In today’s highly competitive music world, The Chainsmokers are making a mark with their debut album, Memories… Do Not Open. The duo’s debut LP has now sat atop of Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart for 34 non-consecutive weeks. This is equivalent to the third-longest run at No.1 in the chart’s history.
The project is tied with the Gorillaz’s Demon Days, which was released 13 years ago and probably won’t see the top slot on the list again any time soon. This means that The Chainsmokers will most likely hold the record on their own soon enough.
Memories… Do Not Open was released by members Alex Pall and Andrew Taggert in April of 2017. It debuted at the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Although it quickly slipped down the broader category, the album has not left the top five of the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Memories… Do Not Open was certified platinum six months after its release, having sold 1 million units.
Prior to the release of Memories… Do Not Open, The Chainsmokers made their name through powerful singles. In all, The Chainsmokers have had 12 songs chart on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, including four tracks from Memories… Do Not Open, “The One,” “Honest,” “Paris,” and “Something Just Like This” featuring Coldplay.
The duo’s lone No.1 song is 2016’s “Closer” featuring Halsey, which was released in 2016. The track is now seven-times platinum and the official lyric video has more than 2 billion views on YouTube.
The Chainsmokers further cemented their status as greats in the Electronic world when, in 2017, they won the Grammy for Best Dance Recording for “Don’t Let Me Down.” The song’s highest chart position was No.3 on the Hot 100.
The Chainsmokers are currently touring, including a trek overseas to Europe and Israel.
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