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Chainsmokers Forbes Recognition of Diamond status

Chainsmokers are duo music group composed of Alex Pall, 32, and Andrew Taggart, 28, majoring in Trap, Pop Dance and electronic music types. The two duos are substantially known for their previous hit songs like “Don’t Let Me Down” in 2016 and” Roses” in 2017. Alex Pall’s role is being a DJ and providing the beats and rhythm to the song while Andrew Taggart is the producer and singer.

According to an interview conducted by Zack O’Malley Greenburg, a Forbes Staff and Senior Editor of Hollywood and Media Entertainment; this year the Chainsmokers have outdone themselves. Stating they have landed themselves number two on Forbes List world’s highest paid DJs surpassing fellow stars like David Guetta, Diplo, and Steve Aoki.

The success of the group has been a tribute to their new music release of “Closer” which is Dance-pop music featuring Ashley Frangipane, the 20-year-old songwriter, better known as Halsey. Both the Chainsmokers and Halsey, in their Instagram pages confirmed the leveling of their album from Multi-platinum to the Diamond status which is 10-times platinum through photos. The improvement has seen the band grow from receiving seven-times platinum recognition from RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in March 2017 to shipping at least 10 million units in 2018.

Their song, “Closer” did more than just toping the Hot 100 in late summer of 2016, making history as the fourth longest-running number one hit in the U.S. The track was also nominated for Grammy awards the same year of release gaining popularity in radio plays, streams and racking up sales. It was also Billboard’s longest running number one hit song on the Electronic/Hot Dance chart.

The duo’s long performances across the world and album sales have made them be rated among the top most earning DJs by Forbs on 30th July 2018 totaling $45.5 million. Though falling second place on Forbes List after Calvin Harris who totals $48 million, they continuously collect mid-six-figures checks from Wynn Nightlife after an exclusive three-year residency deal.

The Chainsmoker’s success is continuously growing with other new album and song releases like their current number one hit song on Billboard, “Memories… Do Not Open”, at the top of the Electronic/Dance charts.


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