The Chainsmokers have been releasing music since 2014, but their first album only came out less than a year ago. This approach doesn’t work for everyone, but it certainly worked for Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart – The Chainsmokers.
In 2014, when they first linked up, The Chainsmokers began making music, releasing singles every couple of months to build interest. They released songs like “#Selfie,” “Paris,” and more during this time.
Now The Chainsmokers are one of the most well-known, most listened-to dance groups of all time, rivaling the Gorillaz. In fact, in May the Chainsmokers tied the Gorillaz with their 34th week on the Billboard Chart’s dance category.
It wasn’t purely the dance category that The Chainsmokers dominated in 2017. They were also atop the US Billboard 200 for a period of time. At the end of 2017, their album was still number 21 on the US Billboard 200.
During their reign a top the Billboard Chart’s dance category, the Chainsmokers were knocked off, momentarily, several times. Acts and artists such as Above & Beyond, Avicii, Kygo, and Odesza all took the top spot away from the Chainsmokers for a short period of time.
About Alex Pall & Andrew Taggart
The Chainsmokers didn’t always include Andrew Taggart. In fact, it wasn’t until Pall’s previous partner bailed on him did Taggart join the group.
Andrew Taggart had connections with Interscope Records because he was interning their, attempting to break into the music industry. When someone at Interscope heard that Alex Pall needed a new partner, he suggested that Taggart meet up with him. That’s exactly what Taggart did. He took a bus from Maine to New York and met his new musical partner.
Alex Pall was making music and DJing in New York. After meeting Andrew Taggart, his career really began to take off. Their first single was “#Selfie,” an instant success. Prior to releasing an album, over a dozen singles were released by the Chainsmokers. Songs like “Paris” and “Don’t Let Me Down” kept The Chainsmokers’ hype high until an album was released.