The Chainsmokers debut album ‘Memories… Do Not Open’ has opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
This means The Chainsmokers are the first dance artist to top the Billboard 200 in over three years.
According to Nielsen Music, the bands first full-length album earned 221,000 equivalent album units in it’s first week of release.
Of that sum, 166,000 were in traditional album sales.
‘Memories… Do Not Open’ features the singles ‘Paris’, ‘Something Just Like This’ featuring Coldplay and ‘The One’.
The Chainsmokers are American DJ/producers Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall.
The EDM-Pop duo achieved a breakthrough into the mainstream market with their 2014 song ‘#Selfie’, which was a top 20 hit in both the US and UK.
Before the release of their debut album, the band brought out 2 EPs, 2015’s ‘Bouquet’ and ‘Collage’ in 2016.
Both extended plays were well received by both fans and critics, enabling the group to go on to record a full album of new material.
Speaking ahead of the albums release, the duo said in a statement:
“We have always felt that we had to earn the right to put out an album, that when our fans, The Pack, commanded it, and we felt we could put together a body of work that was true to who we were and what we wanted to say, we would.”
The box of Memories… Do Not Open symbolises the message of our album.
We all have childhood bedrooms, filled with objects that illustrate special moments. Eventually, that room and its objects are boxed up as we grow up and move out but a few of the very important items remain in a box that is saved… memories.
For us and many of you, these items are precious and private. The box of memories we collected has been there in all of our past cover art, the text box.
We are opening that up to you. We have been put in this box of who we are supposed to be and what people think of us, and now we are literally taking that box and showing you what is really inside us.”
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