The Chainsmokers seemed as though they burst onto the music scene with their chart-topping debut album Memories…Do Not Open; however the artistic creation was actually representative of work being done as early as 2012. This album debuted in April of 2017 at number one on both the Billboard 200 (which is inclusive of all musical genres) as well as the Top Dance/Electronic Album chart.
While the time frame was expectedly shorter-lived on the more comprehensive Billboard 200 list, the Chainsmokers have remained in the top five albums on the Top Dance/Electronic charts for the entire time from April until the present. This is an exceptionally impressive feat matched only by Gorillaz’s Demon Days. Perhaps equally notable is the fact that even when another album enters the scene, the Chainsmokers seem to return to their chart-topping position.
A band originating in New York City, the Chainsmokers are proud to have been the recipients of five iHeartRadio Music Awards in addition to two American Music Awards. They have experienced several fruitful collaborations with artists such as Maroon 5, Priyanka Chopra, and Coldplay, among others.
With such tremendous accomplishments as being tied for the third most weeks at number one on the Top Dance/Electronic Album chart and the number of individuals who are lining up to create a collaboration with The Chainsmokers, one can only wonder where their incredible career trajectory will lead them.
So far in 2018 The Chainsmokers have released their first single since the release of the album Memories…Do Not Open. Entitled “Sick Boy” and released on January 17, 2018 and followed shortly thereafter by “You Owe Me” on February 16th, The Chainsmokers have been putting out original material one song at a time this year as they build up to the release of their next studio album.
In terms of musical influences on the band, The Chainsmokers have cited deadmau5, as well as Pharrell Williams and Linkin Park. The band’s original style is being termed a unique combination “blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop” which may seem heard to conjure in one’s mind yet is an accurate depiction of the sound.