The Chainsmokers’ 61 week long run in the Billboard top 10 finally ends

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The Chainsmokers’ have finally fallen out of the Billboard Top 10, ending a 61 week long run of having at least one single in the Top 10. Their reign started in May 2016 with “Don’t Let Me Down,” continuing with “Closer” and “Paris” before it ended as their monster collaboration with Coldplay, “Something Just Like This,” bowed out of the Top 10 in the most recent rankings.

Their 61 week haul is the second longest an act has ever spent in the Top 10, just weeks eight weeks off Kay Perry’s all time record, set back in 2011. They’re also only the third group to have three simultaneous Top 10 songs on the list. These astronomical numbers are a clear indication of The Chainsmokers’ success and popularity.

H/T: Stereogum

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If we’re being “Honest,” this remix is one to watch out for.

The Chainsmokers‘ debut studio album, Memories…Do Not Open has been out for three months now, the album offering listeners a deeper and clearer understanding of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart’s sound through the LP’s twelve tracks. Up until the album’s release, The Chainsmokers gained most of their notoriety from their release of consecutive smash singles like the Halsey feature, “Closer.”

The ninth-track on the album, “Honest,” emerged as the duo’s next single poised to dominate radio airwaves, following the trend established by “Closer” and “Something Just Like This.” Like most of the songs on Memories…Do Not Open, “Honest” is one to which Andrew Taggart lends his vocals.

As “Honest” continues to grow in popularity, The Chainsmokers have taken to Instagram to share footage from their eponymous Memories…Do Not Open tour, overlaid by a rhythmic remix of the single. Who crafted the remake is not cited in the Instagram caption, nor is a release date for the remix given, but it will likely turn into a fan favorite.

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For quite some time, Joel Zimmerman’s live streams on Twitch have been an excellent platform for fans to gain insight into the producer’s creative process. When fans are lucky, the videos provide a first listen for unreleased deadmau5 material, as would appear to be the case in one of his most recent sessions last Wednesday, June 28.

In the aforementioned live stream, Zimmerman built out a new track which impresses in both its structure and its synthesis. Built upon a broken-beat rhythmic backbone, the piece vacillates between gritty, industrial-driven segments and haunting, melodic interludes.

Though deadmau5 hasn’t titled the song or offered any details regarding when (or if) it will be released, his followers have unofficially dubbed it as “Midas’s Heel.” As epic as it is derisive, the fan-coined “working title” derives from one of Zimmerman’s recent jabs at The Chainsmokers on Twitter. After mocking the duo’s inaccurate allusion to “Achilles and his gold” from their Coldplay collaboration, “Something Just Like This,” the producer quipped that his perpetual criticism was his “Midas’s Heel.”

H/T: Reddit (r/deadmau5)

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Calvin Harris releases star-studded ‘Feels’ featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean

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Star-studded collaborations are a forte of Calvin Harris‘, but the cast of talent for his new song “Feels” may be the most packed yet. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean all came together to contribute vocals on the track. The song has a summery vibe, with Williams’ taking the first verse before transitioning to Perry singing an upbeat and catchy chorus.

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In the past year, the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in $5.15 billion.

Forbes’ annual list of top celebrity earnings puts Diddy at the very top of the list with $130 million, followed by Beyoncé with $105 million and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling with $95 million. In the electronic music world, the top-earning artist appears slots in at #40: Calvin Harris with an income $48.5 million. He’s the only electronic artist in the top 50, though producers such as Tiësto ($39 million) and The Chainsmokers ($38 million) appear in the chart in spots 60 and 65, respectively.

Forbes notes that the annual list “ranks the top-earning front-of-camera entertainers on the planet by pretax income from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017.” Fees for agents, managers and lawyers were not deducted for the list. The study states that estimates are based on figures from Nielsen, NPD Bookscan, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick, D’Marie and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders and some of the stars themselves.

Check out the full list below, and visit Forbes’ website to read more.

Rank, Name, Earnings (Category, Country)

1. Diddy, $130 million (Musician, U.S.)

2. Beyoncé, $105 million (Musician, U.S.)

3. J.K. Rowling, $95 million (Author, U.K.)

4. Drake, $94 million (Musician, U.S.)

5. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million (Athlete, Portugal)

6. The Weeknd, $92 million (Musician, Canada)

7. Howard Stern, $90 million (Personality, U.S.)

8. Coldplay, $88 million (Musicians, U.K.)

9. James Patterson, $87 million (Author, U.S.)

10. LeBron James, $86 million (Athlete, U.S.)

11. Guns N’ Roses, $84 million (Musicians, U.S.)

11. Rush Limbaugh, $84 million (Personality, U.S.)

13. Justin Bieber, $83.5 million (Musician, Canada)

14. Lionel Messi, $80 million (Athlete, Argentina)

15. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million (Personality, U.S.)

16. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million (Personality, U.S.)

17. Bruce Springsteen, $75 million (Musician, U.S.)

18. Adele, $69 million (Musician, U.K.)

18. Jerry Seinfeld, $69 million (Comedian, U.S.)

20. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million (Actor, U.S.)

21. Metallica, $66.5 million (Musicians, U.S.)

22. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $65 million (Actor, U.S.)

23. Roger Federer, $64 million (Athlete, Switzerland)

24. David Copperfield, $61.5 million (Magician, U.S.)

25. Kevin Durant, $60.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

26. Garth Brooks, $60 million (Musician, U.S.)

26. Elton John, $60 million (Musician, U.K.)

26. Gordon Ramsay, $60 million (Personality, U.K.)

29. Ryan Seacrest, $58 million (Personality, U.S.)

30. Chris Rock, $57 million (Comedian, U.S.)

31. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million (Actor, U.S.)

32. Paul McCartney, $54 million (Musician, U.K.)

32. Red Hot Chili Peppers, $54 million (Musicians, U.S.)

34. Louis C.K., $52 million (Comedian, U.S.)

35. Jimmy Buffett, $50.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

35. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million (Actor, U.S.)

37. Andrew Luck, $50 million (Athlete, U.S.)

37. Rory McIlroy, $50 million (Athlete, U.S.)

39. Jackie Chan, $49 million (Actor, China)

40. Calvin Harris, $48.5 million (Musician, U.K.)

41. Robert Downey, Jr., $48 million (Actor, U.S.)

42. Steph Curry, $47.3 million (Athlete U.S.)

43. Dave Chappelle, $47 million (Comedian, U.S.)

43. Judy Sheindlin, $47 million (Personality, U.S.)

45. James Harden, $46.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

46. Lewis Hamilton, $46 million (Athlete, U.K.)

47. Kim Kardashian West, $45.5 million (Personality, U.S.)

48. Drew Brees, $45.3 million (Athlete, U.S.)

49. Taylor Swift, $44 million (Musician, U.S.)

50. Simon Cowell, $43.5 million (Personality, U.K.)

50. Phil Mickelson, $43.5 million (Athlete, U.S.)

52. Tom Cruise, $43 million (Actor, U.S.)

53. Kenny Chesney, $42.5 million (Musician, U.S)

53. Steve Harvey, $42.5 million (Personality, U.S.)

55. Luke Bryan, $42 million (Musician, U.S.)

55. Celine Dion, $42 million (Musician, Canada)

55. Jay Z, $42 million (Musician, U.S.)

58. Sofia Vergara, $41 million (Actor, Colombia)

59. Kylie Jenner, $41 million (Personality, U.S.)

60. Bruno Mars, $39 million (Musician, U.S.)

60. Tiësto, $39 million (Musician, Netherlands)

62. Russell Westbrook, $38.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

63. Sebastian Vettel, $38.5 million (Athlete, Germany)

64. Damian Lillard, $38.4 million (Athlete, U.S.)

65. Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million (Actor, India)

65. Jennifer Lopez, $38 million (Musician, U.S.)

65. The Chainsmokers, $38 million (Musician, U.S.)

68. Novak Djokovic, $37.6 million (Athlete, Serbia)

69. Amy Schumer, $37.5 million (Comedian, U.S.)

70. Tiger Woods, $37.1 million (Athlete, U.S.)

71. Salman Khan, $37 million (Actor, India)

71. Neymar, $37 million (Athlete, Brazil)

71. Bill O’Reilly, $37 million (Personality, U.S.)

71. Dolly Parton, $37 million (Musician, U.S.)

71. Ed Sheeran, $37 million (Musician, U.K.)

76. Dwayne Wade, $36.2 million (Athlete, U.S.)

77. Fernando Alonso, $36 million (Athlete, Spain)

77. Sean Hannity, $36 million (Personality, U.S.)

77. Rihanna, $36 million (Musician, Barbados)

80. Bon Jovi, $35.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

80. Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million (Actor, India)

82. Billy Joel, $35 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Dr. Dre, $34.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Florida Georgia Line, $34.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Toby Keith, $34.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Jordan Spieth, $34.5 million (Athlete, U.S.)

