Chainsmokers Become One of Nation’s Leading Musical Duos

The American EMD DJ Duo, the Chainsmokers, have reaped nothing but astounding success since their formation in 2012. Andrew (Drew) Taggart and Alex Paul, who make up The Chainsmokers, have released three successful albums in their career, landing them Diamond status after selling over 10 million records in 2017.

In 2018, the duo is set to release another album. Their last album, the Chain Smokers remained at the top of the Billboard Charts, leading them to have the 3rd longest running dance album on the charts in musical history- topping the Gorillaz and still going.

This past year, they ranked number 5 on the Forbes list for Top Earning Celebrities of 2018, raking in a sweet $45.5 million. The duo has reached a high level of success for their young musical career, and it looks like more is to come for this American DJ partnership. They have come a long way since studying music in college.

Their first hit #Selfie changed the music scene and the lives of the duo in 2014. Their lyric video, “Closer” featuring Halsey, has had over a billion views on Vevo. The Chainsmokers quickly released Bouquet and Collage in 2014-2015 and followed up with another hit album, Memories…Do Not Open in 2016. Their tours rake in a large fan base, making them one of the top performing electronic pairs in musical history. In 2017 they were nominated for three Grammys as a reflection of their successful endeavors.

Although at first it seemed unlikely that this pair would reel in the success that they have, they have! As one of the countries most well-known rising set of stars, the Chainsmokers have paved their way through the American music scene, and have become one of the most prosperous duos of all time in just six years of existence.

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The Chainsmoker Drop Their Latest Music Video Featuring Emily Warren

The Chainsmokers latest music video features Emily Warren. It is about an overworked employee of a hotel who ends up dancing through an unanticipated shift they were assigned. The director of this video is Matthew Dillon Cohen. the hotel employee is played by Camila Mendes of Riverdale’s fame.

In the video, the character played by Camila Mendes answers the phone only to be told by her boss that she’s going to have to work throughout the weekend. She does show up at work but ends up yanking her uniform off and spends her shift dancing away to The Chainsmoker’s bubbly dance diddy.

“Side Effects”, the song that plays in this video, is the fifth single that The Chainsmokers have dropped in 2018. It joins, “Somebody”, “Sick Boy”, “Everybody Hates Me”, and “You Owe Me”. This DJ/production duo is hard at work on their second studio album, Sick Boy, which is the follow-up to their first studio album, Memories…Do Not Open.

The Chainsmokers have a number of concerts lined up over the next few months. These concerts will take place in throughout the fall. The Chainsmokers are made up of Alex Pall, who handles the DJ duties, while Andrew Taggert does the production. Their music is a mix of different genres with a mix of dance music, indie, hip-hop, and pop music. Both Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have cited their biggest musical influences as deadmau5, Pharrell Williams, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Blink-182, and Taking Back Sunday.

Alex Pall was born in 1985 and grew up in Westchester County, New York. His dad is an art dealer while his mom stays at home. Andrew Taggert was born in 1989 and he grew up in Freeport, Maine. His dad sells prosthetic devices and his mom is a school teacher. Andrew says that when he was 15 years old he got to visit Argentina where he first learned about electronic dance music (EDM) and became a huge fan of Trentmoller, Daft Punk, and David Guetta.

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Alex Pall Branding the Chainsmokers

Ever since Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart first met and started collaborating and creating music it has been a joy ride. Alex Pall has been on a journey that is continually challenging and changing him. As a DJ he loves making music with his partner Andrew Taggart. Together with the Chainsmokers, they are tested to continually define themselves in an ever-evolving soundscape.

Today it’s just not good enough to be good. Your fans and the music industry expect nex and better material and that added touch that makes you stand out from the rest of the other DJ’s. Then there is always the new talent that wants to follow and compete. Alex Pall realizes adding a twist to DJing by bringing in your songs is a unique way to set yourself apart.

Pall finds songwriting fin but a challenge because he doesn’t want to sing someone else’s words, but to make them his own. Alex Pall intends to make the words about his life and his experiences, so he always makes sure he puts his stamp of approval on whatever he and Andrew Taggart are showcasing. That can be a challenge because not everyone has the same experiences, but its possible to limit yourself to your message and not get so full in the stories you tell that your listeners are like wondering whose represented in the song.

Alex Pall is also interested in meeting the demands of his record label which applies the pressure on he and Andrew Taggart to present a unique and consistent base for their fans. Allex Pall feels their latest release “Closer,” is a step closer to identifying who they are as a group; plus, working with Halsey was an opportunity to work with a specially gifted person who adds to our identity.

Allex Pall sees the use of social media, like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as good ways to get to know your fans and those who love your music.

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Desiree Perez Shows Her Worth To The Roc Nation Brand

The global music and entertainment industry is among the largest in the world and is believed to be worth more than $17 billion per year with those who reach the top of this business sector rewarded handsomely for their efforts. Like most industries, the number of women in top executive positions is relatively small but Roc Nation’s Desiree Perez is one of the few women to have proven herself an indispensable member of the industry for the Jay-Z led record label and media brand.

It is well known among members of the entertainment industry that Desiree Perez is among the most impressive negotiators in the world, a role that has led to her becoming a member of the Roc Nation Hova Circle of Influence management team. More about her on prettymanprettyman.com Among the deals Des Perez is thought to have played a key role in negotiating is the deal partnering singer Rihanna with Samsung providing sponsorship worth $25 million for the “Anti” tour; looking back at the career of Desiree Perez, it is impossible not to mention the $150 million, 10 year deal signed between Roc Nation and the Live Nation concert promoting company.  Additional article on pagesix.com.

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For more than 20 years the various aspects of the business empire built by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter have fallen under the influence of Desiree Perez as she has helped transform the music superstar into a top entrepreneur.   Follow Dez on social media, visit her on twitter@desireeperez01,

As the leader of SC Enterprises, Desiree Perez has been involved in almost every part of the empire built by Jay-Z and recently played a major role in the continuation of the recorded music deal signed between Roc Nation and Live Nation that was due to end in 2018; Perez and Jay-Z met with Universal Music Group head Sir Lucian Grainge before a decision was made by Live Nation to continue with the $150 million deal many experts state changed the music industry for the better.  Check runninglip.com.

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