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The Chainsmoker’s Alex Pall and How it all Started

Like most successful musicians and artists, Alex Pall’s DJing life started out as a side gig. You might not know the name ‘Alex Pall’ but you have definitely heard of The Chainsmokers.

When Pall and the other half of the Chainsmokers, Andrew Taggart, first met their conversation was about how passionate they were about making music and making their dreams a reality. Ever since then the duo has continued to work hard to not only pay their bills but to make a lasting impact on their listeners.

Pall has emphasized that he and Taggart make it a point to be a part of the whole process in terms of their music. They help write the songs, produce the songs, and sometimes even sing them themselves (Their newest song Closer features Taggart)! The albums they produce are about their own lives and struggles and each song is intricately made to relate to one another and have purpose.

Their songs are made for any age, and any person. People from all around the world are listening to the Chainsmokers, and that’s all Pall and Taggart could ask for. They have already toured around the world more than two times!

The Chainsmokers have worked extremely hard to grow to where they are today and achieved it in an authentic way.

They are always working on keeping things exciting for their audience, especially at their live shows. With each new hit song comes a new set of light shows and atmosphere as they work to add new performance elements to their shows. Seeing them live once won’t be enough, because every time will be different!

Pall says they are always working to stay on the forefront of the Djing industry by setting themselves apart from their peers.

The Chainsmokers began as two guys who loved making music and has transformed into a worldwide sensation, and it doesn’t look like they are slowing down anytime soon!

The Chainsmokers Musical Success

The one thing any musician ever dreams about is the success and growth of their music career. Well, one group that has met the realization of this dream is the Chainsmokers. The Chainsmokers comprises of two members Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart both of whom have had a passion for music before they even got together as a team to create music. Each of them worked as deejays before their manager introduced them to one another. At the time, they both had the same manager, and this made it easy for him to spot their musical capabilities. Once their manager introduced the pair to each other, their chemistry and passion for music immediately became visible.

By combining their different abilities, they were able to create music that has resonated with fans across the world. One song that has earned them recognition across the world is “closer.” With a release of approximately two years, closer is one of the Chainsmokers greatest hits. The song recently earned the Chainsmokers and Halsey a diamond certification in the USA for the shipment of approximately 10 million units. This is one of the many achievements this hit song has acquired over the years. It also received a Recording Industry Association of America certification when it went up to seven times platinum.

The performance of closer on the top 100 billboards exceeded a majority of people’s expectation as it ended up ruling the billboard for more than the predicted time. The song also went on to collect numerous awards, and this earned the Chainsmokers and Halsey their first Grammy award nomination. Though the song did not bag the award, it continued to increase in sales, radio play, and streams over the years making it the longest running electronic song in the billboards. Before the release of closer, the Chainsmokers were gaining recognition for their numerous hits.

The popularity of Closer helped in reaffirming the position of Chainsmokers in the industry, as well as launch Halsey into a successful solo career. The success of the song also landed them a spot in Forbes list as world’s second highest paid DJs in the world.