The Chainsmokers are still experiencing a lot of success with Memories… Do Not Open, their debut album, even though it’s been more than a year since the album was first released. Even though the album is still on the top of the charts, they are still producing new material and hits that their fans are absolutely loving! Memories… Do Not Open is doing so well, that it’s the third longest-running album at the top spot on the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart.
The Chainsmokers’ album has gone more than 35 weeks since its release in 2017 in top position and recently just surpassed the Gorillaz’s Demon Danze as the third longest-running album ever. While Memories… Do Not Open has lost their position a few times, it keeps jumping back to be right back on top! Right now The Chainsmokers’ are headed for the 2nd longest-running spot as long as the trend continues, and it seems like they may not have a problem reaching it. Since the album was released, it never dropped below the top 5 while it made room for new albums.
Alex Pall, one of the founding members of The Chainsmokers, began the group in 2012 with a different partner. In 2012, Drew Taggart joined creating the current musical duo of The Chainsmokers with Alex Pall. The two first performed live together in 2014 while opening for Timeflies at Terminal 5. Since then, they have seen their popularity grow, starting with hits like “#Selfie” and “Roses”. One of their biggest hits was a collaboration with artist Halsey with the #1 single “Closer”. Memories… Do Not Open also features work with Coldplay and other popular artists.
2018 will see the release of The Chainsmokers newest album, whose title has not yet been released. The first single off of their second studio album, “Sick Boy”, was released in January of this year. Since then, The Chainsmokers have been releasing at least one single every month.
In 2012, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart first started out as the DJ and production duo known as the Chainsmokers and, by 2014, they had already dropped their first hit single, Selfie. So just how did the duo of Alex Pall and Taggart become so famous so quickly? Mathias Rosenzweig recently reached out to Pall for an interview where he talked about how The Chainsmokers came to be, how they handle their fame and fortune and where they plan on going in the future of their career. The two first crossed paths when Taggart was matriculating at Syracuse and Pall was performing at various gigs in and around New York City. Pall’s manager first brought the two together and, from there on in, they began working together on a regular basis.
It wasn’t long before they had released a whole string of hit singles and, before they knew what was happening, they had attained worldwide critical acclaim. They stand out from many other DJs by singing on their own songs but they make no apologies for it, insisting it’s essential because the songs are about their lives. When discussing their collaboration with Halsey, Alex was more than happy to sing her praises, calling her a cool, unique artist with a style all her own. He also discussed how lucky he feels to have such a wide fan base which used to be predominantly college students but has since expanded to include people of all ages.
They are truly grateful for everybody who loves and listens to their music. As for their live concerts, they’ve constantly been changing their live shows as the music industry continues to grow and evolve. While many other artists tend to lip sync during their concerts, the Chainsmokers actually sing live during their concerts. And they plan on sticking around the music scene for as long as possible as they believe things wouldn’t be the same when they return. So we wish them the best of luck on the future of their musical career and hope they will have continued success in the many years to come.