Andrew Taggart Biography

Andrew Taggart is an American DJ who gained fame as one half of the famous DJ duo ‘The Chainsmokers,’ alongside Alex Pall. Let’s take a look at his childhood, family, personal life, career, achievements, etc.

Andrew Taggart
Quick Facts

Birthday: December 31, 1989

Nationality: American

Girlfriend: Christine Burke, Haley Rowe

Famous: DJs American Men

Age: 29 Years, 29 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Born in: Portland, Maine

Famous as: DJ

Height: 1.75 m

U.S. State: Maine

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education: Syracuse University

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Andrew Taggart is an American DJ who gained fame as one half of the famous DJ duo ‘The Chainsmokers,’ alongside Alex Pall. The two met and experimented with indie music remixes. Andrew soon joined ‘The Chainsmokers’ as a replacement for Rhett. The duo performed live for the first time as the opening act for American band ‘Timeflies’ in New York. They made their breakthrough with their single ‘#Selfie,’ which reached the number one spot on the ‘Dance/ Electronic Songs’ chart. Their second sensational hit was the single ‘Roses,’ which earned the “multiplatinum” status in the US. This was followed by the release of their debut EP, ‘Bouquet.’ Their debut studio album, ‘Memories...Do Not Open,’ was certified “platinum” and reached the number one spot on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. Their single ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ won the ‘Grammy Award’ for the ‘Best Dance Recording.’ Taggart was in a live-in relationship with ‘Instagram’ star Haley Rowe. However, their relationship hit a rough patch when he made a steamy performance with singer Halsey at the ‘MTV Video Music Awards.’ The couple later broke up, and he began dating model Christine Burke. He is currently believed to be single.

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Andrew Taggart
Childhood & Early Life
  • Andrew was born on December 31, 1989, in Portland, Maine, US. His mother was a teacher, and his father sold prosthetics. He later moved to Los Angeles, California, to boost his music career.
  • He studied music business at ‘Syracuse University,’ New York. During this period, he did his internship in music management with ‘Interscope Records.’ He turned to electronic dance music at the age of 15, when he was in Argentina. There, he was introduced to the music of David Guetta and ‘Daft Punk.’ He soon created original tracks and uploaded them on ‘SoundCloud.’
  • He met Alex Pall in 2012 and started making indie music remixes. His performance impressed Adam Alpert, who managed ‘The Chainsmokers.’ Thus, Andrew replaced Rhett Bixler, a former member of the duo. Soon, Alex and Andrew became the face of ‘The Chainsmokers.’
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Career
  • The duo performed live for the first time as the opening act of the American band ‘Timeflies’ at New York’s ‘Terminal 5’ in 2014.
  • Andrew and Alex then made a breakthrough with their single ‘#Selfie.’ The number was among the top 20 songs on both the US and the UK charts. ‘The Chainsmokers’ signed a deal with Steve Aoki’s ‘Dim Mak Records.’ ‘#Selfie’ reached the number one spot on the ‘Dance/ Electronic Songs’ chart.
  • ‘#Selfie’ was closely followed by the singles ‘Let You Go’ and ‘Kanye,’ featuring the groups ‘Great Good Fine Ok’ and ‘sirenXX,’ respectively. By 2015, the duo had signed a deal with ‘Disruptor Records,’ a joint venture of Adam Alpert and ‘Sony Music Entertainment.’
  • Their second sensational hit was the single ‘Roses’ that was released in June 2015. The song achieved the “multiplatinum” status in the US and in many other countries across the globe. They released their debut EP, ‘Bouquet,’ in October 2015. It featured the song ‘Roses,’ along with other hit numbers such as ‘Waterbed,’ ‘New York City,’ and ‘Until You Were Gone.’
  • In March 2016, ‘The Chainsmokers’ played at the ‘Ultra Music Festival,’ where Taggart publicly denounced Donald Trump, who was then a presidential candidate. The duo achieved the 18th spot on the ‘Top 100 DJs’ list compiled by ‘DJ Magazine’ in October 2016.
  • Their debut studio album, ‘Memories...Do Not Open,’ was released in April 2017 and was certified “platinum.” Their ‘Memories Do Not Open Tour’ covered 40 North American cities. The tour also featured singers Kiiara and Emily Warren. The album debuted at number one on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart.
  • The duo signed a three-year exclusive residency deal with ‘Wynn Nightlife’ to perform exclusively at ‘XS Las Vegas’ and the ‘Encore Beach Club.’ ‘The Chainsmokers’ bagged the third spot on the ‘Forbes’ ‘World’s Highest Paid DJs’ list in 2017.
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  • In 2018, ‘The Chainsmokers’ achieved the first spot on the ‘Billboard Dance Music’ chart. They released a number of singles, such as ‘You Owe Me,’ ‘Everybody Hates Me,’ and ‘Sick Boy,’ as a prelude to their upcoming second studio album, ‘Somebody.’
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Major Works
  • Taggart released the studio album ‘Memories...Do Not Open,’ as part of ‘The Chainsmokers,’ in April 2017.
  • He has contributed to the EPs ‘Bouquet’ (2015) and ‘Collage’ (2016) as part of the duo.
  • His duo has released 25 Singles, which include hits such as ‘#Selfie’ (2014), ‘Roses’ (2015), ‘Until You Were Gone’ (2015), ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ (2016), ‘Inside Out’ (2016), ‘Closer’ (2016), ‘Something Just Like This’ (2017), ‘Sick Boy’ (2018), and ‘Side Effects’ (2018).
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Awards & Achievements
  • ‘The Chainsmokers’ bagged the ‘Favorite Electronic/Dance Music Artist’ award at the ‘American Music Awards’ in 2016 and 2017. They won the ‘Best New DJ’ award at the 2016 ‘NRJ Music Awards.’
  • Their single ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ won the ‘Grammy Award’ for the ‘Best Dance Recording’ in 2017.
  • In 2018, his singles ‘Something Just Like This,’ ‘Closer,’ and ‘Paris’ were recognized as the ‘Most Performed Song’ at the ‘ASCAP Pop Music Awards.’
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  • At the 2017 ‘Billboard Music Awards,’ the band won the ‘Top Dance/Electronic Artist,’ while their song ‘Closer’ won the ‘Top Hot 100 Song,’ the ‘Top Collaboration,’ and the ‘Top Dance/ Electronic Song’ awards.
  • In 2018, the duo won the ‘Top Dance/ Electronic Artist,’ the ‘Top Dance/ Electronic Song,’ and the ‘Top Dance/ Electronic Album’ awards at the ‘Billboard Music Awards.’
  • They won the ‘Dance Artist of the Year’ and the ‘Dance Album of the Year’ honors at the 2018 ‘iHeartRadio Music Awards.’
  • ‘Memories...Do Not Open’ was named the ‘Best Album’ at the 2018 ‘International Dance Music Awards’ ceremony.
  • The remix of the song ‘Something Just Like This’ was named the ‘Best Remix’ at the ‘WDM Radio Awards’ in 2018.
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Personal Life
  • Andrew Taggart was in a live-in relationship with ‘Instagram’ star Haley Rowe. Their relationship soured when he made a steamy performance with singer Halsey at the 2016 ‘MTV Video Music Awards.’ However, the couple saved their relationship for a year by being considerate with each other.
  • They later broke up. Andrew began dating model Christine Burke in 2018. He is active on social media and is currently believed to be single.
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Trivia
  • ‘The Chainsmokers’ collaborated with Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra for the singles ‘Erase’ and ‘The Rookie’ in 2013.
  • Andrew Taggart once stated his music aimed at “blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop.”
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