87. Derrick Rose, $34.2 million (Athlete, U.S.)

88. Usain Bolt, $34.2 million (Athlete, Jamaica)

89. Gareth Bale, $34 million (Athlete, U.K.)

89. Conor McGregor, $34 million (Athlete, Ireland)

89. Britney Spears, $34 million (Musician, U.S.)

92. Kei Nishikori, $33.9 million (Athlete, Japan)

93. Fletcher Cox, $33.4 million (Athlete, U.S.)

94. Clayton Kershaw, $33.4 million (Athlete, U.S.)

95. Chance The Rapper, $33 million (Musician, U.S.)

95. Katy Perry, $33 million (Musician, U.S.)

97. Carmelo Anthony, $32.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

98. Jason Aldean, $32.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

98. Kevin Hart, $32.5 million (Comedian, U.S.)

100. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, $32 million (Athlete, U.S.)

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The Chainsmokers announced as Tommy Hilfiger’s brand ambassadors

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Founder of the eponymous international lifestyle brand, Tommy Hilfiger has announced their newest menswear brand ambassadors, Alex Pall and Drew Taggert of The Chainsmokers. Looking to bring a sophisticated yet youthful image to accelerate the company’s already consistently successful image, the electronic-turned-to pop duo will represent an array of the brand’s menswear, including Hilfiger Edition, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear. When speaking on the collaboration, Tommy spoke highly of the duo and their current standing in the music industry:

“The Chainsmokers are at the center of modern pop culture and their music resonates with a global audience,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “I admire the way they have carved out a new niche that fuses indie, pop, dance, and hip-hop. Alex and Drew are truly the perfect definition of today’s Tommy Guy – their talent, optimism, unique sound and effortless cool have made them standout in the music world.

After the success of their debut album, Memories… Do Not Open, and accompanying arena tour, it’s no surprise that Taggert and Pall have quickly reached worldwide superstar status. Already being admirers of the menswear brand, the two expressed their excitement on the collaboration:

“Like Tommy Hilfiger, we have always believed in celebrating individuality and breaking conventions. Tommy paved the way for collaborations between fashion and music, and we are excited to collaborate with a brand that aligns so closely with our own artistic approach and shares our passion for creating memorable experiences for our fans.”

 

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Country and electronic music aren’t the first two genres we would think to combine…however, The Chainsmokers performance alongside Florida Georgia Line for their song “Last Day Alive” — off the EDM duo’s debut LP — is making us rethink whether this should be something we should be seeing more of. Drew Taggart sang alongside Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbarb at the CMT Awards, and their high energy performance has been shared for all to see. Although this is not the first time The Chainsmokers have performed alongside Florida Georgia Line, this was the first time an electronic music group has performed at the CMT Awards.

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In an interview last year with Rolling Stone, Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers didn’t mince words when issuing his assessment of Lady Gaga‘s single, “Perfect Illusion.” “It sucks,” Pall bluntly stated. Even with the more diplomatic on of the two, Drew Taggart, stating “She’s a great artist,” the superstar EDM duo faced a firestorm of criticism, mostly from Gaga fans, but also from the queen of pop herself.

Enter Gaga with her latest track, “A-YO,” which premiered June 6. Gaga sent out a slew of tweets promoting the track — one of which was directed at The Chainsmokers, asking them light-heartedly (presumably?) whether her newest track met their standards.

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Interestingly, on the same day as Gaga’s new single releases, The Chainsmokers went on air with Howard Stern to discuss a range of topics, including the original incendiary comment from last October, with Pall stating that it “came out so much worse” than intended.

Pall elaborated, “I’m 32 now and no one’s given a shit about what I’ve said for the first 30 years of my life…I felt bad because I don’t think it’s cool to make those sort of judgements [in public] anyway. Like, keep it to yourself.”

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Ultra Japan has announced an extensive phase 1 lineup with AlessoThe ChainsmokersHardwellKygo, Steve Angello, Steve Aoki and Tiësto as headliners for the fourth edition of the. This year, Ultra’s Tokyo-based festival will debut a brand new Live Stage, making it the fourth Ultra Worldwide edition to host this facet of the event. Three highly-celebrated live acts in electronic music have been confirmed for the festival’s first phase: Empire of the Sun, Pendulum and Porter Robinson.

The festival will take place from September 16-18 at the Tokyo Odaiba ULTRA Park across three stage- Main Stage, Live Stage and RESISTANCE. Having announced an Ibiza residency recently, RESISTANCE will also see a major upgrade in Tokyo this year, with Carl Cox, Joseph CapriatiSasha & John Digweed and Seth Troxler set to headline its stage.

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The Chainsmokers win four Billboard Music Awards; Lindsey Stirling wins Top Dance/Electronic Album

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The Chainsmokers were nominated for 16 Billboard Music Awards, and took home four titles over the weekend including Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Single, Top Collaboration, and Top Dance/Electronic Music song.

However, when it came down to the award for Top Dance/Electronic Album (a category in which both their Collage and Bouquet EPs were nominated), American violinist and producer Lindsey Stirling beat out the duo, as well as Flume and Kygo.

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