The Chainsmokers; a well-known American DJ and production duo, formed in 2012 but did not experience their breakthrough into fame until 2014. They erupted into the spotlight with their single #Selfie which ended up a top twenty single in several countries. From this point, Chainsmokers were on the roadmap to fame and success in the music industry.
The duo, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, went on to produce hits such as “Roses”, “Paris”, “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay, “Closer” with Halsey and “Don’t Let Me Down”. This dynamite pair of producers turned into on of the hottest new groups almost overnight. Because of their success in the music industry they began to experience pressure to recreate numerous sons that were a mixture of EDM and Top 40 pop. This would have been an easy task for such a creative duo but they team decided to take their musical creativities to a darker side. Their new release, “Sick Boy” is just the beginning of a new darker chapter of their music career. In a recent interview the Chainsmokers shared that they always try to stay current with the music they are producing. Drew Taggart went on record sharing that even though this is the first release they have had in nine months the duo’s music is still “a reflection of what’s going on in our lives and the world around us”.
The Chainsmokers express their times of frustration with the industry. During the interview with Forbes they shared how they have watched themselves become people that they do not necessarily relate too. They shared how they aspire to convey to their audience what it is like to be a part of their generations. The current single release, “Sick Boy” is greatly inspired by how we as individuals are able to relate to society via social media and how so many things are left up to interpretation by others. It is a song about putting yourself out there on social media in the best most accurate ways. Yet, still expressing how blurred some messages still are to the world.
Celebrities have existed in our world before electricity was even a thought. Royal families where the first celebrities people had, even when theater was widely popular in the early centuries royalty often out shined the actors themselves. Theater soon evolved into TV shows and movies. Music stars began gaining in popularity after the radio became a universal tool in every household and vehicle. Talented singers, actors and actresses littered advertisements, billboards and filled our homes when talk shows and late night shows where born.
Vlogging, or video blogging, sparked soon after YouTube took off and allowed users to upload their own videos. A new type of fame, ‘internet fame’, took hold of the younger generation and gave birth to many new faces that soon found themselves in a sea of online fans. Many famous YouTubers have videos revolving around comedy, much like actors, they engage their audience with their charisma and ability to make their audience laugh. Other vloggers use their channels to help people in certain areas like gaming tips, hair and make-up tutorials, crafts and art. These talented individuals never necessarily expected to become famous, but their helpful tips and tricks continued to draw crowds and lifted them into internet fame.
Wendy Huang, a famous YouTuber from Australia has coveted a large following from around the world and it all started four years ago. Wengie had been working at a digital marketing and media firm where she helped businesses with their blogs and social media. She insisted companies start their own blogs so she decided to take her own advice and start a small make-up and beauty blog. This spiraled into a widely trafficked beauty blog called ‘The Wonderful World of Wengie’ and is Australia’s number one Asian beauty channel.
Wengie’s love of make-up and fashion started at an early age and with no help from anyone around her she began reading magazines and teaching herself about make-up and fashion. From then she went on to message boards and forums, looking for make up tips for Asian women. Because of the lack of advertisement in America and Australia for Asian make-up and beauty, Wengie has taken it upon herself to be the help young Asian girls and women are looking for.