The EDM Duo that has become a music industry powerhouse, The Chainsmokers, released an impressive full length debut album in 2018 called “Memories… Do Not Open.” Their album was able to reach the top of the charts at number one recently and is a collection of both dance and electronic genre of music. Their successful dance / electronic album stayed at the top of the charts for 31 non-consecutive weeks. Even the inclusive Billboard 200 placed this memorable album at number one on its chart in which Billboard is known for tracking the 200 most popular songs of every genre from every single in the United States each week. Eventually, the album did reach platinum status. Later, Their collaboration with singer Halsey provided The Chainsmokers with their biggest hit ever. The song they made together called “Closer” was considered certified diamond in the United States. The Chainsmokers found out this happy news on Instagram of all places. They decided upon receiving their newly-minted plaques that they would post photos on their Instagram pages in celebration of successfully obtaining a diamond single to their credit. “Closer” has won a Grammy nomination and was the longest running number one hit on the Billboard charts. 2018 has proven to be a big year for The Chainsmokers group . Both Drew Taggart and Alex Pall make up the members of this popular duo and have earned $45.5 million dollars. The Chainsmokers have been able to kick-off a charting run in the music industry since 2016. They also were able to make history in this process with singles from this group called “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Paris.” In fact, The Chainsmokers name appeared in at least one position between number 1 and 10 for a total of 61 consecutive weeks. This truly is almost something unheard of. They’re now in second place behind Katy Perry who had a 69 week consecutive run inside the top 10.
The Chainsmokers have been in the mainstream spotlight for the EDM scene for two years now, but some fans of the brand feel like it has been decades. The duo has accomplished a lot, and really emerged in the spotlight in 2015, when they released “Roses”. The duo has since been on the top ten lists for not months, but years. This type of success also comes with major pressure to perform and hone their craft. The Chainsmokers have released their new song “Sick Boy”, which is a single with a darker twist to their style of music, which can be described traditionally as a blend between Electronic Dance Music, or EDM, and Top 40 pop music.
The duo could certainly respond to the pressure to perform by introducing a new song every month, which is what they traditionally do. But the duo took nine months to create “Sick Boy”. The song represents the duo’s desire to respond to the critics. Ever since they became famous, the duo has not been seen well by the critics, many of whom have never met Alex and Andrew, and criticize their lifestyle along with their music. This angers the duo, but they wanted to release that anger with a darker song. It also is a new chapter in the legacy of the Chainsmokers as artists. While the song is still electronically minded, it is a new style for Alex and Andrew.
The duo recently performed at the Conrad hotel in New York City, where there was an American Express Card Member and Hilton member special event. Since the duo has developed as artists and as people, they are more clear on what they want to communicate through their music. This allows the duo to talk about problems in society of the present day, and allows them to make a message to the world.