The Chainsmokers: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

The Chainsmokers: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of The Chainsmokers. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about The Chainsmokers. Enjoy the journey!

Origin: New York City, U.S.

Genres: EDM – Pop – Electropop – Future bass

Members: Drew Taggart – Alex Pall

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Early Start

  • The starting duo is composed of Pall and former DJ Rhett Bixler and re-formed as an EDM DJ duo in 2012.
  • Pall took up art history and music business at New York University.
  • During his time at Syracuse University, Taggart was an intern at Interscope Records.



Career Journey

  • 2013, The Chainsmokers’ remix of “Medicine” by Daughter peaked to the highest spot in the charts of HypeMachine when it was released.
  • 2014: For their first live performance, the duo opened for Timeflies at Terminal 5. They got “Kanye”, including sirenXX, the follow-up to “#Selfie” to the public. Featuring Great Good Fine Ok, they released “Let You Go” seven months later.
  • 2015: The Chainsmokers launched the single “Good Intentions” then their follow-up single “Roses” came a month later.
  • 2016: “Don’t Let Me Down”, housing vocals from American singer Daya, went out and snatched them a Grammy award.
  • 2017: “Paris”, was released next which received gold certification in US and Canada.
  • 2018: They released their single entitled “Sick Boy”, which became the lead single of their sophomore album.
  • 2019: “Kills You Slowly” was released.
  • 2020: A hiatus/break from social media in order to focus on their “next chapter in music” was announced by the duo.



Awards & Recognition

  • They won –
      • a Grammy award,
      • two American Music Awards
      • seven Billboard Music Awards
      • nine iHeartRadio Music Awards
      • highest-paid DJs in 2019



Fun Facts & Trivia

  •  “Our Thing” is the New York City-based brand whom the duo helped in creative designs as they are both into fashion.
  • Eating steak and drinking espresso is the duo’s ritual before getting on stage to perform.
  • The duo was an avid fan of Coldplay.



Artist’s Favorites

Food:  Indian food
                          Alex Pall
Color:  Black
Actor:  Dwayne Johnson
Actress:  Charlize Theron



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from The Chainsmokers:


Length: 4:04

Release: 2016

Opening Lyrics:

Hey, I was doing just fine before I met you
I drink too much, and that’s an issue, but I’m okay
Hey, you tell your friends it was nice to meet them
But I hope I never see them again
I know it breaks your heart
Moved to the city in a broke-down car, and
Four years, no calls
Now you’re looking pretty in a hotel bar, and
I-I-I can’t stop
No, I-I-I can’t stop

More Songs to Listen to:

The Chainsmokers: Top 5 Songs



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