The Chainsmokers

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The Chainsmokers
Origin New York, NY, USA
Genres Electro house, progressive house
Years active 2012 (2012)–present
Labels Dim Mak, Republic
Members Andrew Taggart
Alex Pall

The Chainsmokers are an American, New York City-based, disc jockey/producer/songwriter duo consisting of members Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The duo rose to fame with their 2014 hit "#Selfie".

Early lives[edit]

Andrew Taggart was born in 1989 in Portland, Maine. Alex Pall was born in 1985 in New York City. Pall studied art at New York University, while Taggart studied at Syracuse University. In 2012, they came together as a DJ duo and are now residing in New York, NY.


The Chainsmokers were formed as an EDM DJ duo in 2012 under the management of Adam Alpert in New York City. They grew a loyal fan base putting out remixes of indie bands. In 2012, they collaborated with Indian actress and recording artist Priyanka Chopra on the single "Erase," which was followed by "The Rookie" in early 2013. They released "#SELFIE" for free in December of 2013 which got picked up by Dim Mak Records who rereleased it in January of 2014. Weeks later, the duo signed a major label deal with Republic Records.

On August 5, 2014, The Chainsmokers released "Kanye" featuring sirenXX, the follow up to #Selfie.

On March 3, 2015, they released "Let You Go," featuring Great Good Fine Ok. [1]


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
(featuring Priyanka Chopra)
2012 Non-album singles
"The Rookie" 2013
"#Selfie" 2014 16 3 16 13 9 12 3 2 11
(featuring SirenXX)
"Let You Go"
(featuring Great Good Fine Ok)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


The duo has released remixes of several songs. The following songs have been published through a playlist on SoundCloud.[12]


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  10. ^ "The Chainsmokers > UK Charts". Official Charts Company. 
  11. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – The Chainsmokers – #Selfie". Music Canada. 
  12. ^ "The Chainsmokers –Remixes". SoundCloud. The Chainsmokers. 

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