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Chainsmokers Single Acquires Diamond Status

Chainsmokers are 2018’s world’s second highest-paid DJ’s following David Guetta, Diplo and Steve Aoki. According to Forbes, their hit single “Closer” that has topped the charts for the third year running earning a “Diamond” status. The duo posted this new achievement on their respective Instagram pages informing their flowers that their once RIAA seven-time platinum (March 2017) status has gained a new status.

A song acquires the diamond certification from a multi-platinum status after it has shipped at least 10 million units. The chain-smokers duo, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are now valued at combined earnings of $45.5 million.

The much-deserved wealth and fame of the Chainsmokers is not just for their 2016 single “closer”, which garnered several awards and nominations in that year, but also for a couple of hits before this single and also for their singles “Memories…Do not Open,” and “Something Just Like This

Closer” was a product of the duo’s collaboration with Halsey and turned out to be her hit single. The success of this song was both due to the large following that the duo has and partly due to Halsey’s massive fan base.

Another source of the 6-figure bank balance by Chaismokers is their residency deal. The duo apparently sign a deal with Wynn Nightlife and have collected nightly sales for their sets for the third year running.

Apart from “Closer” none of the other titles by Chainsmokers has dominated Billboard 200’s top 10 for a surprisingly long time. Other artists like Calvin Harris, Odesza, Above & Beyond and even Aviici (RIP) overtake them from time to time. What’s incredible is how relentless Chainsmokers is and this is the reason “Memories…Do Not Open” and their other titles always manage to get their turn.

Speaking of “Memories…Do Not Open” this is one of their titles that enjoyed a good round in Top 40 radio and was played on repeat by many of their fans. Like the others, this title never stayed in Billboard 200’s top 10 for a long time, but it has always been on the top five list for top Electronic Albums or Top Dance since its debut in April of last year.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/11/the-chainsmokers-producing-movie-based-on-paris-single

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Interview with Alex Pall

The Chainsmokers became a household name in a few short years but just how did they manage to rise out of obscurity so quickly? Mathias Rosenzweig recently had a chat with Alex Pall about how the DJ and production duo first came to be, how they’ve dealt with their pervasive fame and where they plan to go in the future. The two first met in NYC when Taggart was enrolled at one of the local universities and Pall was taking whatever gigs he could get in and around NYC. After Pall’s manager introduced the two, they immediately could tell they would work well together. Taggart subsequently dropped out of Syracuse to work with Pall on a daily basis and the rest is history. It wasn’t long before they released their first hit single, “Selfie.” One hit single led to another and, before they knew it, they had become household names.

What makes them stand out from other DJs, however, is their willingness to sing on their own songs. Pall considers it essential as the lyrics of the songs pertain to his life. They also had a blast collaborating with Halsey as Alex classified her as a fun, unique artist who’s not afraid to be herself. He then discussed his demographic, talking about how much it’s grown over the years from mostly college students to people of all ages. And they don’t take single second of their fame for granted, stating how much they appreciate everyone who loves and listens to their music.

As for their live shows, they’ve grown and developed over the years to adapt to the perpetually-changing music industry. One point of pride for the DJ and production duo is the fact that they always sing live during their concerts. And they don’t plan on going anywhere as Pall believes that if they took a few years off, things just wouldn’t be the same when they return to the music scene. So we wish them the best of luck in the future of their musical career and hope they have continued success as a DJ and production do.

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