The Chainsmokers have been flourishing in just this past year! Not only were they awarded Best Collaboration, Dance Artist of the Year, and Dance Album of the Year by Iheartradio, they were also named number ONE on Billboard Dance 100 Artists of 2018 thanks to their newest single “Sick Boy”. This is huge since the artists had fought to get their music on DJ Mag’s Top 100 the year before. That was only a few months after their single “You Owe Me” came in at number four on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. The video had 34 million views in under a month and is catching up to their most viewed single “Closer” which was released about a year before and is now at 2 billion views. The announcement was made the same month that they released one of their newer singles “everybody hates me” on March 16th. That same month they decided to put haters to bed and fulfill their dream of headlining in Miami at The Ultra Music Festival where they played six new songs that we can only assume will be on their upcoming album. The performance spiked Spotify views reaching the billions, only 2 other artists have ever managed to reach those numbers on more than one song.
The EDM/Pop duo has been blowing up recently after the announcement of their newest album, “Somebody”, which will be released in January, 2019. That’s only one year after announcing the beginning of their contract with Wynn Nightlife stating that they would only be using XS nightclubs in Las Vegas and Encore Beach Club for performances until 2019.Their most recent single named after their upcoming album, “Somebody”, was just released raking in about 350 thousand views along with a sped up tutorial of how they actually made the song. The boys also promised to show an in depth tutorial of how they created “Somebody.” The Chainsmokers are breaking barriers between genres of music while showing kids to be their most authentic selves, definitely keep an eye out for these two!