Chainsmakers is a United States DJ and production duo that consist of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The electronic duo behind Something Just Like This and the Closer achieved a breakthrough with their Selfie song of 2014. The song was among the top 20 single in various nations across the world. In October 2018, they released their EP, Bouquet which featured the single Roses of the year and reached the top 10 on the United States Billboard Hot 100.
The Do Not Let Me Down song became the duo’s first song to be among the top five singles, and they won the famous Grammy Awards for the Best Dance and Recording at the 59th honors ceremony. This song also became their first position single on the chart. Under their brand name, the two have won several awards including the two American Music Awards, eight iHeratRadio Music Awards, and Seven Billboard Music Awards.
Chainsmokers initially comprised of DJ Rhett Bixler and Pall. They were later reformed as the EDM DJ in 2012 under the influence and management of Adam Alpert in the famous New York City. DJ Jing who had grown up as Pall, was informed about Taggart by Alpert. Pall went to the New York University for the music business and art history while Taggart attended Syracuse University before they met. After meeting, they started their career path by making several remixes on the indie bands, and in 2012 the two collaborated with a famous Indian recording artist and actress, Priyanka Chopra on the single song Erase.
The Chainsmokers and Halsey’s Closer, Diamond-Certified Single
Just after two years, the Closer which was the biggest hit by Halsey and the Chainsmokers became diamond certified in the United States for the shipments of approximately 10 million units. The Closer song went on to accumulate some awards which helping both the Chainsmokers and Halsey earn one of the Grammy nominations. Before the arrival of the famous Closer song, the Chainsmokers had already released a handful of the top 10 hits while for Halsey, the song was her breakout hit single.