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.