Top 10 Facts - The Chainsmokers
Fact #1

The Chainsmokers are an American DJ duo consisting of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall.

Fact #2

The Chainsmokers were formed as an EDM DJ duo in 2012 under the management of Adam Alpert in New York City. Pall, who had grown up DJing, was introduced to Taggart by Alpert, and had been working at an art gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan at the time.

Fact #3

Their name didn’t actually have any historical background or any sentimental meaning for them. Their name “Chainsmokers” was used just because it sounded clever for them and the domains were open.

Fact #4

Before achieving the success they have now, The Chainsmokers used to upload their tracks in Soundcloud. It was a matter of expressing their musical passion and their intention to share it with the world.

Fact #5

With the release of the summer single "Closer," The Chainsmokers were the first EDM artists to take the Billboard no. 1 spot since Baauer's "Harlem Shake" in 2013.

Fact #6

They helped with the creative design for the NYC-based fashion line Our Thing. The streetwear brand, which includes athleisure-inspired looks, unisex tees, bomber jackets, and jerseys, has taken the concept of concert merch and made it everyday apparel.

Fact #7

On March 19, 2016, the group played at Ultra Music Festival, where they publicly denounced presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Fact #8

In October 2016, The Chainsmokers were ranked 18th in DJ Magazine’s annual list of the “Top 100 DJs” after debuting on the list at 97th in 2014.

Fact #9

The duo’s first live performance was opening for Timeflies at Terminal 5 in September 2014.

Fact #10

Alex’s favourite song is “Electric Body” by A$AP Rocky while Drew’s favourite is “Bandz” by Travis Scott.

Fact #11
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