Kicking off 2017 with a bang, the three-time multi-platinum and Grammy®-nominated artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers (comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart) have revealed their brand new single “Paris” today – watch the lyric video HERE. The beachy visual was directed by Rory Kramer, features Instagram model Alexis Ren and was shot on location at Casa Malca in Tulum, Mexico. “Paris” is the official follow up to their latest smash hit “Closer,” which dominated 2016 as one of the biggest singles of the year. “Paris” marks another offering from the duo that features vocals from Drew himself. The Chainsmokers first teased the song at their massive sold out show at Los Angeles Convention Center on December 30th, their biggest show ever played to date.
The Chainsmokers proved themselves to be the breakout story of 2016 with over 5 Billion global streams and three multiplatinum singles – “Closer” (4x), “Don’t Let Me Down”(4x) and “Roses” (3x). Each track reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with “Closer” holding the #1 spot for 12 weeks, making it the longest running #1 of 2016. The track matched the record for the longest-running #1 single at Pop radio with 10 weeks atop the chart, and it recently broke the record for number of weeks at #1 on the Billboard Dance/Mixshow chart with 17 weeks. The song’s official lyric video reached a staggering 1 Billion views on VEVO this week. “Closer” is available on the ‘Collage’ EP, which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart upon release. “Closer” and “Don’t Let Me Down” also landed The Chainsmokers in many ‘Best of 2016’ lists, including those from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue, Entertainment Weekly and more.
The Chainsmokers recently received three Grammy® nominations in the Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Closer” Featuring Halsey) and Best Dance Recording (“Don’t Let Me Down” Featuring Daya) categories. Alex and Drew also recently took home the award for ‘Favorite Artist – EDM’ at the 2016 American Music Awards.