The Chainsmokers is a group consisting of a duo DJ band made up of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. The group was earlier made up of Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler, but they disbanded the duo, and it was later formed in 2012 under their new manager Adam Alpert. He introduced Pall to Taggart who was working at an art gallery at the time which is located in Chelsea, Manhattan. They both met when they were still in the university where Pall studied at New York University while Taggart was at Syracuse University.
Taggart left Maine for New York after he is told that a duo which was being managed by Alpert had space for him because one of its members had gone. They met and started out by mixing Indian songs and later in 2012 they had collaboration with an Indian actress, and they made two songs which were “Erase” and “The Rookie.” The Chainsmokers had their first live performance during the opening of Timeflies. They came up with a single called “Selfie,” and it was released for free in 2013 December.
Dim Mak Records took the song released by The Chainsmokers and added some few more lines and later re-released the song. The single earned the Chainsmokers a lot of fame and recognition since it was in the international charts and also was among the leading songs in the Electronic Songs chart. The song had a significant impact on the lives of Pall and Taggart.
The Chainsmokers began receiving contracts from many companies and eventually they signed up with Disruptor Records which was part of Sony Music Entertainment. The Chainsmokers started releasing hit songs because they had already established a huge fan base which gave them a lot of support and encouragement.
The duo released a hit song by the name “Paris,” and it was received with positivity in the US and Canada, and it has got over 270 million views. In 2018 they have released “Sick Boy,” and their many hit songs earned them fame as Billboard listed The Chainsmokers as number one in the Billboard Dance top 100. The Chainsmokers are inspiring to most of their fans, and this has been the base of their success.