In 2018, Billboard did an article on The Chainsmokers during their attendance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden. The Q&A pertained to the anatomy of a hit and the soundtrack songs in our lives. Drew Taggart and Alex Pall go on and talk about their latest single “Somebody” and the modular synth work that went into creating it. They also went into the reasoning behind the pitched-up vocals that you hear in the song. In the article, that’s a short video clip included, and you get to hear the different pitch in audio.
The Chainsmokers consist of the duo Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The bank was created in 2012 and are currently present. Their based out New York City and their genres of music are EDM, pop, and electropop. They are an American DJ and a production duo. Their first breakthrough single occurred in 2014 with “Selfie.” In February 2016, they had a major hit with “Don’t Le Me Down” which became their first top five single. The single earned them a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
In 2016, ABC News Nightline did an interview with the band and asked them how they acquired the name “The Chainsmokers.” The name of the band originated during their college days and they never put much emphasis on the name. In 2019 they did an interview with Billboard. In the video interview they go on to describe the gratitude for reaching number one in the Billboard Dance list.
As a result of ranking 1 on Billboards Dance list, they become the first ever Artist/DJ to be recognized for this work.
So far 2018 seems to be a solid and prosperous year for “The Chainsmokers.” Since January they have come out with a single. The first single of the year was “Sick Boy.” In February, they released another single “You Owe Me,” which peaked to number 4 on the Billboard 100 Singles Chart. With their continued success, they released another singled titled “Everybody Hates Me.”
The Chainsmokers are on track for a 2018 successful year.