A production duo with Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, chainmasters mix indie, dance and pop into a top sound that hit hits like "Roses", "Closer" and "Do not Let Me Down." Pall and Taggart first made a name for themselves by making remixes of their favorite indie band that got millions of streams. The duo launched its official debut single, "#Selfie", which celebrated and pointed 201
In 2015, they released the Bouquet EP on Disruptor Records, a softer and more indie-flavored bet containing single roses, which was certified double platinum and beat number one on the Top Dance Songs chart. The song has also earned the nominations for Chainsmokers for the Billboard Music Awards in the Top Dance / Electronic Artist and Top Dance / Electronic Song categories. After playing over 300 shows in 2015, including dates at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Firefly, Tomorrowland and Ultra, the duo returned in 2016 with platinum-certified Do not Let Me Down, a collaboration with Pittsburgh pop singer Daya, who peaked Billboard- dance chart and will later win a Grammy. That year, Chainsmokers also performed as part of the Tilt Tour, the first ever tour. In addition, Pall and Taggart host two SiriusXM shows: Nice Hair, a monthly mix; and the weekly YouTube EDM 15.
The sequel to "Do not Let Me Down" will carry the duo to new heights. With Halsey on vocals, "Closer" began to slowly climb to the top of the single chart in the summer of 2016. When it became number one, it remained on top spot for over ten weeks, breaking the record previously held by Dragon's "A Dance." As their graphic dominance continued, they launched the Collage EP, which joined the two top three singles with new collaboration with Phoebe Ryan, XYLØ and Charlee. Their debut record Memories: Do not Open came in 2017. With Emily Warren, Jhene Aiko, Florida Georgia Line, singing singles "Paris" and Coldplay Collaboration "Something like this," debuted memories on top of Billboard charts. In early 2018, the couple jumped into a more contemplative and lyrical direction with the single "Sick Boy", who landed on the EP with the same name. Sick Boy debuted on Billboard 200 just outside Top 50. ~ Heather Phares