‘Closer’ by the Chainsmokers Becomes Diamond-Certified

Posted on December 03, 2018

Two years after its official release, ‘Closer’ managed over 10 million unit shipments. This feat has made the Chainsmokers/Halsey-made single to bag a diamond certification. The news first appeared on the Instagram pages of both Halsey and the Chainsmokers after they posted photos of the plaques. By having a highly-coveted diamond single, the Chainsmokers have proved to be successful in their work.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had certified the song multi-platinum (seven times platinum) in March 2017. Now the radio banger has hit ten times platinum (diamond), although the RIAA are yet to update their website with this information. When Halsey and the Chainsmokers released their song, it quickly bolted to Hot 100’s top song (2016).

The dance-pop would remain in that position longer than anybody expected. In other consecutive frames, ‘Closer’ ruled the all-genre singles and became one of US history’s fourth longest-running #1 hits. It tied in that position with other blockbuster releases.

The US society does not fail to reward any significant work. With that said, ‘Closer’ has bagged a couple of awards. These awards made it earn a nomination to the Grammy’s Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance category. Unfortunately, it has not yet won any Grammy as that particular year it lost to “Stressed Out,” which was a surprise hit by Twenty One Pilots. Still, it is a Chainsmoker’s song that continues to rack up streams, radio plays, and sales.

Other than a Grammy nomination, ‘Closer’ has been the #1 longest-running hit in Billboard’s chart of Hot/ Dance/ Electronic songs up until recently. “The Middle,” a song by Grey, Maren Morris, and Zedd dethroned it a few months ago.

“Closer” is not the first song by the Chainsmokers to become a top-ten hit. The due have a handful of songs that have done quite well. Even so, “Closer” is the tune that has pushed Chainsmokers over the edge, making them true superstars. The American production/ DJ duo consists of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The pair creates songs in genres such as pop, electropop, and electronic dance music. They have won the Grammy’s Best Dance Recording Awards, an American Music Award, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and many Billboard Awards.


The Chainsmokers Hot New Sound

Posted on May 03, 2018

Do you like to listen to music? Do you have a favorite artist or have a favorite band? Have you ever heard of The Chainsmokers? If you haven’t heard about this dynamic duo, then you must be living under a rock. The Chainsmokers has been on a tear over the past 24 months. The duo sounds completely different from anything else that’s on the market, and it produces a lot of dance tracks. In addition to that, the duo has thrown in some ballads for added balance. Just recently, this EDM-pop duo has introduced its brand new sound, and it has created plenty of chatter.

The two bandmates, Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, has dropped their new single “Sick Boy,” and it’s tearing-up the charts. This track has a much darker tone than the duo is use to bringing, but it sounds really good. Taggart’s strong vocals seem to glide along perfectly with the silky smooth instrumentals, which are stronger in-depth. “Sick Boy” shows the evolution of the band and how each individual has grown since the band’s inception. Taggart once stated, “anger and frustration went into making this song.” Though the duo has been blessed with enormous success, there will always be some kind of backlash and criticism for any artist. Taggart feels like he, and his bandmate has been viewed as a caricature by certain music columnists. At times in the music business, it’s hard to get around projections, and it can be hard trying to explain otherwise.

This darker tone of music is really hitting home with the band’s huge fan-base. America seems to be in a dark place right about now and music can certainly provide a temporary escape. In the end, this chart-topping duo will continue to do what it has already done in the past and that’s by making hit records that straddles the fence.


Kim Dao Shows Off B-Day Presents In A New Tokyo Vlog

Posted on August 16, 2017

YouTuber Kim Dao loves sharing her experiences in Japan with viewers from around the world. Anyone who wants to go on an adventure in the city of Tokyo should really check out Kim Dao’s blog called, “Birthday fun & Shopping in Harajuku | KimDao in JAPAN.”


This vlog starts off with Kim Dao showing her fans the birthday gift she got from her manager. Kim’s boss gave her a box of Yokohama-themed Pikachu snacks filled with beans. He also gave Kim a handy trench coat. Learn more: http://kimdao.net/


Once she’s done opening her gifts, Kim Dao talks about her itinerary for the day. First, Kim has to go to a meeting. After that, Kim Dao says she’s going to look for a few gifts for a friend’s birthday party. She also has to pack things for a trip to Singapore. Kim says she’ll hold a MeetUp by her hotel near the Marina Bay Sands once she gets to Singapore.


In the next shot, Kim Dao passes by Tokyo’s Shake Shack and plays “Pokémon Go” along the way. She says she’s desperately looking for a Charmander.


Kim Dao has an omelet with lasagna inside for dinner. She also does an accidental live stream on Livestar while in Harajuku. Lean more: http://inspirery.com/kim-dao/


As Kim Dao walks home with Bronwyn (aka BiiBiiBeauty) she sees some clothing decorated with food items. At home, Kim Dao shows us the Lush bath bomb collection she bought for her friend’s birthday.


For a special bonus, Kim Dao decides to make takoyaki with Bronwyn. She shows us all the difficult prep work that goes into making this traditional Japanese dish. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/KimDaoOfficial/