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.