The Chainsmokers are a well-known DJ and Production duo made up of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. The duo became famous from there huge hit songs “#Selfie” and “Closer.” “#Selfie” was a very popular single in a number of countries in 2014. The song “Closer” was a collaboration with popular recording artist Halsey that peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts in 2015. Ever since, the Chainsmokers have only been growing in popularity. The duo has created a number of songs that have been on the Billboard Hot 100
Charts including: “Paris,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Something Just Like This” just to name a few.
The Chainsmokers have been in the news recently due to a respectful tribute that they made to the late Avicii at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada last Sunday. The Chainsmokers and Halsey went on to present the award for Top Hot 100 Song of 2018 at the Billboard Music Awards, but not before acknowledging the life of the great Swedish DJ and Producer Avicii. The Chainsmokers always looked at Avicii as a huge inspiration to them and wanted to take some time to pay tribute to the late DJ. The Swedish DJ took his own life on April 20th at the age of only 28 years old. The Chainsmokers wanted to make sure that they spent some time remembering the great DJ that they looked up to and had a huge part in them pursuing their musical career. Halsey and the Chainsmokers then went on to talk about how Avicii was such a huge inspiration and joy to work with and will be missed.
The Chainsmokers later went on to dedicate the award they won later in the show for Top Dance/Electronic Act to their inspiration Avicii.