The Chainsmokers have had a meteoric rise. The DJ duo hit the scene with an incredibly hot single entitled “#Selfie” back in 2015. The dance hit was such a worldwide smash that T-shirts brandishing the title of the track could be seen at music festivals all over the globe.
The single was a part of their debut EP entitled “Bouquet.” It contained a single named “Roses” which would serve as the bands first top 10 hit according to Billboard Hot 100. It was quickly followed up by “Don’t Let Me Down” which would become the band’s first top five single. It also won them a Grammy for Best Dance Recording at the show’s 59th awards ceremony.
This was followed up quickly by another EP entitled “Collage.” Then they hit the world with their first full-length album in April, 2017. The album, entitled “Memories… Do Not Open,” has just smashed a new Billboard record.
The full-length album just tied the Gorillaz for most consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard’s Top Dance Electronic Albums chart. It’s a pretty impressive feat seeing as at the album only dropped a year ago. Staying at number one wasn’t easy. In fact, it didn’t always stay at number one consecutively. Sometimes it would fall back just a bit before it came surging up to the top yet again.
But it looks like the Chainsmokers will surpass the Gorillaz. The Gorillaz album in question is entitled “Demon Days.” This dance album came out nearly 13 years ago and is still flirting around the top of the Billboard’s Top Dance Electronic Albums chart. The album has spent 34 weeks of the top but it is unlikely to see the top ever again. That’s why I am optimistic that the Chainsmokers will overtake the legendary dance group.
I am pretty excited about the prospect because the Chainsmokers are one of my favorite bands ever. You can’t help but be captivated by their live performances which fuse DJ turntables with live vocals and instruments. It’s the perfect mixture of old and new. It sounds amazing and they really bring the excitement.