Who are The Chainsmokers? The New York City DJ duo is set to take over ESPN's College GameDay this Saturday morning.
Who are The Chainsmokers, you ask? They're a DJ duo (Andrew Taggart, Alex Pall) from New York City who have landed a number of top hits the last three years. Their most popular songs? "#Selfie", back in 2014, which reached No. 16 nationally. "Roses," which reached No. 6 back in 2015. "Don't Let Me Down," which reached No. 3 this year. And "Closer" - which became their first No. 1 song this month.
Why are The Chainsmokers joining ESPN to be Saturday'd celebrity guest pickers on College GameDay? Well, there don't seem to be any real ties to either Texas A&M or Tennessee. Instead, it just appears to be a proximity thing. The duo is currently doing concerts in the state of Texas. In fact, they have one in Austin on Saturday night.
Here's more on the duo, via their official website:
Wise beyond their years and aggressively handsome, these two overachievers are focused on success… Never before has the world seen two furry browed individuals such as these two (seriously they have really bushy eye brows)… As you might have imagined Alex and Drew did not meet on the set of their Vogue Cover shoot while surrounded by super models, but rather somewhere else. Apart from Social Darwinism, the thing that separates these two men from the rest is their unsettling and uncanny ability to discover and create trends. They find the parts of things that people actually give a shit about, whatever they may be, and focus on creating and improving those parts. With live sets and productions that their own mothers describe as, “sounds nice, but a little loud,” these two always put on a show that was not ever described as sexy and life-changing, but should be. Apart from their unique personalities and boyish good looks, they have many similarities. They each graduated from prestigious North-Eastern Universities, they like hot chicks in yoga pants, enjoy a good burger, and have been rejected from many of the venues they now play at.
It does look like they're taking their appearance on ESPN seriously. They've been tweeting about it the past 24 hours.
We'll see if Lee Corso and the crew agree with their picks. Hopefully they won't let everyone down.