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Alex Pall

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Alex Pall
Born (1985-05-16) May 16, 1985 (age 39)
Westchester, New York
  • DJ
  • musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Piano
  • vocals
Associated actsThe Chainsmokers

Alex Pall is an American DJ, musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for performing in The Chainsmokers with Andrew Taggart.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Westchester, New York and grew up in Bedford. His father was an art dealer and his mother was a stay-at-home mom.[3] Pall has said that he suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as a child.[4] He attended Masters School and then New York University, studying art history and business.[5] He is of Jewish and English descent.[6]


Pall (left) performing with Andrew Taggart as The Chainsmokers

Pall initially worked at an art gallery, Metro Pictures, while DJing at night at New York City clubs and parties. He founded The Chainsmokers in 2009 with a friend.[3] In 2012, after the first iteration of 'The Chainsmokers' significant commercial notoriety amongst the Chelsea art scene,[7] his friend quit the group and Pall asked his manager, Adam Alpert, to help him find a new partner.[8] Alpert introduced him to Taggart and the duo began producing electro-pop remixes of indie music tracks, before producing original music.[9][10] In 2014, The Chainsmokers released their breakthrough single #Selfie as a joke on social media.[5] The group went on to have commercial success with the single Roses in 2015 and Don't Let Me Down and Closer in 2016, which both went #1.[11]

The Chainsmokers released their debut album titled Memories...Do Not Open in April 2017, which held the first position on the Billboard 200 chart and achieved platinum certification.[12] That same year, the group was named to Forbes' World's Highest-Paid DJs list.[13]

Since the group's inception, it has released 22 singles and EPs, and 1 album.[14]

Pall appears in a tour docu-series called The Chainsmokers - Memories produced by Apple Music.[15]

Album appearances[edit]

With The Chainsmokers[edit]

Memories...Do Not Open

Personal life[edit]

Pall lives in Los Angeles, California[16][17] with his dog, Mooshu.[18][19] In September 2017, he was criticized for a comment about not wanting to bring his dog on tour in China by individuals suggesting he was joking that the Chinese eat dogs.[20] Pall later clarified that his remarks were based on reports about dogs being slaughtered in Chinese provinces.[21] Pall also named his dog "Mushu".[22]

In January 2018, Pall and his longtime girlfriend, Tori Woodward, ended their relationship. Shortly thereafter, Woodward publicly accused him of infidelity, citing video evidence.[23][24]


  1. Jackson, Dan (November 4, 2016). "Why You Should Care About the Chainsmokers, The EDM Bros Behind the Year's Biggest Hit". Thrillist. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  2. "Bio: Alex Pall". Hollywood Life. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Martins, Chris (September 15, 2016). "The Chainsmokers on Ruling the Billboard Hot 100 & Owning the 'Frat Bro' Label". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  4. Gaca, Anna (January 25, 2017). "One of the Chainsmokers Really Wants You to Know He Had ADHD". Spin. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Weiner, Jonah (October 11, 2016). "Chainsmokers: How Hard-Partying EDM Dudes Conquered the Mainstream". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  7. "Are The Chainsmokers growing up?".
  8. Mac, Ryan (August 16, 2016). "Meet The Chainsmokers, The DJs That Survived American Idol". Forbes. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  9. Papadikis, Taso (September 22, 2016). "Get Closer With DJs Drew Taggart and Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers". Locale Magazine. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  10. Rosenzweig, Mathias (July 18, 2016). "Bio: The Chainsmokers". Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  11. "Bio: The Chainsmokers". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  12. "The Chainsmokers Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  13. O'Malley Greenburg, Zack (August 8, 2017). "The World's Highest-Paid DJs 2017". Forbes. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  14. "The Chainsmokers Discography". Discogs. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  15. Bein, Kat (Mar 30, 2018). "'The Chainsmokers - Memories' Documents Tour Life In Apple Music Series". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved Aug 24, 2018.
  16. "House Tour: When a Rock Star Has Taste".
  17. "On-Site with Peti Lau at the Homes She Designed for The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart and Alex Pall".
  19. "Alex Pall". The Chainsmokers. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  20. O'Connor, Roisin (September 12, 2017). "The Chainsmokers Backtrack Over Racially Insensitive 'Joke' About China". The Independent. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  21. "Chainsmokers' Alex Pall Sorry For Comment About China". ABC News. September 12, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  22. Ambridge, Brittany (Jun 29, 2018). "Chainsmokers' DJ Alex Pall's Super-Hip Hollywood Home". Wall Street Journal. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved Aug 24, 2018.
  23. Kline, Jennifer (January 17, 2018). "Chainsmokers' Alex Pall Exposed for Infidelity By Longtime Girlfriend". Aol. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  24. Cohen, Jess (January 17, 2018). "The Chainsmokers' Alex Pall Accused of Cheating on Tori Woodward". E! News. Retrieved June 17, 2018.

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