DJ Alex Pall and producer, writer and vocalist Andrew Taggart make up The Chainsmokers, one of the hotest EDM pop groups today. With their breakthrough song “#Selfie” in 2014 they burst onto the scene and have been gaining popularity ever since. Their latest accomplishment has been reaching 10 million units with their song “Closer” which was in collaboration with the pop star Halsey.
On September 13th Alex and Andrew appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show where Jimmy surprised them with their Certified Diamond plagues for the hit song “Closer” signifying more than 10 million units sold. In the summer of 2016 the song went up to the top of the Hot 100 and stayed there much longer than anyone imagined. It became one of the fourth longest-running No. 1 hits in U.S. history.
They posted a picture of Jimmy Kimmel with them holding up their Diamond plagues on their Instagram account and wrote, “CLOSER is officially DIAMOND in the U.S. !! We could have never imagined having one of our songs going 10x platinum.”.
“Closer” was done in collaboration with the female pop star Halsey who also received recognition for the Certified Diamond milestone. This has truly been her breakout hit single and she has a lot to thank The Chainsmokers for. She had already had success with numerous hits and a huge fan base before she teamed up with the dance duo herself but this has truly been the icing on the cake when it comes to milestones in her musical career. Halsey has been so busy touring she hasn’t had a chance to see her Certified Diamond plague which is still waiting for her packed away with the rest of her mail at home.
With their hit song “Closer” hitting “Diamond” status many people are wondering how far will this talented team go from here. Nobody knows for sure but more precious Diamonds could be in their future…
One of the big names in the live entertainment world is Clayton Hutson who hails from Michigan but lives in the budding music town of Nashville. Through his career, his popularity associates him with the regular tour bus home. Clayton has been privileged to work with some of the most famous artists over the many years in the industry. He has worked with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Backstreet Boys, Gwen Stefani, and Garbage among many others.
Besides working with these artists, Clayton Hutson was also a production manager for one of the most famous televangelists Billy Graham. It’s while he was working here that he realized his undying passion for the music industry. Clayton has also had his time with quite many corporate events which include the summer Olympics where he was positioned as the technical consultant.
Clayton Hutson attributes his high success in the industry to his strong work ethic and determination to offer the very best where he is always cautious at paying attention to all the essential details. He is also comfortable with long days where he believes in safety, organization and careful set up of equipment’s and gear in the best way possible. These together with his incline to using technology and equipment’s have placed him at the top as one of the most sought-after production managers.
His extensive experiences include production management, rigging, logistics management as well as the production of live shows. This expertise and experience are what has led Clayton Hutson to the production guru he is today. He says that he owns and operates his own company which is known as Ronin Event Creative where the growing company works on very many tours in all size ranges and budgets. He feels confident that the unique operations and productions in his company put together with the very many services he provides and his deep roots in the industry forms a firm background for the success of his company.
Through his company, Clayton plans to continue contributing significantly to his age long passion for music through producing only the very best most superior services.
Alex Pall is one of the upcoming DJ who did Djing as a hobby in New York City as he natured his career. He did that with passion one would think it was his full-time job yet it was a side hustle, and he said that being in the city he pursued something that one would think is a job however it was something he did for fun.
Alex’s dedication and committed made him be at an Art Gallery and in the process, he realized that dance music was becoming part of his life and so he wanted to give it to its best. Where Alex Pall made his daily fun dance music, he was also working with a manager who introduced him to Drew, he met him, and Alex realized that they had the same passion and so they started working together hand in hand. Later during his experiences, Alex quit his music career and moved down from Maine.
Alex and Drew worked together, and they all knew what that driven and motivated their ambitions. They observed what was going around them, what pulled them down, what worked and what never worked for them. Drew was a well-trained talented producer while Alex Pall was majorly dealing with DJ and this made their market growth.
As for the upcoming artist, they had to start work as early as 9 am to 7 pm to work mainly on music, and this made them not to treat what they did like a job but instead learn a lot from their experiences from the ground. Over the years they have discovered that they have the same core values that have helped them grow and this has pushed them even to work more hard to become the best artists it is the music that pays their bills.
Most people related their music on a deeper level as it is a journey of self-discovery. Alex and Andrew worked with their producers, and they give each other ideas about music, and this has also helped them increase the number of fans and have earned recognition worldwide.