While they have been releasing singles for the past few years “Memories…Do Not Open” was the debut album for The Chainsmokers. It’s been a year since this album was released and sales are still brisk. It is presently #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, a position it has attained 34 times since its release. This is expected to last for a while as nothing seems to slow this album downs.
This #1 ranking 34 times matches the 13-year-old album “Demon Days” put out by the Gorillaz. This put both of these albums in third place in regards to how many times an album in its category as managed this feat. “Memories…Do Not Open” is expected to earn #3 all on its own in short order.
When this album was released is charted in the #1 position in its category. It also topped the Billboard 200 which has music from all genres of music. There have been a number of smash hits off this album that has kept it at the top of the Top Dance/Electronic Albums category. It fell off the Billboard 200 but it has remained in the top five in its genre since April 2017.
Other releases in their genre have taken #1 upon release but “Memories…Do Not Open” continues to do very well. Other music artists to get #1 in Dance/Electronic Albums are Odesza, William Control, Above & Beyond, and Kygo. After the death of Sweden’s Avicci one of his albums also returned to #1 for a bit.
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are The Chainsmokers. They are based out of New York City and have been a duo since 2012. They met through their mutual manager and say they hit it off both personally and professionally right away. They are unique in their genre in that they write much of their own lyrics and have also sung on them.
Over the past few years the Chainsmokers have partnered with other acts on some of the songs they have released. One example of this is “Kanye” which featured the vocal work of sirenXX.