While The Chainsmokers are busy pumping out brand new singles, their debut album Memories… Do Not Open doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
The first album from the electronic duo has held on to its place at No. 1 on Billboards Dance and Electronic Albums chart. It’s been there for so long that it’s now tied with one of the Gorillaz’s most celebrated albums Demon Days for third longest at the top of this chart.
Both have been listed in the top spot 34 times, but considering Demon Days debuted back in 2005 it’s unlikely that this Gorillaz’s album will get the honor again. But Memories…Do Not Open, which only premiered last April, could have some life left in it, meaning the Gorillaz’s favorite may be shoved down to the fourth spot as this album continues to garner attention.
In the year since their debut album, The Chainsmokers have found ways to keep some of the attention for themselves as groups like Above & Beyond, Kygo, and William Control have made attempts to gain the most visibility on the Billboard charts. Then there was the resurgence of Avicii’s work following the news of his death. But these upsets in the Billboard order have been mere detours on the way towards making history for The Chainsmokers.
About The Chainsmokers:
American EDM duo, The Chainsmokers, made their way onto the electronic music scene in 2014 and made a name for themselves with the release of the hit single “#Selfie.” A series of successful singles made for a quick path to fame, taking the duo up the Billboard charts. “Don’t Let Me Down” even earned them an award for Best Dance Recording at the Grammy Awards in 2017.
Drew Taggart and Alex Pall met each other through their mutual manager Adam Alpert. In need of partners to assist in their music projects, Taggart and Pall formed The Chainsmokers. Pall has previously worked as a professional songwriter in addition to being a classically trained pianist. Taggart, also a songwriter for recording artists, has produced several albums before forming the group.