The Chainsmokers continues to make exceptional sounds, six years after they came together. By the EDM industry standards, they journey has introduced interesting aspects in EDM. For example, they were the first group to co-write and sing on their songs in EDM. This development served as an encouragement to many upcoming and seasoned EDM artists. In addition, they have expanded the EDM audience scope. Musical markets such as Asia and South Africa were previously considered as non-EDM markets but the genre of music is growing in these markets.
After forming the group in 2012, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall experienced their first breakthrough two years later. The group song, #Selfie will always be their market signature. It was their first time for the Chainsmokers to top chats, not only in the USA but also in Europe. Since then, every project they have worked on has always received massive airplay and massive viewership on YouTube. Two of the Chainsmokers songs have over one billion views on YouTube.
Whether they have collaborated with a young talented artist or a big brand such as Coldplay, there is always a uniqueness in the final sound. According to the group, the only criterion of collaborating on a project is musical chemistry between them and the other brand.
In the last 24 months, the group has received more than 16 awards. They have won a Grammy Award, iHeartRadio award, Billboard Award, TeenChoice award among many others. The ability to resonate with all these audiences paints a picture of a world brand in EDM. For the Grammy award last year, the group was recognized for their quality of vocals as well as their exceptional instrumental. Their approach to vocals and instrumentals is the reasons many people continue to refer the group as the future of both EDM and Pop.
The Chainsmokers have always exploited the world of internet in pushing their brand to the world. They point out that the impact of Spotify and iTunes on their musical journey is big. It is from these sources they interact with exceptional sound makers such as fellow EDM artists. Getting inspired by the industry greats is an important part in creating good sounds.