2018 keeps getting bigger and bigger for Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of the Chainsmokers. At the 2-18 Billboard Music Awards in May, Alex Pall told the thousands of people watching the awards ceremony about just what an inspiration the late dance musician Avicii was to his career. Later in the show, Alex Pall and Taggart received their own award that they dedicated to Avicii.
When Alex Pall was growing up in New York, he always wanted to pursue a career in music. In his teens and 20s, he developed a name for himself as an EDM DJ in the New York City area. When Alex Pall was introduced to Drew Taggart, the position that was left by Alex Pall’s former partner was eagerly filled by Taggart after they immediately clicked and realized they shared the same goals for their music career. Their hobby of music turned into a full-blown career, but they didn’t want to consider it a job. Knowing immediately what Taggart could potentially bring to the table was a huge draw for Alex Pall to choose him.
Their collaboration with Halsey, who also participated in their tribute to Avicii at the Billboard Awards, earned the top spot on the Billboard music charts in 2016. Since then, they have also worked with artists like Coldplay and Rozes. Alex Pall speaks of Halsey with fondness insisting that she is a unique artist who is very cool to work with and be around.
Throughout their career, The Chainsmokers and Alex Pall have worked hard to develop an identity for themselves that fit their style. While they struggled to come up with what they wanting to write about for their music, they finally realized that they just wanted to write about their own lives and the things that happen to them. This has led to them creating many songs in which their fans relate to on a very personal level. Alex Pall has worked hard to make it to where he is in the music industry and it doesn’t look like the Chainsmokers are leaving any time soon.