Andrew Taggart popularly known as Drew Taggart is an American DJ, songwriter and music producer. The melody genius is best known as one of the members of American electronic music duo Chainsmokers, the band behind such hits as Don’t Let Me Down and Closer
Duo Chainsmokers burst onto the international music scene in 2014 with their infectious hit song #Selfie, which was written by Drew Taggart himself. #Selfie quickly went viral and made its way to the top 20 of music charts in several countries. In 2015, the Chainsmokers released their debut EP titled Bouquet which featured another single Des roses which was certified multiplatinum in many countries.
The duo received their first Grammy Award for their 2016 hit Don’t Let Me Down . The prize was for the best dance recording. In 2017, Andrew Taggart was included on Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of music influencers.
Andrew Taggart Bio – Age
Andrew Taggart was born on December 31, 1989.in Portland, Maine, USA. Her mother, Laura Girr, was a teacher and her father, Mark Taggart, was a prosthetic maker. Young Andrew Taggart developed an early interest in music. At the age of 5 he asked his parents for a drum kit and at 12 he started taking drum lessons.
During his high school years, Drew Taggart spent a semester in Argentina and developed a passion for electronic dance music there. He graduated from Freeport High School in 2008.
He was educated at Syracuse University where he studied music business. While in school, he interned at Interscope Records, which allowed him to get into clubs and produce beats for other artists on the label.
The Chainsmokers included former DJ Rhett Bixler’s Alex Pallet. However, Bixler left the band and was replaced by Andrew Taggart, who had just graduated from college. In 2012, The Chainsmokers were reconstituted as an electronic music duo led by Adam Alpert.
Andrew Taggart turned out to be a musical genius when he penned the viral parody single titled #Selfie. The song was released on January 29, 2014 and was about an egocentric clubber holding a monologue while taking selfies. The song charted internationally and topped Billboard’s electronic music and dance chart.
The success of #Selfie landed the duo a seven-figure record deal with Dim Mak Records. The Chainsmokers released a second EP titled Collage in November 2016 followed by their debut album, Memories… Don’t Open, in April 2017.
Andrew Taggart who started as a drummer and producer of electronic music beats has become a prolific songwriter recording hits for his own duo as well as other musicians. He has been involved in nearly every single released by The Chainsmokers, including their Grammy Award-winning hit. Don’t Let Me Down and Closer, their first number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single Closer was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Andrew Taggart definitely has age on his side as he is not yet 30. This musical genius certainly has a lot more to offer the music world.
Andrew Taggart is currently in a relationship with a hot model known as Meredith Mickelson. The duo sparked romance rumors in January 2018 after a photo led them arm in arm through New York’s East Village.
Previously, the Grammy winner was linked with another gorgeous model Haley Rowe. Between 2016 and 2017, he had a highly publicized relationship with the model and Instagram star. The two began their relationship in early 2016. They broke up in September 2016 and got back together before the end of the year. However, the former lovers finally separated in October 2017.
Andrew Taggart’s relationship with Halsey
For all intents and purposes, Andrew Taggart only had a working relationship with fellow music star Halsey. Halsey is the stage name of American singer and songwriter Ashley Nicolette Frangipane. The singer rose to major fame in 2016 following her collaboration with The Chainsmokers on their 2016 hit single, Closer.
However, rumors of a romantic involvement between the two arose after Halsey joined Taggart on stage for a catchy rendition of the song at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. It was also speculated that the steamy performance caused a rift between Taggart and Haley Rowe, who was his girlfriend at the time.
Height and other body statistics
Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Weight: 75 kg or 165 lbs
Chest size: 39 inches or 99 cm
Biceps size: 14 inches or 35.6 cm
Size waist: 33 inches or 84 cm
Size: 7 (US) or 40 (EU)