The Chainsmokers Had Two Songs Go Platinum Today

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As The Chainsmokers are currently embarking on their Memories…Do Not Open tour, The Chainsmokers received some pretty surprising news today. On Twitter, The Chainsmokers wrote that two of their tracks just went platinum in the United States. The first song that went platinum was their single with Coldplay titled “Something Just Like This,” while their

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Coldplay Spills the Beans About The Chainsmokers Album on Twitter

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The Chainsmokers confirm rumors that they’re working on a debut album.

The Chainsmokers confirm the release of their debut album and a new tour in 2017

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Pop EDM duo The Chainsmokers have been on quite a roll lately. They have successfully managed to become one of the most dominant and well-liked commercial house duos around, with their last three singles, “All We Know,” “Setting Fires,” and “Paris” racking up more than 100 million hits on YouTube alone. And their impossible to escape hit “Closer” hitting quadruple platinum (with a fifth platinum nod on the way).

With their latest tweet, it seems that Alex and Drew are ready to embark on the next chapter of their rise to EDM superstardom — the full length album, In a recent tweet, they have finally confirmed their debut album as well as a new tour for 2017.

To add to the hype, Coldplay’s Chris Martin publicly praised their unreleased work. As a result of this, the tweet went absolutely nuclear with fans all over the world adding to the hype surrounding their much awaited debut LP.

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The Chainsmokers Officially Announce First Album + Tour Through…Coldplay?!

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Yes – you read that right. Last night we reportedly a bunch of activity from The Chainsmokers twitter account around them dropping pretty obvious hints about an album announcement. Today we are happy to report that the guys have made it official. In a twist of fate the official announcement came from a Coldplay retweet.

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Could Big-Shot Songwriter Julia Michaels Be A Pop Star In Her Own Right?

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Julia MichaelsChances are you’re already a Julia Michaels fan whether you know it or not. After breaking into professional songwriting as a teenager, the 23-year-old Iowa native has been an invisible yet inescapable presence on pop radio in recent years; along with songwriting partner Justin Tranter, she’s penned Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s “Hands To Myself,” … More »

Coldplay Reportedly Plan “Peace Concerts” For Israelis And Palestinians

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Coldplay Reportedly Plan "Peace Concerts" For Israelis And PalestiniansColdplay are planning two “peace concerts” for Israelis and Palestinians, The Times Of Israel reports. The concerts are scheduled for 11/3 and 11/4 and will be held at an outdoor location north of the Dead Sea. Fifty-thousand tickets will go on sale for each show as soon as security and all the logistics are … More »

The 2017 State Of Pop Address

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Recording artist Drake accepts the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album award onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)Pop music is fluid. Like any vibrant creative field, it exists in a constant state of flux. It has to, or else it would cross over from an active concern to a historical relic, a format frozen in time for museums and reenactments. Pop is special in this regard because unlike rock or jazz or … More »

These Are The 10 Biggest Stories Of 2016

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lot has happened in 2016. Beyond all of the usual festivals and events, various artists have risen to prominence to dominate the mainstream media news cycle – we’re looking at you, Marshmello & The Chainsmokers.

As the year draws to a close, we’re looking back at the biggest news stories of the year. We’ve considered engagement on Facebook and Twitter, as well as how many people actually clicked through to read the article.

#1 Marshmello’s Identity Is Revealed

Toward the beginning of the year, Marshmello’s identity was a much bigger hot-button issue than it is now, but this article on his identity still draws considerable traffic from Google searches every week. After a birthday shoutout from Skrillex, as well as some ripped jeans, it became clear who was behind the mask.

In the end though, Marshmello’s brand is bigger than anyone under the mask, and he’s gone on to be one of the biggest breakout artists of the year.

#2 Burning Man Is Going To The Netherlands

This one went viral in the European groups on Facebook, earning it hundreds of thousands of clicks on the social platform.

Burning Man Netherlands is an affiliate of Burning Man Project and will feature a new event in the beautiful Veluwe from July 29-31.

