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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