When The Chainsmokers appeared at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 during the last week of April with hit Coldplay collaboration “Something Just Like This,” it marked the 51st week in a row the pop DJ duo had at least one track in the top 10. Now The Chainsmokers enter their 52nd week, breaking a tie with Drake, who accomplished his own 51-week run last year. Both acts trail Katy Perry, who once stayed in the top 10 for 69 weeks in a row.
The astounding hit streak should come as no surprise; surely everyone is aware that The Chainsmokers have ruled the radio and the dance-music charts for more than a year now. But it’s a powerful testament to their hit-making ability, something that has only continued with the release of first full-length album Memories...Do Not Open, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 a few weeks ago and contains both “Something Just Like This” and previous hit single “Paris.”
All this sustained exposure, of course, led to The Chainsmokers’ lucrative and exclusive three-year residency with Wynn Nightlife, which should reach new heights this weekend when the pair plays the grand opening of Nightswim at XS. Since their January 6 debut at the iconic megaclub, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall have been lighting the place up on a regular basis. With Nightswim season officially in place, the sky’s the limit.
The Chainsmokers Nightswim Grand Opening at XS at Encore, May 7; also at XS May 12, 22 & 26.