Thanks to their steadily growing fan base, which really began to take off at the beginning of 2016, The Chainsmokers are now enjoying an increasing popularity among file sharers worldwide. Their fan base recently got a boost through the successful debut performance of “Something Just Like This” at the BRIT awards on February 22. The next day, 30,000 P2P users were sharing their music. As soon as The Chainsmokers dropped their debut album “Memories…Do Not Open” on April 7, 2017, the number of file sharers spiked to an all-time high: 53,100 file sharers. With that, the duo beat out every other previous performance or release. In worldwide chart rankings, The Chainsmokers moved to spot No. 15 in February, which they managed to hold during March before moving up to spot No. 7 in April to date.
Definition: Number of file sharers: How many peers shared at least one music file of The Chainsmokers within the respective time period?