Chainsmokers Debut Album Still Topping Charts

You can feel the good vibes coming off the Chainsmokers when you attend one of their concerts. The electronic dance duo often comes through Las Vegas to play at some of the biggest clubs in the world as a part of a worldwide tour. Crowds love the energy when they take to the stage to spin some of their latest hits.

They operate a little bit differently than other DJs. One of them man’s the turntables while the other often plays live instruments or even sings. And their live performances are always sprinkled with surprising big-named guests. That’s what keeps fans coming back for more.

So it’s no surprise to learn that the Chainsmokers are now tied for the third longest running number one hit album on the Billboard dance charts. The band’s debut full-length album is entitled “Memories… Do Not Open.” It has held the number one spot on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart for 34 weeks. Mind you, holding the number one spot has not been consecutive. Sometimes the album drops out of first place only to reappear at the top spot. But this now ties them with the Gorillaz and their album “Demon Days” for third most first-place finishes.

What’s really impressive about the Gorillaz album is that it came out 13 years ago. That dance album is still appearing ranked on the Billboards Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. But the Chainsmokers are poised to overtake the Gorillaz because it is unlikely that “Demon Days” gets back up to number one anytime soon.

Being ranked up with the legendary dance band The Gorillaz puts the Chainsmokers into rarefied air. It solidifies the dance DJ duo as one of the best electronic music groups in the world.

The dance duo consists of two longtime friends named Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. They burst onto the scene with a single back in 2014 entitled “#Selfie.” It became a worldwide hit and soon T-shirts brandishing the title of the track could be seen at concerts around the globe. The duo even won a Grammy for best dance recording before their first full-length dropped.

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