The Chainsmokers is an American duo of two men who are disk jockeys named Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. Andrew was born in Maine in 1989 and Alex was born in New York City in 1985. Both artist attended college, Andrew attended Syracuse university while Alex attended New York University. In 2012 The Chainsmokers became a DJ duo of Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler. Shortly after Rhett Bixler left the duo and that’s when Alex was introduced to Andrew by The Chainsmokers Manager. Andrew began to work with Alex and formed as electronic dance music producer DJs under the management of Adam Alpert in New York City. The Chainsmokers work together with an Indian actress and recording artist Priyanka Chopra for a song called “Erase” that was released to the iTunes store.
In 2014, The Chainsmokers had their big stardom with their hit called “selfie”. It was selected by Dim Mak Records and released in 2014. This hit made it into the top 100 billboard chart. Soon after, On May 18, 2015, The Chainsmokers made a new single called “Good Intentions”, and then after “Roses” which was a huge hit success making it to number 6 on the billboard charts. Other singles included “Waterbed” and “Until You Were Gone”, that was released in September.
On February 5, 2016 the duo had a new single hit “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya. The duo won their first Grammy for Best Dance Recording for the song “Don’t Let Me Down” in 2016. On January 17, 2018, they released their first single, entitled “Sick Boy”. A month later A new single called “You Owe Me”, was released. Followed by “Everybody Hates Me” that was released on March 16. That same month, the Billboard called The Chainsmokers the number one on their 2018 ranking of dance musicians named Billboard Dance 100.