The Chainsmokers are back with another hit single. “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, marks the duo’s third collaboration since forming in 2013.
The song debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at No. 2, behind Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You.” This week, it peaked at No. 1, becoming the band’s second number one on the chart. It’s the group’s fourth top 10 hit overall, following “Closer,” “Somebody Else” and “Roses.”
The track follows up on the success of their previous collaborations, including “Something Just Like This” and “Take Away.” In addition to writing and producing songs for artists like Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, DJ Snake and Selena Gomez, the pair also co-wrote and performed on Maroon 5’s 2016 hit, “Girls Like You.”
In support of “Don’t Let Me…”, the duo announced a North American tour starting April 15 in Vancouver, British Columbia. They’ll play sold out venues across Canada, followed by dates in the United States and Europe.
The Chainsmokers’ debut album, Memories…Do Not Open, dropped in 2017. Their sophomore effort, Future Hearts, came out in 2018.
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The Chainsmokers formed in 2012 as an electronic dance music group composed of DJ Alex Pall and singer Andrew Taggart. They are best known for producing hits such as “#Selfie”, “Closer” and “Paris”. The band began working together while attending Columbia University in New York City, where they met in 2011.
Their debut single, “#Selfie”, was released in December 2013 and became one of the most popular songs worldwide in 2014. Their followup singles include “Roses”, “Something Just Like This” and “Cold Water”. The duo signed with Columbia Records in May 2014 and released their self-titled EP in June 2014.
In January 2015, the duo announced via Twitter that they had left Columbia Records and signed with Warner Bros. Records. Their first full length album, Memories Don’t Die, was released in August 2015. On September 5, 2015, Billboard premiered the video for their song “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Halsey. The song peaked at number three on the US Dance/Electronic Songs chart and number ten on the Alternative Songs chart. Their second studio album, World War III, was released on November 13, 2017.
On July 8, 2018, the duo released a cover version of “Closer” featuring American rapper Logic. On
2013–2014: First live performance and breakthrough
The Chainsmokers’ first live performance was opening up for Timeflies at Terminal Five in New York City on September 15, 2014. In October 2014, the pair performed at the
On December 11, 2014, the duo performed at the
In January 2015, the duo opened up for Halsey at the
On February 12, 2015, the duo performed at
On February 19, 2015, the duo opened for
On April 3, 2015, the duo played at the
On May 4, 2015, the duo headlined the
2015–2017: Bouquet, Collage, and Memories…Do Not Open
The Chainsmokers are an electronic music duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. They met while attending high school in New Jersey and began making tracks together in 2012. In 2013, they signed with Columbia Records and released their debut EP, titled Bouquet. Its lead single, “#Selfie”, became a viral hit, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This led to further success, including a nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. After signing with Disruptor Records in 2017, they released their second studio album, Memories… Do Not Open. The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart, and received positive reviews from critics.
In November 2018, it was announced that the band had signed with Sony Music Entertainment. Following this announcement, they revealed that they would release three singles per month starting in January 2019. These singles included “Paris”, “Something Just Like This”, and “All We Know”.
On January 23, 2019, the group released a cover version of the song “Closer” by English rock band Coldplay, as part of Spotify Singles Month. The following day, they released another cover version of a song by French DJ David Guetta, titled “Hey Mama”.
They released their third single, “Don’t Say Goodbye”, on April 24, 2019. The song reached number one in Canada and Australia and peaked within the top ten in several other countries. A fourth single, “Always Be My Baby”, followed on June 14.
Their fifth single, “Take You High”, was released on August 4, 2019. The song was written by the band themselves, along with Swedish producer Christian Karlsson. It features American rapper Post Malone, whose collaboration with the group helped him win his first Grammy Award.