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Alex Pall’s Success Puts the Spotlight On More than Just Music

Alex Pall is one half of the duet making up the Chainsmokers. A talented artist, Pall is a brilliant master of mixing soundscapes. This eclectic ear for music is apparently attached to an eclectic eye. Pall’s sprawling home in Hollywood Hills is a mash-up of artistry, decades, bright furniture, and nature-themed wallpaper. The house was featured recently in the real estate section of the Wall Street Journal. The decorator behind the domicile is Peti Lau, whose visual eye matches Pall’s musical ear. A talented interior designer Lau is very proud of Pall’s house. The 3,600 square foot home was built in 1930, so it contains some naturally built retro-features. It was also renovated in the 80’s and the 90’s. It makes sense that a mish-mash home would be idyllic for a mish-mash artist. In Pall’s case it just solidifies his celebrity. When one is really famous, they start writing articles about their house.

Earlier this year, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart released the first of what would be five singles to the listening public. “Sick Boy” was a new wave of what the EDM duet called their darker themed songs. It was sung by Taggart and focused on the identity problems social media creates. It even showcased the duets own problems with oversaturation on social media. Pretty deep theme for what can be categorized as dance pop. This is typical Chainsmokers though, they have never been an ordinary EDM band and it is on purpose. The continuing success of their initial studio album, Memories… Do Not Open, shows exactly how successful their innovations are. The album has not left the top 5 since its release. In the wake of all this publicity, it is no wonder that Pall’s digs have garnered a look.

In an interview Pall gave some years ago he spoke about fame. “We have become so much bigger than imagined,” he said. According to the artist continued success is a struggle for identity. Luckily, he has a house personified by identity to keep him grounded. According to Pall the home is a good escape, a chalet in the hills.

Chainsmokers Album on the Dance/Electronic Chart.

The Chainsmokers may seem to have already gotten to their new inventions looking at their latest singles, the duo’s debut album “Memories…Do Not Open” is doing well a year later since it was released. The title has done so well, and it has been able to join the first extended stretches of a critical chart. The debut album of the Chainsmokers is currently riding at the top position of the Billboard’s top dance/electronic albums chart that is responsible for recognizing the most popular records that fall under the dance/electronic music. The frame is making the thirty-fourth consecutive turn at the top position, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

“Memories… do not open” now ties with Gorillaz’s “Demon Days” for the third most weeks at the number one position in charts history 13 years since it was released. The two comes at number three for making thirty-four turns but Demons days have run short of rolls since it is scarce that it happens at the number one position again. This gives the Chainsmokers a chance to be at position three on their own since they have a chance of going several turns at the peak position. The Chainsmokers’ debut album became the number one on the top and or electronic album listings as well as the all-genre billboard 200 simultaneously on April 2017. At that time, the duo was enjoying unending strips of great hits that were ruling the Top 40 radio and made people demand more. The album was not able to stay in the Billboard’s 200 top 10 for a long time, but it did not leave the top 5 position on the top dance/electronic album since its release to date.

The Chainsmokers is an American DJ/Production pair that consists of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The duo first received a breakthrough in the year 2014 with their song “#Selfie.” The single became a top twenty single in several countries charts. They released their debut EP in 2015 and had singles such as “Roses” which managed to be at the top 10 US Billboard Hot 100. The other single “Don’t let me down'” became a top 5 and also won them a Grammy award for the best dance Recording and other Awards.