The Rise of the Chainsmokers


Over recent years the production duo, The Chainsmokers, have amassed a large following due to their distinct musical style. The duo, which is comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, have created many chart-topping singles and performed for a variety of shows. Their combination of both EDM and pop music have made their music unique and favorable to numerous audiences.


Originally formed in 2012 with different group members, the American DJ duo gained many fans in 2014 after the release of their song “#Selfie”. The song was a hit in many countries and appeared on the Top 20 list of a variety of these countries. In 2015 the Chainsmokers finally reached the Top 10 with their single “Roses”, which had vocals from ROZES. The Chainsmokers did not stop with “Roses” in 2015, they continued to produce singles such as “Waterbed” and work with prominent DJ’s such as DJ TiĆ«sto.

After their own rise, the Chainsmokers helped other artists rise to fame. “Don’t Let Me Down” is an upbeat single that the duo released in 2016. The single featured vocals from Daya, who soon after gained her own large following. They soon after worked with Halsey on “Closer”, which topped the charts at number one in both the United States and United Kingdom.

Throughout the course of their history, the Chainsmokers became used to releasing new songs almost every month. However, prior to the release of their new single, the Chainsmokers went on a nine month hiatus. It was not until January 17, 2018 that the Chainsmokers made a reappearance.

Recent Changes

The new single, “Sick Boy”, by the Chainsmokers has a much darker theme than their previous hit singles such as “Closer” and “Don’t Let Me Down”. The release of “Sick Boy” marks a new chapter in the musical story of the Chainsmokers; a chapter which aims to help them break away from their already familiar style. The theme of the single serves as a reflection of society and the personal lives of both Alex Pall and Drew Taggart.

Curb School Time Hunger with Wengie Hacks and Pranks

Students can agree that lunch hour is never long enough. Additionally, schools are fairly strict when it comes to snacking during class, so being hungry throughout the school day is a serious reality. The queen of beauty and life hacks herself, Wengie, understands what it is like to be hungry, especially in school. As a result, she has created some genius ways to snack during class that double as some silly pranks as well.

Jello Crayons

Begin by taking a straw and tightly tape one end of it shut. Next, make different colors of jello normally, but keep in mind the actual colors of the crayons. Fill each straw up and allow them to sit in the fridge. Carefully remove each jello straw and shape the tips. Finally, remove the wrapper from an actual crayon and tape it onto the treat.

What’s Wrong with Eating Pencil Shavings?

Brazil nuts look oddly like pencil shavings. Take one, carefully shave it down using a sharp knife. Place the faux shavings in a clean sharpener and shock bystanders as you munch on your protein-packed snack.

Taffy Erasers

Sticks of taffy look like the erasers found in mechanical holders. Shave the taffy down to size after you have carefully removed the actual eraser, place it in the machine, and enjoy the fact that it actually pushes out like the real eraser would.

Put Bubble Tape to Use

Do you remember those obnoxiously long pieces of bubble tape? Nobody has ever needed that much bubble gum, but you can finally put it to use with this hack. Dig out the eraser of a pencil, roll a small piece of the tape, and fit it in the space. Continue to mold it with a knife until it resembles the real eraser.

Edible Marker Sharpies

Edible dessert markers look nothing like Sharpies. With a little paint, though, they can look just like them. After doing that, Wengie recommends dipping a teaspoon of Kool-Aid powder into water and then dropping it on the marker’s tip to have a whacky tongue writing utensil that is also really tasty.

10 Life Hacks Wengie Video Recap

In a recent video by YouTube beauty blogger Wengie, she gives ten tips to viewers about an array of different topics.

She starts the video by showing how to remove lint and pilling from an old sweater by using a razor on it. Her next hack shows an easy way to remove keys from a key ring without ruining your nails. She uses a staple remover to stretch the ring open so the key can slide off easily or so you can add a new key to the ring. The next tip from Wengie shows us how to not forget things in the morning. She suggest stacking everything you need underneath the one item you would never forget (like keys or your phone) and putting it all near the door so you don’t forget anything when you’re in a rush to leave the house.

Hack number seven shows how to effectively cross out sensitive information you wrote down on paper. Wengie suggests writing random numbers and letters over top of it instead of just crossing it out to make it harder for others to read. The next tip she shows us is a way to ensure your clothes are always folded and put away. She suggest throwing all your clothes on your bed after doing laundry so you can’t sleep until you have put them away. Next Wengie explains that you can cut stiff cardboard, slip it into a Ziploc bag, put any papers you don’t want wrinkled or wet in the bag, then put it all into your backpack or purse. This is great in case your bag is disorderly or you get caught in the rain.

Wengie’s next tip is to put newspaper at the bottom of your garbage can to catch any liquid leakage from the garbage bag. She also suggests sticking an upside-down wall hook to your garbage can to keep bag handles in place. Next she explains that you can use a marker to mark the shower handle position for your ideal water temperature. Then she says you can use a colander to sift out cereal crumbs at the bottom of the bag, which you can then use on ice cream or in cookies. Her last tip is to take photos of your fridge and cupboards to avoid buying things you already have at home when you’re grocery shopping.

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