- Written by: PetsPetsPets
- Category: Entertainment, Music, Music Industry, New York, People, Youtuber
- Published: December 7, 2018
The musical duo Chainsmokers constitutes of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Alex Pall was born on 16 May 1985 in Westchester. His mom was a stay at home mom whereas his father was an art dealer. When he came to age, he enrolled at New York University where he studied business and history. At a tender age, he had also learned how to play the piano. Most of his passions were in art and so it did not come as a surprise when he started deejaying in nightclubs and working at an art gallery.
He later founded the Chainsmokers with the help of his manager and in collaboration with his former partner Rhett Bixler. When Rhett let the group Alex had to find another partner. He thus turned to his manager who introduced him to Andrew Taggart. At the moment Andrew interning at Interscope records and working as a deejay in night clubs during his free time.
They released their first song #selfie to the media in 2013 which was picked up by Dim Mark Records who later released it officially in 2014. This song gave them a breakthrough in placing their name among other great artists. Through the years they have released more and more songs like roses, kanye, don’t let me down, closer among other. In the song closer, the Chainsmokers collaborate with Hasley. Alex Pall describes the work done by Andrew Taggart and Hasley as amaizing.
According to Forbes, they are number 3 on the list of highest paid DJ’s and number 59 on the list of richest celebrities. Alex has also been featured in the Chainsmokers’ documentary that was compiled by Apple Music. To reach even more fans, the music duo has active social media accounts. Alex Pall goes by @alexpall on Instagram and @AlexPallNY on twitter. To maintain their place as the people’s best, they release songs according to what is happening. The duo has won 30 awards and been nominated for 130 awards. Style when it comes to housing is ancient but fine as can be told according to his recently bought house designed by Mr. Lau.
- Written by: PetsPetsPets
- Category: Entertainment, Music, Musician, Popular Brands
- Published: April 10, 2018
The Chainsmokers began conquering the charts just over two years ago. The group is comprised of the musicians Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The pair recently played on January 30th of 2018 in New York at the Conrad. It was towards the beginning of 2015 when the Chainsmokers first cracked the top ten with Roses. This led to an unstoppable period that lasted for years. They scored with numerous songs including Paris, Don’t Let Me Down, Closer and Something Just Like This. Closer was in the number one slot for twelve straight weeks.
Their success was daunting and there was a lot of pressure for more Top 40 pop and EDM tunes. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart chose a different path and entered a darker territory. Most of their fans came along although their most ardent supports had already entered this new territory. Sick boy was launched as a single and is a good representation of the new direction of the superstars. At the time Sick Boy was released the Chainsmokers had not launched anything for nine months. In the past they released a new song almost every month because they want to remain current.
Sick Boy started a new chapter for Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. They have experienced a lot of growth both as people and artists. The lyrics of their music is a reflection of their generation and explains how they feel in relation to the rest of their generation. Their music is also about romance, the darker side of society and what is happening in the world and their lives. The duo admits they were a little angry and frustrated when they began creating Sick Boy. They felt like their lives has become a caricature and people only saw them for the things that were written or said about them. They realized they had to let go of this concept to move forward with their music.
They now consider the way they are relating to the world through their projections and social media. Part of their image is a story but the rest is left to interpretation. This was not arranged because it simply happened.