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.
Concerning the latest Chainsmokers song “Somebody,” it is a great deal of pitched-up sample vocals and modular synth work. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart promised a more escalated instructional exercise concerning the process of making the song, it is coming soon, and at least this provides some tastes in the active process of composition. Some vocal parts were initially recorded for the other song, and that is the reason there is a change in pitch.
The Chainsmokers involves production and American DJ duo comprised of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The pair accomplished their 2014 breakthrough with a hit song “#Selfie” that was among top songs in various nations. Their song Do Not Let Me Down won a Grammy Award, and they also got an award from American Music Awards.
Drew Taggart, a songwriter, and lead singer for the pop dance pair the Chainsmokers, just accepted an honor as the best songwriter. The award was given by American Composers Society, Publishers, ASCAP or Authors. In his acknowledgment statement, he said that there were a significant number of individuals in attendance that he genuinely idolize and look up to and respect. To him, it was like a dream coming true at once.
Taggart was among the four winners.
He also recognized some other songwriters like Steve Mac and Max Martin and another recognition to Starrah a co-winner. He additionally said on a lighter note that winning the award does not mean you are a perfect songwriter since every song he writes he is at a steady condition of frenzy. “It is hard for a songwriter to be aware that he will produce another big song in the coming days, but the best thing is Alex Pall, and I always find a way to make sense of it. We say to each other that now this is it.” He said.
Taggart also recognized Emily Warren as his close friend, who was not in the crowd. Emily has assisted the duo in composing some hits under the Chainsmokers like, “Sick Boy,” “Everybody Hates Me” and “Do not Let Me Down.” Taggart said that Warren encourages them to certainly put stock in their songwriting capacity and unmistakably that’s the correct way to take.