The Chainsmokers are one of the most prolific young bands out there. They have toured the world ever since they gave away their first single in 2014. You can often catch them at music festivals around the world and they always pop into Las Vegas from time to time.
It’s hard not to get swept up by their live performances. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart take the live performance to the next level by rolling out turntables, computers, live instruments and big-named guests. You never know who will show up to join The Chainsmokers during their next performance.
It’s incredible how the two integrate live instruments and vocals with the DJ booth. This gives their live performance an edge that other DJs simply lack. These incredible live performances turn people on to their music and inspire them to buy their EP’s an album. This may explain Billboard’s recent announcement about their place in music history.
The Gorillaz are a legendary dance band. They dropped their album “Demon Days” more than 13 years ago. The fact that the album has stayed at the top of Billboard’s Top Electronic Dance Album Chart is a testament to their brilliance and staying power. That album has hit the number one spot on the chart 34 times through those 13 years.
The Chainsmokers just tied to that mark with their album “Memories… Do Not Open.” The album has only been around for one year and it has spent 34 weeks at the top of the chart. Of course, neither album has spent 34 weeks at the top of the chart consecutively. Each band has seen their album hit number one only to lose the spot shortly after. But then the album returns to number one in a resurgence of popularity.
But it’s more likely that The Chainsmokers will hit another resurgence of popularity to put them back at number one yet again. This would have them passing the Gorillaz for second-most time spent at the number one spot. Perhaps there will be a day when The Chainsmokers hit the number one spot and never look back.