"As we move forward, we will always try to continue to innovate with our sound." — Andrew Taggart

  • Members: Alex Pall, Andrew Taggart
  • Formed in 2012 in New York, New York
  • The Chainsmokers' 2014 viral hit "#Selfie" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second EP, 2016's Collage, reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200, spawning "Closer" featuring Halsey, which was the longest-running No. 1 hit in the United States in 2016.
  • The duo won their first career GRAMMY for Best Dance Recording for "Don't Let Me Down" featuring Daya at the 59th GRAMMY Awards.
  • Both Pall an Taggart Pall have a music education background. Pall was a student at New York University and majored in art history and music business; Taggart attended Syracuse University's prestigious Bandier Program, which focuses on the business of combining music, media, marketing, and entrepreneurship.
  • In September 2016, the duo took part in "Spotlight: The Chainsmokers," a GRAMMY Museum program during which they discussed their formation, indie roots and creative processes.

The Chainsmokers

"As we move forward, we will always try to continue to innovate with our sound." — Andrew Taggart

  • Members: Alex Pall, Andrew Taggart
  • Formed in 2012 in New York, New York
  • The Chainsmokers' 2014 viral hit "#Selfie" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second EP, 2016's Collage, reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200, spawning "Closer" featuring Halsey, which was the longest-running No. 1 hit in the United States in 2016.
  • The duo won their first career GRAMMY for Best Dance Recording for "Don't Let Me Down" featuring Daya at the 59th GRAMMY Awards.
  • Both Pall an Taggart Pall have a music education background. Pall was a student at New York University and majored in art history and music business; Taggart attended Syracuse University's prestigious Bandier Program, which focuses on the business of combining music, media, marketing, and entrepreneurship.
  • In September 2016, the duo took part in "Spotlight: The Chainsmokers," a GRAMMY Museum program during which they discussed their formation, indie roots and creative processes.

GRAMMY Award Results for The Chainsmokers

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Nominations
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Something Just Like This
 
Wins
Best Dance Recording
Don't Let Me Down
Nominations
Best New Artist
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Closer