The Chainsmokers break 1 billion streams barrier for the second time

It’s safe to say the last week has been huge for The Chainsmokers. After closing out the main-stage on Day 2 of Ultra Music Festival on Saturday, the spotlight was on America’s biggest Electronic Music duo. An electrifying, genre-crossing performance amplified why Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have gathered such a strong following over recent years. The support from their fans has continued to follow in on their singles, with The Chainsmokers duo joining an elite group with their latest achievement.

In the past week, their track with Daya titled ‘Don’t Let Me Down‘ hit 1 billion plays on both YouTube and Spotify. Reaching these heights are every producer’s dream, but The Chainsmokers are no stranger to such an accomplishment. With 1 billion plays on YouTube for their hits ‘Closer’ and their collaboration ‘Something Just Like This‘ with Coldplay, The Chainsmokers now join a 14-strong club of modern day legends to have three or more tracks hit this mark. Alongside Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Rihanna, and dance music’s own Calvin Harris to name a few, The Chainsmokers have thoroughly established their dominance on the scene over the past few years.

Their achievements continued, this time on Spotify with ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ joining ‘Closer‘ at the dizzy heights of 1 billion streams. With only two other artists hitting over 1 billion – being, unsurprisingly, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – this achievement is more proof that The Chainsmokers are in a different class when it comes to the streaming business. The news broke after the duo touched down in Hong Kong for yet another headline set in front of 13,000 people.

Congratulations to The Chainsmokers on their constant success!

Lewis is a 21 year old UK-based writer and editor, bringing interviews with Carl Cox, CamelPhat, and more to We Rave You in his 2+ years with the team. His musical preferences cover most genres, with a deeper love for progressive and trance.