2018 has been a great year for Alex Pall and Drew Taggart that make up The Chainsmokers, and with their next album being scheduled for release within the next few months they aren’t going to be slowing down any time soon. Recently, The Chainsmokers’ album Memories… Do Not Open snagged the #3 spot of all time when it comes to weeks on the top of the Dance/Electronic charts according to Billboard. They had previously tied with Demon Days from the Gorillaz and are now headed to battle for the second spot on the charts.
With their new singles released this year reaching great positions on the dance/electronic charts already, it will be interesting to see how many weeks their upcoming album will hold the top spot and if the two Chainsmokers albums will be battling it out for the first 2 spots at the same time. There have been a few weeks where Memories… Do Not Open has lost its position on the top spot, but so far it has always returned to #1 within a few weeks. After the suicide of Avicci earlier in 2018, the late EDM artist was able to take the spot. For the Chainsmokers, this wasn’t a problem as they spoke to the audience at the Billboard Music Awards about Avicci’s career and the inspiration that he provided to so many artists in the industry.
During the Chainsmokers’ career, they have topped the Billboard Top 200 chart with Memories… Do Not Open and have had 4 different singles reach the top spot as well. The Chainsmokers’ Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall first met in 2012 and decided to reform The Chainsmokers from their original lineup into a DJ duo dance group. The two have an interesting chemistry both musically and personally that allowed them to create the unique sound that so many people around the world love. If their newest studio album does as well as expected, they could possibly see three of their albums on the top ten of the Billboard Dance/Electronic top 100 chart.