2018 has been the biggest year for The Chainsmokers ever and it seems to just be getting bigger. When Forbes recently released their list of the highest-paid DJ’s in the world, the duo made it to the number 2 spot. Some of the other artists on the list included David Guetta, Diplo, and Steve Aoki. The Chainsmokers is made up of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. The duo is based out of New York and in 2018 they have earned upwards of $45.5 million.
They are known for their singles like “Sick Boy” and “Closer” and they have a residency with Wynn Nightlife that pays somewhere in the 6 figures per night that they perform. Alex Pall, co-founder of The Chainsmokers has stated that he wants to know what happens next with their lives and career. Their premiere album Memories… Do Not Open has been at the tops of the Billboard charts and has been certified platinum.
Their single “Closer” off of the album Memories… Do Not Open has hit diamond status and has shipped more than 10 million units. This big news was announced through their social media on Instagram. Bot Drew Pall and Alex Pall posted it on their pages along with Halsey and The Chainsmokers pages. The singer Halsey was featured on the single and many say helped launch her into stardom. While she had already been receiving a fair amount of attention before the single was released, “Closer” was her breakout hit. She proved to the world that she was on the rise.
Since its release in 2016, and has earned a lot of recognition and awards. While it was nominated for a Grammy, the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance went to “Stressed Out” by 21 Pilots. Even though the song is now 2 years old, it’s still is making good sales and is frequently on the radio. On Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart, it set a record for being the longest-running song at No. 1. This record was recently beat by “The Middle”, but it was still an impressive accomplishment for The Chainsmokers.