2018 has been a huge year for The Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall. This year alone, they have released several singles and been given some pretty significant awards for their musical achievements. One of the most notable was reaching the top spot on the Billboard Dance Charts as the best EDM act in the United States. Alex Pall also accepted a Billboard music award alongside his producing partner Andrew Taggart for their work with The Chainsmokers. At the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers took the opportunity to talk about how the loss of musical artist Avicii has affected everyone in the music industry, especially in the world of pop music.
When The Chainsmokers first formed, it consisted of Alex Pall and a different partner before Drew Taggart was brought on board in 2012. Alex Pall who was living in New York City at the time while working at an art museum had already been pursuing his dreams of working in the music industry by gaining a name for himself as a DJ. At the time Taggart was still attending college when he was told by a friend about the opportunity to work with Alex Pall. He decided to take the risk and joined Alex Pall and his manager in New York City where the two clicked almost immediately and started creating the music they are known for today.
When an interviewer asked Alex Pall about his choice for the band name The Chainsmokers, he responded that he came up with it with the same mindset he had during college. He enjoyed smoking marijuana and the internet domain name just happened to be available at the time. When the group first began, the two never really expected to be releasing a full studio album, but their first album went platinum. This year their first album Memories… Do Not Open will be followed by a new album that contains songs such as “Sick Boy” and “You Owe Me“. Alex Pall has already done a great deal in his musical career and it will be interesting to watch where he goes next.