It is all smiles for The Chainsmokers and Halsey as their hit song “Closer” is now certified diamond by Recording Industry Association of America. The song, released in 2016, was recognized for hitting 10 million sales in the United States.
The Chainsmokers and Halsey broke the news through updates on their instagram accounts. The updates featured their photos holding portraits to the effect that the song has now been certified 10-times platinum. The news broke out earlier before RIAA could update the same on their website. RIAA had last year certified global smash back as 7-times platinum. It had improved profusely to deserve the certification.
The “Closer” came all the way from multi-platinum to diamond, otherwise 10-times platinum. In 2016, airwaves couldn’t have a break as the song went all the way up to the Top Hot 100. In the late summer, the song ruled the airwaves and stayed at the top of the chart for quite a while.
The Chainsmokers is a DJ duo made up of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. They have released other huge hits such as ‘Something Just Like This” and “Don’t Let Me Down”. The song is in record for controlling the listing of all-genre singles for several consecutive frames. In the listing, it surprised many when it beat other huge releases to take the 4th position in the longest-running No.1 hit songs in the history of the United States.
“Closer” made the Grammy award-winning DJ duo and Halsey proud as it garnered them nominations and awards. In fact, it earned The Chainsmokers one of their pioneer nominations. Although it did not win in all categories in 2016, the song recorded huge amount of sales, streams and massive airplay. It was also featured in Billboard charts such as Electronic Hits/Hot Dance chart. It topped Electronic Hits/Hot Dance chart and maintained the position for quite a while. However, “The Middle” overthrew them from the position.
While the DJ duo had released a couple of songs that featured in top 10 by 2016, “Closer” was a major achievement as its sales sky-rocketed and made them more famous. For Halsey, she had proved to be a rising talent with a couple of songs by her name and big fan base. However, the song she did with The Chainsmokers was her breakthrough single.