‘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.

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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.

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Chainsmokers Attempt New Music Style

Posted on March 27, 2018

The DJ phenomenon Chainsmokers is finally returning to give their fans some new music. The duo just released the song Closer, which features twenty year old song writing sensation Halsey. This time around however Chainsmokers are doing things in just a little different fashion. With Closer the duo is not just providing a beat they are attaching vocals. That in itself is not the surprise. The surprise is the Chainsmokers have elected to sing the vocals themselves. The group has had along burning passion to make themselves standout from similar artists. Perhaps even more importantly, Chainsmokers wants to make their music more personal and connect even more with their audience.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have gone in a new direction with their new music. Closer is a departure from recent releases like “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” The Duo recently shared a little about how they got started in music and how their journey has led them to where they are now. Both had an interest in DJing from a young age. Alex got his starts with side work in New York City. The passion to make a living with music was always there. Soon after meeting Andrew, Pall decided to make the jump and go at DJing full time. Andrew himself had been interning at Interscope, before partnering up with Alex Pall.

When speaking about the new direction Alex and Andrew had much to say. They had a long history of working with songwriters but had never really shared their own feelings. They didn’t want just another collection of songs, they wanted music that was about them and what they were feeling. The concept was unique, but one they were really intrigued by. Chainsmokers has a desire to keep pushing themselves and trying new things. Their latest work is proof of their success.

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