Chainsmokers consist of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall. In April 2018, at the Pop music Awards, Drew Taggart won the award for songwriter of the year from Ascap. During his speech, they give a shout out to a number of songwriters who also won the award. Drew Taggart’s focus to write the next hit always puts him a panic mode, “he says jokingly”. He acknowledged one of his songwriting partners Emily Warren. Emily Warren helped in writing numerous Chainsmokers songs.
The Chainsmokers became the first dance artist/ DJ group to top the Billboard top 100’s list. By March 2018, their video for the single “ Sick Boy” had reached over 100 million views. They will perform at the Pepsi Generations Summer Campaign in Los Angeles, July 24th. To create an epic performance they will seek to blend their Edm-style, and perform some of the greatest artist songs ever. This list is said to include Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, and Beyonce.
They admit they are nervous about performing songs done by some of the greatest artists ever and they consider it a challenge. They will also perform many of their own hit songs that their fans have grown to love. Songs they will perform from their hit catalog include “ Roses”, Don’t Let Me Down”, and Closer”.
They will perform “Thriller”, by Michael Jackson. They perform the song every year at Halloween so that should not be an issue.
In 2014, their single “Selfie” went top 20 in several countries. The Chainsmokers single “Roses” off their debut album Bouquet, released in 2015 hit the US Billboards 100. THe won a Grammy Award, at the 59th Grammys for another single “Don’t Let Me Down” also off that 2015 album Bouquet. Their other achievements include two American Music Awards and five IHeartRadio Music Awards.
The duo was formed after another member DJ Rhett Bixler left the group consisting of Alex Pall and himself. Around the time Drew Taggart met Alex Pall, he was interning at Interscope Records. Taggart was informed there was a spot open to joining the group by someone who knew the manager of Alex Paul. Taggart then left Maine and went to New York City to team up with Alex Paul; the rest is history. Asked about how the groups’ name came about during an interview on ABC’S Nightline, Paul said:“ he enjoyed smoking weed and so the choice was open”.