The Chainsmokers are on fire as one of the top earnings DJ’s. Their album called “Memories…Do Not Open” went platinum this year topping the charts. Their style of electronic dance music (EDM) and pop has just the right mixture to catch the attention of music lovers across the world. The Chainsmokers brought home $45.5 million dollars this year earning them the #2 spot on the list of highest paid DJ’s by Forbes. That’s one up from last years list where they came in as #3 and made $38 million dollars.
The Chainsmokers started gaining momentum back in 2014 when their popular song #Selfie was a huge hit. Since they came into the music business they have been molding their brand with different stylistic changes. In the last few years they have really evolved as a DJ/EDM band. The Chainsmokers also made Forbes “Richest Celebrities List” at #59. There were only two EDM bands to make the top 100 list. Although other musicians were on the list, it shows how The Chainsmokers are breaking new ground in pay scale for DJ’s. DJ’s do so much more nowadays than ever before. With electronic dance music becoming so popular, the shows are spectacular! The Chainsmokers shows are very professionally done with lighting and sound. The expense of putting a show together has grown as well hence the pay raise
The Chainsmokers are Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, the talent and brains that make up the DJ/EDM band. They both have college backgrounds in music and business, which has been instrumental to their success. They have been busy putting on shows making six figures a night at the Wynn Nightlife for the last three years. They are excited to start the next chapter of their careers with a possible tour coming soon.