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 American electronic music duo Chainsmokers, the group behind such hit singles such as Don’t Let Me Down and Closer.
The Chainsmokers duo broke into 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 music charts in several countries. In 2015, the Chainsmokers’ released their debut EP titled Bouquet which featured another hit single 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 award was for Best Dance Recording. In 2017, Andrew Taggart was featured on Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of music influencers.
Andrew Taggart Bio – Age
in Portland, Maine, USA. His mother Laura Girr worked as a teacher and his father Mark Taggart is a prosthetics manufacturer. The young Andrew Taggart developed an interest in music at an early age. At the age of 5, he asked his parents for a drum set and at age 12, he began to take drumming lessons.
During his years as a high school junior, Drew Taggart spent a semester studying in Argentina and there, he developed a passion for electronic dance music. He graduated from Freeport High School in 2008.
He had his college education at Syracuse University where he studied music business. While in college, he interned at Interscope Records which had him deejaying at clubs and producing beats for other artists on the label.
The Chainsmokers used to comprise of Alex Pall and former DJ Rhett Bixler. However, Bixler left the group and was replaced by Andrew Taggart who had just graduated from college at the time. In 2012, The Chainsmokers was re-formed as an electronic music duo under the management of Adam Alpert.
Andrew Taggart proved to be a musical genius when he wrote the viral parody single titled #Selfie. The song was released on January 29, 2014, and was about a self-absorbed female clubber holding a monologue while taking selfies. The song charted internationally and topped the Billboard’s dance/electronic music chart.
The success of #Selfie earned 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…Do Not Open, in April 2017.
Andrew Taggart who started out as a drummer and a producer of electronic music beats has now become a prolific songwriter penning downs hits for his own music duo as well as other musicians. He has been involved in writing virtually all the singles released by The Chainsmokers including their Grammy-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 yet to clock 30. This music genius certainly has much more to give to the world of music.
Andrew Taggart is currently in a relationship with a hot model known as Meredith Mickelson. The duo sparked off romance rumours in January 2018 after a photo surfaced of them walking arm-in-arm through NYC’s East Village.
Prior to this, the Grammy-winner has been linked with another gorgeous model Haley Rowe. Between 2016 and 2017, he had a highly publicised relationship with the model and Instagram star. The two began their relationship in early 2016. Theirs was an on-and-off relationship as they broke up in September 2016 and got back together before the end of the year. However, the former lovers finally went their separate ways 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 gained much fame in 2016 following her collaboration with The Chainsmokers on their 2016 hit single, Closer.
However, rumours of a romantic involvement between the two arose after Halsey joined Taggart onstage for a steamy performance of the song at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. It was also speculated that the raunchy performance had caused a rift between Taggart and Haley Rowe, who was his girlfriend at that time.
Height and Other Body Stats
Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
Weight: 75 kg or 165 lbs
Chest Size: 39 inches or 99 cm
Biceps Size: 14 inches or 35.6 cm
Waist Size: 33 inches or 84 cm
Shoe Size: 7 (US) or 40 (EU)