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The Chainsmokers Make Hits From Heartfelt Lyrics

The Chainsmokers are no strangers to hits. They released songs like “Somebody,” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Closer” that the fans ate up. They have always written their songs from the heart and are not trying just to make hits. They are looking for a connection between them and their fans, and they sing about their experiences. This has helped them to be able to connect to such a broad fan base form teenagers to the parents of those same teenagers. They are cool with that and like that they can help others through hard times with their music.


Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are all about being real and singing form their deepest, darkest places. They want to show everyone that they are still just real people and not another couple of singers with some hits. The duo recently had the honor of attending the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City, and they are beginning to realize that they have really made it.


They are at the top of the Billboard’s new Dance 100 list and are actually the very first Dance Artist/DJ to be Numero Uno to be recognized for all their hard work. Their songs have been known to be catchy, invigorating, and will get stuck in your head for weeks. The single, “You Owe Me,” reached number four on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and the video that went with it got a staggering 34,000,000 views on YouTube in just over a month.


The lyric video for “Closer” got over 2 billion views in February and is still going strong despite being released in July 2016. One fan even had a lyric tattooed on themselves. The duo also received an award for Best Collaboration, Dance Artist of the Year, and Dance Album of the Year from iHeartRadio. Their Ultra Music Festival in Miami set was a habit, and it included six new songs, some commercial hits, and hard dubstep as well as electro mashups. It was a real highlight for them and just a taste of what’s to come.

Architect Veteran and Recipient of Award: Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy and his Background

Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. He was named and appointed CEO in 2011. Ivy attended Tulane University and subsequently received a Masters of Architecture. He attended Sewanee University and received a Bachelor of Arts. During the year 1996, Ivy was appointed the Editor in Chief of the publication “Architectural Record.” Ivy later become VP of McGraw-Hill Media. This magazine included GreenSource. GreenSource is said to be the magazine of “sustainable” design. This magazine is known on a global-scale across the world and is relevant to many architects.

Ivy was listed as a juror on the panel. This panel appointed Frank Gehry to design a major national memorial. Ivy has been a key part of these transactions and events in architecture and publishing.

Robert Ivy Lifetime Achievement

Ivy was appointed with a “Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Mississippi Institute of Arts. This event was the first time an architect has successfully received this award. This award goes to those who have spent their lives performing, creating, and supporting art. Ivy has accomplished these events throughout his career. Ivy is recognized amongst other talented individuals such as Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman, Shelby Foote, Leontyne Price and late artist Walter Anderson. Others has described Ivy as one of a kind in his field. The hosts of the award commented on his unique ability to make architecture accessible to the public for the purpose of education and expansion.

Ivy has a biography that was successfully published in the year 2001. The book is in its third edition. The book successfully showcases the work of an architect who was an official devotee of the esteemed Frank Lloyd Wright. Credit was given to the book for its ability to inspire and set the bar for quality and production for architectural purposes.

Ivy has left a global footprint at the American Institute of Architects. The American Institute of Architects is operating at its highest level in a century. The success is believed to be because of Ivy’s efforts. China and Canada are a few of the places the American Institute of Architects has educational affiliations and opportunities.

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