Despite the duo behind The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, being concerned about how their fans were going to react to their new, darker sound they are once against hitting the music charts. 2018 has already brought big things for the musicians including hitting the number one spot on Billboard’s dance list. Along with the accolades from Billboard, they also performed at Ultra Miami 2018 to a pumped-up crowd and definitely did not disappoint. The Billboard list is driven by data and includes ticket movers, club curators, and hitmakers. The artists on this list are determined by pure data, and the data indicates that the Chainsmokers are a total success in their industry.
With 4 singles already being released in 2018, their fans are anxiously awaiting the release of their second studio album. The first of these 4 songs was decidedly darker than anything else they had ever done before. While The Chainsmokers have always produced songs that are more serious in nature than their more pop-like counterparts, their new single “Sick Boy” was like nothing they had ever created before. It delves deep into the world of celebrity in our social media driven society where one’s value is determined by likes and shares. The musical partner of Alex Pall, Drew Taggart, is featured in the song singing the chorus. “How many likes is my life worth?” In the world of celebrities, this is an important question as people seem to forget that there are people behind the music and the social media personas that have reached such a level of importance in our society.
Memories… Do Not Open, their debut album, quickly became a platinum seller with songs such as “Roses” which features the artist Rozes. With 5 top 10 Billboard Chart hits and a platinum-selling album, the Chainsmokers do not appear to be going anywhere but up. Fans are anxiously awaiting the release of their next album and it looks like the Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall and Drew Taggart will not disappoint.