The Chainsmokers Remain On Top

In the very beginning, The Chainsmokers were originally made up of Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler. In 2012, they re-made themselves into an EDM DJ where Andrew Taggart replaced Rhett Bixler. Taggart moved to New York City from Maine to pursue his dream and to join the group. Two (2) years after re-vamping themselves, they had their first live performance at Terminal 5 where they were the front-liners for Timeflies. Their success today was greatly impacted by their song, “Selfie”, when they released it in December 2013 (The, 2018).

Years later, The Chainsmokers are still making music and entertaining the audience. Their album, Memories…Do Not Open, is still a major hit despite having released many singles after the album was debuted. This album is currently at the No. 1 spot for Billboards Top Dance/Electronic albums chart. The Dance/Electronic albums chart assesses admired albums that are considered to be in the electronic or dance music genre (McIntyre, 2018).

Memories…Do Not Open, held the No. 1 spot on both the all-genre Billboard 200 charts and the Top Dance/Electronic Albums in April 2017. While the album has since dropped from the all-genre Billboard 200 charts, it has never left the top five (5) spots on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (McIntyre, 2018). As the album was remaining on top with the charts, The Chainsmokers were still releasing smash hits that excelled their competitors and kept their fans itching for more music.

This album has tied with the Gorillaz album, Demon Days, on being the No. 1 on the charts for the third-most weeks. Both albums were able to remain on top for thirty-four (34) weeks. As Memories…Do Not Open is a much newer album, there is a high chance they will have more opportunities to be on top, which in turn will allow them to break the tie and be the sole album in third place (McIntyre, 2018).

The Chainsmokers have continued to thrive throughout the past year, despite having to make space for other artists. Even though the group has fallen from the top occasionally, they end up making their way back up as they continue to persevere and attract the listeners.


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