The Chainsmokers consist of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall and are burning up the Billboard’s new Dance 100 list. The duo formed in 2012 in New York City and began playing remixes of indie music. In 2014 they performed live for the first time at Terminal 5. Their music has been met with mixed reviews but their sound is always distinct and unique. The band has listed various artists for giving them inspiration which include Blink-182, Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams. One of their more recent collaborations was released as a video in February 2018. The video starts out pleasant and almost serene as we hear the artists singing in a homelike atmosphere. But keep watching and you’ll never forget the ending and will probably have a hard time seeing the characters in the same aforementioned light. It reminded me of the first time Michael Jackson’s Thriller was released on video. It has two completely different feelings, calm in the beginning and mesmerizing and terrifying in the end. In March of this year, the group was honored for their accomplishments at the iHeart Radio Awards. They received Best Collaboration, Dance Artist of the Year and Dance Album of the Year. The ASCAP Pop Music Awards, nominated and awarded the Chainsmokers with the Most Performed Song of the year. The duo performed at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, where the crowd was unexpectedly surprised with the additional performance of Halsey. They currently have had two songs that have gotten one billion streams on Spotify. The Chainsmokers are smoking their competition on the charts and are always keeping their fans guessing as what their next collaboration will be. They may have been under the radar when they began their career but they are definitely seen and heard when it comes to the music industry.