing number of their foreign fans, their manager decided to launch them on a world tour. Through their international concerts, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart had the chance to meet their fans from different countries, and they were overwhelmed seeing how many people liked their music.
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart never imagined that their lives would change in an instant. Their dream is now a reality, and they stated that the duo would release more quality music. This year, after they went on a long break that lasted for months, The Chainsmokers return with a new single entitled “Sick Boy.” They told their fans that their new music explores a different side of their characters as musicians, and its message is darker compared to their previous creations. The Chainsmokers stated that they are trying to experiment new strategies on how they can improve their music.
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.