The Chainsmokers are one of America’s most well-known musical duos. Starting out as DJs at a young age, both Drew Taggart and Alex Pall knew that music was their passion, but it wasn’t until they started working together that their dreams truly took shape. Their unique mixture of electronic beats combined with original, thought provoking lyrics was a bit outside the box for DJs when they first hit the scene. Their choice to feature themselves on vocals was also an unusual choice, but one that certainly paid off. The release of their first album took the musical world by storm; the album topped the Billboard album charts and reached platinum status. Having now achieved eight Top 10 Billboard hits, there is no doubt that the Chainsmokers possess what it takes to keep them front and center in the music scene.
Recently named number two on Forbes list of highest paid DJs, surpassing even the well-known David Guetta, the Chainsmokers definitely have the financial backing to show for their rapid success. They are currently nearing the last year of a three year contract with Wynn Nightlife, a Las Vegas nightclub. Each nightly show brings them a check in the mid six-figures, which easily explains how they made the top of Forbes’ list. That, combined with touring and music sales, brought in a staggering $45.5 million in 2018.
Not to worry, all of this success has not made them complacent. They continue to write and release new music which never seems to disappoint their ever-growing fan-base. Their newest release, “This Feeling feat. Kelsea Ballerini” has reached over 30 million YouTube views in less than three weeks. Other releases from this year, such as “You Owe Me” and “Sick Boy” are now into the hundreds of millions of views, showing that their fans enthusiasm shows no sign of waning. Taggart and Pall are definitely not slowing down in their pursuit of new and interesting ways to express their creativity and it is not just their fans who are excited about their journey, the DJ duo is equally excited to see what is coming next.
Jay-Z is doing something that many men in his position have not been able to do. He is giving woman a chance to run one of his many businesses. There are not many women in the business world, but Billboard has recognized several of those that are in the business of entertainment. Desiree Perez is one such person that has crossed into leadership role. Jay-Z and has had great success with Roc Nation because of her. All of this has given her a great amount of experience that she is able to use when it comes to building better business opportunities for people that are under the Roc Nation camp.
Perez has presented herself as a strong woman that knows about many different aspects of business. She has put her time and energy into building up some companies that Jay-Z started. She has been able to make some of her businesses thrive largely because she has been able to negotiate contracts. This is what she is known for, and this is the way that her success has been tracked down through the years. Major artists like Beyonce and Rihanna have depended on her for expediting contracts. She has also become someone that has been known for helping Jay-Z bring up the rear when his businesses are sluggish.
Jay-Z has actually topped P. Diddy as the highest paid entertainer. He sits in the company of people like Dr. Dre and Diddy because he had someone like Desiree Perez to oversee so much for Roc Nation.
It isno surprise that she has become so crucial to the framework of Roc Nation. She has been responsible for helping Jay-Z acquire a $200 million dollar deal with Live Nation for concerts. The Jay-Z entertainment empire couldn’t survive with the insight of Desiree Perez.
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