#3 There’s a month-long rave in the Black Sea and it’s crazy

VICE did a story on Kazantip, the month-long rave in the Black Sea. With over 80,000 people coming and going over a period of six weeks, with very little government oversight and a “do whatever you want attitude” – leading to copious drinking, drugs, and massive orgies – this festival is one of the craziest parties ever.

#4 Shipsomnia in 2017 is going to be ridiculously massive

In part due to us calling it the “Tomorrowland of the Seas,” and in part due to a video that went incredibly viral, Shipsomnia’s 2017 sailing became our #4 biggest story of the year. Shipsomnia’s Tale Of The Kraken will take port in the Mediterranean oases of Barcelona, Ibiza, and Séte for a five-day cruise that you’ll never forget.

#5 The Chainsmokers revealed they were in the studio with Coldplay’s Chris Martin

Having already released “Closer” with Halsey, The Chainsmokers were the talk of the town in September. Not content to just rest on their laurels, it was leaked that they were in the studio with none other than Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay.

It’s still not sure when this collaboration will come out, if ever, but it definitely sent fans into a tizzy, earning one of our biggest Facebook trends of the year.

#6 Daft Punk & The Weeknd dropped their collaboration, “Starboy”

When we broke the story that The Weeknd & Daft Punk were in the studio together, it was a great day. However, even that couldn’t live up to the sheer might of a new song featuring Daft Punk, the inimitable “Starboy.” The internet went crazy when Daft Punk dropped their first new music since 2013’s Random Access Memories, and it hasn’t stopped yet.

#7 Red Bull + Vodka has the same effect as cocaine

Our #7 most popular article of the year is also our #1 most misunderstood. According to the new study from researchers at Purdue University, the mixture “has the same effect on the brain as taking cocaine.” Unfortunately, many people interpreted our title to be referring to physical effects, which caused much confusion in our comments section.

Thankfully, moderation is still key and the effects only begin to appear after repeated use.

#8 Marshmello and Tiësto troll EDC Las Vegas

Watching this year’s EDC Las Vegas live stream was a lot of fun. Between the plethora of huge acts, there was one moment that literally left us on the floor laughing. At the end of Marshmello’s debut set at cosmicMEADOW, he comes back onto the stage and takes off his mask, revealing… Tiësto!

The troll was conceived at EDC itself, which you can see here.

#9 Fan-made Daft Punk helmets take Facebook by storm

Daft Punk fans are among the most devoted of any group in electronic music, so it’s not surprising that one would take their iconic helmets to the limit, recreating them in excruciating (and functional) detail.

“The designing, building and programming of the GM01 unit took more than one year of daily work. Finishing it with the desired quality was a huge odyssey.”

The helmet packs WiFi capability, motion audio interaction, and 210 RGB LEDs. This post also received a #1 trend on Facebook when it came out.

#10 Tigerlily responds to a leaked nude video

In March, Tigerlily’s privacy was invaded when someone hacked her Snapchat and stole and original nude video of her; the video that went up on Snapchat had emojis covering her sensitive areas, but the code was removed in the leaked video.

Tigerlily turned this situation into a positive, and began raising money to support victims of online bullying.

 

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Watch Chris Martin Cover Drake, Beatles, Leonard Cohen, & More At Intimate Surprise Benefit Show In NYC

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Chris Martin At Mercury Lounge 12/21/16Last night, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin played a surprise last-minute benefit show at the small New York venue Mercury Lounge, raising money from the Manhattan homeless shelter the Bowery Mission. During his set, Martin sang a few Coldplay singalong nuggets: “Fix You,” “Yellow,” “A Sky Full Of Stars,” that kind of thing. But … More »

Watch Coldplay Improvise “Christmas With The Kangaroos” At Australian Tour Closer

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Watch Coldplay Improvise "Christmas With The Kangaroos" At Australian Tour CloserColdplay have been on tour in Australia all month, and at their last show in Sydney a few nights ago, Chris Martin improvised a Christmas song for down under called “Christmas With The Kangaroos.” It is very bad! Some choice lyrics: “Well they say, Christmas here is so much fun/ We got surfing, we got … More »