The Chainsmokers is an American music band made up of a DJ and a producer. The duo is Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The Electronic dance music pop duo made their debut in 2014 with their first breakthrough song, “Selfie”. The single made it to the top twenty single tracks in many countries all over the world. Their other single, “Roses”, also made to the top position on the US Billboard Hot 100. The duo won Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording during the 59th Grammy Awards for their “Don’t Let Me Down” single. The band has also won other awards including the American Music Award as well as the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Originally, The Chainsmokers was made up of Alex Pall and his producer Rhett Bixler who was also a former Disk Jockey. The band was then restructured in 2012 and became an EDM DJ duo under the management of Adam Alpert in the city of New York. During the restructuring, Alex was working at an art gallery in New York while Andrew Taggart was a student at Syracuse University and was doing his internship at Interscope Records.
The Chainsmokers and Halsey recently honored Avicii at the Billboard Music Awards. Avicii was a Swedish producer and disk jockey. The artists acknowledged the efforts of Avicii in revolutionizing the EDM domain before presenting Luis Fonzi with the award for Top Hot 100 song of 2018 for his track, “Despacito”. Avicii passed away at the age of 28 years on April 20.
The Chainsmokers recently topped the Billboard’s New Dance 100 list in 2018. The band is the first EDM group to be acknowledged for their efforts and talents in the EDM Pop industry. The band released a new song “Sick Boy” in January 2018. The new single integrates live instrumentation as well as the vocals of Drew Taggart. Unlike their other singles, the new song is more capturing, interesting, and catchy and it has attracted the attention of old and new fans. The duo then released the video to the song that currently has more than 136 million views on YouTube. The duo also released another single called “You Owe Me” in February.