Memories…Do Not Open was released in April of 2017 by The Chainsmokers, but this wasn’t their first contribution to the music industry. They had been releasing music since 2014, choosing to release singles every few months instead of full-length projects. In the end this paid off because they had a buzz without over-saturating fans with their music.
Their first few songs cracked Billboard’s Hot 100. “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down” were instant hits. “Closer” became their first No 1 song. They also released a few EPs leading up to their first full-length album. Bouquet and Collage are the names of their EPs.
As for Memories…Do Not Open, it reached the 34 week mark in May, topping the Billboard Chart’s dance category. Their debut album may be over a year old, but it is still making waves among fans of dance music. They have also been releasing new music. Their recent sound has shifted to a more serious, sometimes dark sound.
The 34th week made history in fact. They tied with the Gorillaz’s Demon Days album, making their album the 3rd longest-running album at the No 1 position on the dance chart.
This record is for total time spent on the charts and not consecutive weeks. The Chainsmokers were knocked off the No 1 position several times in fact. Artists like Odesza, William Control, Above & Beyond, Avicii, and Kygo all temporarily stole the spot from The Chainsmokers.
About Alex Pall
Alex Pall is a founding member of The Chainsmokers. Originally Alex Pall had a different musical partner. Andrew Taggart joined in 2014 when Pall’s previous partner left. Alex Pall was also working as a DJ in and around New York prior to being introduced to Andrew Taggart.
About Andrew Taggart
Like Pall, Taggart was working as a DJ. Andrew Taggart was also interning at Interscope. Contacts at Interscope set him up with a meeting with Alex Pall, and the two vibed immediately.