‘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.


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/