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The Chainsmokers 614

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About The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are a New York City-based duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. They write and produce their songs, and often feature guest vocalists.

The duo rose to fame with their 2014 viral hit, “#Selfie.” The Chainsmokers broke into the mainstream with their hit song “Roses” and their debut EP Bouquet.

In a March 2016 YouTube video, the duo talked about plans to release songs featuring their own vocals. This was proven when “Closer” was released in July 2016 with Andrew Taggart as co-vocalist, alongside American singer-songwriter Halsey. “Closer” became both The Chainsmokers and Halsey’s most popular song.

2016 proved to be a breakout year for The Chainsmokers, with original songs “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer,” both certified platinum and headlining their sophomore EP Collage. The duo finished off their most successful year yet with three GRAMMY nominations, winning one GRAMMY for Best Dance Recording for “Don’t Let Me Down”.

Following their first GRAMMY win, the duo announced their debut LP, Memories…Do Not Open, on February 12, 2017 in a red carpet interview with Entertainment Weekly. The album was released on April 7, 2017, and was followed by an US tour titled “Memories: Do Not Open.”

The duo achieved further commercial success in 2017, with the releases of “Paris” and “Something Just Like This” helping The Chainsmokers tie The Beatles and the Bee Gees with three simultaneous songs on the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10.

After going on a hiatus of releasing songs, the duo returned with a new style in January 2018 with the release of “Sick Boy”, the first in their planned second album. The Chainsmokers' plan to build an album by releasing a song every month was detailed in a Billboard article. The pair ended up not following through exactly with this new plan and lyrical style after the relative lack of commercial success from the album’s first few singles. Over that summer, they returned to a mix of the dance-pop that made them famous on songs such as “Side Effects” and “This Feeling” and harder-hitting songs in the style of their original work such as “Save Yourself”.