The Chainsmokers reached their breakout in the year of 2014 when they released their hit song “Selfie.” This song reached the charts in twenty different countries. Then they released their hit song “Roses” in 2015 along with “Don’t let me down,” which was their first hits to make it to the top ten on the charts. In 2016 they released their single “Closer” which was their first single to be number one on the music charts, and it stayed number one for weeks. Then, “Something just like this” came out and hit the top of the charts, along with their hit “Paris.” In 2018, the Chainsmokers came out with another hit called “Sick boy.” Their new music has a darker vibe than their past music. They wanted to try something new and relevant to the problems of this generation. They have also went on to win several different awards including a Grammy in 2015.
Before the chainsmokers started in 2012, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were two men with a dream. Alex lived in New York where he pursued djing part time. He wanted to make a career out of his music but he felt it felt more like a hobby than a job. But one day he decided to make a career out of it and he gave it a shot. Andrew Taggart was a college student and he planned on pursuing music in L.A. after college. He lived in Maine, and loved electronic pop music. One day he heard that the chainsmokers needed a new member, and he set out on a bus immediately and headed to New York to meet Alex. As soon as they met they went to Alex’s apartment and started creating music. Then in 2014 they took off and became a musical sensation!