Climbing up the Chart
While the Chainsmokers latest releases have begun their climb up the charts, their previous work has continued to bear fruit on the Billboard 200 ratings. The EDM-Pop Duo’s long-anticipated Album Memories…Do Not Open started at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and has remained on the table since April 2017 tells of the considerable attention the music world have given to them.
Yes, the Chainsmokers are back atop the Billboard 200 album chart with their April, 2017 released album “Memories…Do Not Open,” thru Disruptor/Sony Records. The Billboard 200 ranks all the favorite albums across genres every week according to likability. The sales from the Memories album received a boost thru recent album/ticket combo sales.
Recent top charting songs of the Chainsmokers:
- Don’t Let Me Down-#14.30.2016
- Just Like This #1 5.13.2017
When Andrew Taggart and Adam Pall came together to solidify their EDM-Pop group in 2012 little did they know what string of hits would flow from their studio. The Chainsmokers are becoming more mature after each release and are finding it easier to express the true essence of their sound as they dig deeper to come to the core of their sound. It began in 2012 when Adam Alpert arranged a meet between Taggart and Pall. One of the members of the band had left the group and they were looking for a replacement.
Taggart was at the time also looking to play more DJing gigs until the two came together and good things have come from their collaboration since then. Both Pall and Taggart believe their success comes from begin at the right place at the right time and doing everything they can to make it work. After more than eleven of their songs reaching status at the top of the charts they are a force to be watched for in today’s music scene. The Duo credits Avicii as one of the influences of their sound.
The Chainsmokers recently released a new music in collaboration with another famous artist, Halsey. They dubbed their song ‘Closer’. The band is based in New York and their main reason for featuring other musicians is to spice up their recordings with the musical diversities that the other artists bring to the table. Some of the benefits include getting more experienced songwriters, DJs and vocalists for a personalized performance unlike producing singles.
During an interview, the Chainsmokers, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall got to express some of their views about their musical experiences. According to Alex Pall, being a DJ has always been his passion since when he was a kid. So he had to quit dance music to dedicate more time for Djing. On the other hand, Andrew Taggart started working with Alex Pall while still in college. They made it to fame through connections by Alex’s manager, Drew and constant commitment to their musical goal. Additionally, they both had to work closely with Drew for music production and gigs where they could go and perform sometimes. They dedicated most of their time to the music as well as defining their originality. Above all else, they respected the core values they had put forward as a team. To avoid feeling monotonous, they often invented new ideas for their music career.
Alex Pall believes that contextualizing their career to being electrical musicians and DJs gave them a platform to record more music of good quality. Their creativity makes their music unique every time they have an album debut. Interestingly, Alex and Andrew also sing about their real-life stories such as relationships and other sensitive topics. Unlike other musicians, they develop the lyrics themselves such that their songwriters only do a little piece of the work.
For the Chainsmokers, featuring Halsey when releasing ‘Closer’ was an amazing experience. They got attracted to her breathtaking vocals and that really helped in growing their music. What’s more is that their music has gained so much popularity due to their presence in social media. Most of their fans access their music through Instagram. As of now, the Chainsmokers have fans across almost all continents.
The career of Doug Levitt has taken many twists and turns with the musician and artist setting out to find the true heart of the U.S. in a way that reflects the difficulties the majority of the people in the nation face on a regular basis. In the U.S. the majority of people do not use public transport unless they have no other option because of economic or local issues; for this reason, Doug Levitt chose the bus lines of the U.S. as his major source of inspiration for creating “The Greyhound Diaries”.
In developing this artistic movement Doug Levitt has chosen to spend much of the last decade traveling across the U.S. in a bid to talk to those who are forced to ride the bus because of economic issues that are often a true reflection of the nation as a whole. “The Greyhound Diaries” have been a labor of love for Doug Levitt as he has set out to develop a series of recordings, writings, images, and even a YouTube channel based around his experiences traveling over 120,000 miles.
Doug Levitt has often stated he knew very little of the major economic problems facing the people living in the heart of the U.S., a region he believes is often ignored by the majority of media outlets. Levitt lived the majority of his young life in Washington D.C., the capital of the nation where recession is never really a problem as the status of the city makes it a consistent world leader. The family of Doug Levitt have played an important role in the local political landscape with his mother a council member and candidate for mayor.After completing his studies at the London School of Economics, Doug Levitt remained in the U.K. as an international correspondent for some of the world’s leading news organizations; the death of his father is seen as one of the major reasons for the change in career of Doug Levitt as he became a popular artist in many different media.
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Breaking into the fast-moving world of pop music is a dream that many people never live. There are thousands of people around the world that try to gain the popularity it takes to stay on top in the music business, but, for one reason or another, they never get to the point where true success is achieved. Norka Luque, the Venezuela singer, is not one of those people. Norka has what it takes to stay on top of charts. Norka’s music is an incredible blend of rock, reggae, and a smooth Mediterranean sound that finds the soul and gentle makes it dance.
Norka Luque started singing at eight in her hometown of Caracas, Venezuela. The talented young Norka was cast in a musical that highlighted the music of Shakira, another Venezuelan singer that achieved fame thanks to her unusual style and dynamic voice. Shakira’s music would continue to inspire Norka all through her school years. Her parents sent her to France to continue her studies after completing secondary school. Norka studied business in France, but she couldn’t stay away from the music scene. She joined the rock band, Bad Moon Rising, and the band played in the dance clubs near her school. Norka combined funk and rock into a dance sound that was irresistible. The clubs were filled every night thanks to Norka Luque’s voice and unusual style.
After attending a Ricky Martin concert in 2006, Norka decided to move to Miami and pursue her dream of landing a record deal. She got a job in a dance club on South Beach and the word spread that a young Venezuelan singer was the bomb. It didn’t take long for music producer, Emilio Estefan, to find her. Emilio is the award-winning producer of the Miami Sound Machine and husband of the Queen of Latino music, Gloria Estefan. Emilio and his team which included Archie Pena, Luigi Giraldo, and Marco Borges helped produce Norka’s first album. In 2011, her first single from that album was a hit in the Latino world, and she was nominated for best female singer. Her second single, Milagro, was a cross-over hit, and Norka’s career was off and running.
In 2016, Norka Luque released Tomorrowland, and it is racing to the top of the Billboard Dance Charts. Norka has done what few singers get to do at this stage in their career. She finds herself in the company of her musical idols, and the world is watching her make musical history.