Although the The Chainsmokers’ debut album Memories…Do Not Open was released over a year ago, it is still holding strong as one of the longest running albums at No. 1 in the dance and electronic genre. Memories…Do Not Open has never dropped from the top five since its debut and is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
The Chainsmokers, a DJ and production duo, was formed in 2012 including Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Pall grew up DJing and attended New York University for art history and music business. While Taggart, who attended Syracuse University and interned at Interscope Records, took an interest in DJing later. He even released some of his own music on SoundCloud prior to the formation of The Chainsmokers.
The duo garnered success and recognition following the 2014 release of their breakthrough single “#Selfie.” Over a handful of singles were released in the years leading up to their debut album. Memories…Do Not Open was certified platinum in August 2017, just four months after its initial release.
Memories…Do Not Open is currently tied for third with the most weeks sitting in the No.1 spot in the chart’s history. The tie is with Gorillaz’s album Demon Days. Both albums have 34 turns, which is the highest a release album can go. However, it is anticipated that The Chainsmokers will take third place on their own as Memories…Do Not Open continues to soar.
The Chainsmokers have responded to making Billboard’s Dance 100 List stating, “We’re really, really grateful. You have no idea how much this means to us. We put in a lot of work and effort for our fans…” It seems the hard work continues to pay off.
Despite the competition within their genre of music, The Chainsmokers manage to climb to the top and it would be no surprise if their album continues to sit at the No. 1 spot for weeks to come.