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    Do Chainsmokers Actually Smoke? What’s The Story Behind The Band’s Name?

    It is always interesting to know how a band got its name. From Coldplay and One Direction to Vampire Weekend, every band has an interesting story on how they got their name. With the success of their music, Chainsmokers has been making it to the headlines, with fans wondering about the origin behind the band’s name.

    The American electric DJ and performers, Alexander Paul and Andrew Taggart were listed as the highest-paid DJs by the 2019 Forbes list of highest-paid celebrities. The duo has collaborated with many famous artists like Daya, Halsey, and Coldplay earning their top position on the Billboard charts and numerous awards.

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    Chainsmokers Name Has A Relation To Hugh Grant

    The chainsmokers
    The Chainsmokers

    Just like every other band, Chainsmokers also has an interesting backstory about the origin of the band’s name. And surprisingly it is not what you think. The duo, Alex Paul and Drew Taggart are not smokers, let alone chain smokers. The only thing that’s smoking and creating sizzles is their music and performances earning them Billboard music awards and American music awards. But the fans are interested to know the story behind the duo naming their band Chainsmokers.

    In an interview with Billboard Alex said “We actually met each other while we were both taking a smoke break outside so it was serendipitous that we ended up adopting The Chainsmokers as our name.” In addition, Alex Paul thought it would be a good way to connect with people considering his previous experience of smoking. Moreover, he said the domain name was also not taken, and the duo was inspired by Hugh Grant’s role in 2002’s ‘About a Boy‘.

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    The Chainsmokers and their Successful Collaborations.

    Drew and Halsey
    Drew and Halsey

    Debuting in 2012, The Chainsmokers collaborated with many famous artists earning them numerous awards and worldwide recognition. In 2015, the electric band released ‘Roses‘, the second song from their album ‘Bouquet‘ featuring ‘Rozes‘, which made it to the top 20 hits in the UK. In 2016, Drew had written another hit ‘Don’t Let Me Down‘ featuring Daya. The song became very popular reaching Number 2 in the UK and even the duo won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

    Emily Warren along with the Chainsmokers delivered the 2017’s biggest hit ‘Pairs‘. But a year before that Drew, Halsey along with a team of songwriters produced ‘Closer‘. This song became the duo’s first Number One song in the US. The smoking duo also collaborated with Coldplay for ‘Something Just Like‘ This which was featured on Chainsmoker’s Memories…Do Not Open and Coldplay’s thirteen albums EP ‘Kaleidoscope‘. This song was also nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. 

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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