Andrew Taggart, popularly known as Drew Taggart, is an American DJ, songwriter, and music producer. The melodic genius is best known as one of the American electronic music duo Chainsmokers, the group behind such hit singles 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, written by Drew Taggart himself. #Selfie spread quickly and made it into the top 20 music charts in several countries. In 2015, the Chainsmokers’ released their debut EP Bouquet, which included another hit single Roses that went on to win multiple platinum in many countries.
The duo received their first Grammy Award for their 2016 hit Don’t Let’s Me Down. The award was given for the best dance recording. In 2017, Andrew Taggart was included on Forbes magazine’s list of music influencers “30 under 30”.
Andrew Taggart Bio – Age
Andrew Taggart was born on 31 December 1989 in Portland, Maine, USA. His mother Laura Girr worked as a teacher and his father Mark Taggart is a prosthesis 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 the age of 12, he started taking drum lessons.
ALSO READ: Drew Fuller Married, Wife, Age, Is He Gay, Dating Or Has A Girlfriend?
During his time as a high school student, Drew Taggart spent a semester in Argentina and developed a passion for electronic dance music. He graduated from Freeport High School in 2008.
He received his college education at Syracuse University, where he studied music business. During his studies, he did an internship at Interscope Records, where he performed as a DJ in clubs and produced beats for other artists of the label.
Chainsmokers used to include 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 were re-formed as an electronic music duo under the direction of Adam Alpert.
Andrew Taggart proved to be a musical genius when he wrote the viral parody single entitled #Selfie. The song was released on January 29, 2014, and was about a self-centered clubber who gives a monologue while taking selfies. The song entered the international charts and topped the Billboard dance/electronic music charts.
The success of #Selfie earned the duo a seven-figure record deal with Dim Mak Records. The Chainsmokers released a second EP entitled College in November 2016, followed by their debut album Memories…Do Not Open in April 2017.
Andrew Taggart, who started out as a drummer and producer of electronic music beats, has since developed into a prolific songwriter who writes hits for his own music duo as well as for other musicians. He has been involved with virtually every single 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, which 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 years old. This musical genius certainly has much more to give to the world of music.
Andrew Taggart Girlfriend
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 of them appeared, showing them walking arm in arm through New York’s East Village.
The Grammy winner had previously been associated with another gorgeous model named Haley Rowe. Between 2016 and 2017, he had a very public relationship with the model and the Instagram star. The two began their relationship in early 2016, which was a relationship with interruptions, as they separated in September 2016 and got back together before the end of the year. But in October 2017 the former lovers finally separated.
ALSO READ: Julianne Hough Biography, Age, Height, Husband or Boyfriend, Net Worth
Andrew Taggart’s Relationship With Halsey
Basically, Andrew Taggart only had a working relationship with his musician colleague Halsey. Halsey is the stage name of American singer and songwriter Ashley Nicolette Frangipane. The singer achieved great fame in 2016 through her collaboration with The Chainsmokers on their 2016 hit single Closer.
However, rumors of a romantic entanglement between the two arose after Halsey appeared on stage with Taggart for a steamy performance of the song at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. It was also speculated that the sordid performance may have created a rift between Taggart and Haley Rowe, his girlfriend at the 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)