The Chainsmokers are known for their mix indie, electronic, dance, and pop music. Andrew Taggart joined band member Alex Pall in 2012, and changed the game up for the Chainsmokers. They had their first real live performance in 2014 and their breakthrough began. In 2013, they released their song “Selfie” for free. They started to become known everywhere and they were suddenly on the music charts. Then in 2015, “Roses” was released and it hit the top of the charts. In 2016 “Don’t let me down” was released and was a breakout song for the chainsmokers, but it was also a breakout song for the artist featured in the song, daya. Also in 2016, they released their hit single “closer” which featured, Halsey and topped the charts, hitting number one! The duo group hit 18th spot in America’s top 100 DJs.
In 2017, they released their hit single “Paris” which went gold in Canada and in the US. Also in 2017, their hit singer “Something Just like This” was released, which featured artist coldplay. The group is currently working on another album and they have already released another hit single in January of 2018. In 2018, they also had the honor of landing the number one spot on the dance musicians titled Billboard Dance 100. They have toured, had platinum selling records, and have won several music awards.
It’s hard to believe that just a few short years ago, the both of them were just two men with a dream. Alex thought DJing was too much fun to make a career out of it. Andrew was a college student when he was told about the Chainsmokers being short a member. They could have never guessed that they would be here today making music for millions to love all around the world.