The Chainsmokers Announces The Diamond Status Of Their Single “Closer”

Remaining successful in the music industry is not an easy task, especially after you achieved a certain level of fame. The Chainsmokers however, continue to stay at the top, remaining popular and financially successful. The duo formed by Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall have made headlines recently, when Forbes ranked them at number 2 in their list of highest-paid DJs in the world.

Last year, The Chainsmokers ranked at number 3, earning $38 million. In 2018, they bested stars such as Steve Aoki, David Guetta, and Diplo, earning $45.5 million from music streams and sales and from performing their music live. As a result of their 3 year residency deal made with Wynn Nightlife, The Chainsmokers have been collecting nightly checks with mid six-figures for their sets, Forbes noting that there were more than 100.

The Chainsmokers have also been in the news after the two, alongside Halsey, announced on their Instagram accounts that their hit single “Closer” was certified platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America last certified the track in 2017, when it received the 7 times platinum status. The track continued to garner sales, giving it a diamond status, which implies a 10 time platinum status, meaning that the song sold more than 10 million units in the United States.

The Chainsmoker already had a handful of successful singles to their resume, and since the release of the track they put out their debut album “Memories…Do Not Open” and an EP title Sick Boy, but “Closer” proved to be their most popular and successful tune. In addition, the track was also a breakthrough for Halsey, who gained a wider audience after she already proved herself to be a rising talent. Upon release, the song reached number 1 on the Hot 100 chart, and had more staying power than anybody could have predicted.

“Closer” is considered among the fourth longest-running number 1 hits in the history of the country. It went on to collect various awards, and earned The Chainsmokers and Halsey their first Grammy nominations. Achieving diamond status two years after its release proves how popular the track has been.

Entertainment and Production Guru- Clay Hutson

Clay Hutson is one of the artists based in Nashville. He is an outstanding musician in the entertainment industry. Ever since he began his career, he has been working to not satisfy himself but also to give his clients and audience a good experience. He has been working hard from dawn to dusk. Mr. Clay began his career by working with entrainment organizations in the tour production and entertainment sector. He served in different positions that gave him an opportunity to learn a lot in the entertainment and production industry and the skills helped him established a firm in the same sector.

Clay Hutson spends most of his time serving as an event manager. Currently, the production expert is working with Kid’s Rock, and he begins his day at 6:30 so that he can prepare for the day by listing down the things his crew will do when they arrive. He wakes up very early to create a productive day for him and his team. When the show is on, Clay is always busy making actions that the crew will need after the show is over. To bring productive ideas into reality, Clay Hutson first creates the idea in his mind, and that gives him a clear vision of what is not going to work and what is going to work. His past experience is also very crucial because they help him create a big position. To be productive in the entertainment industry, Clay Hutson has a developed a habit of working three steps ahead of what is trending and also ahead of himself. Working ahead has helped him to get prepared for his crew and also designate what needs to be done.

After high school, Clay knew he wanted to work in the entertainment industry that is why he joined Central Michigan University and he graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Theater Design and Technical Production. He wanted to be an expert in the entertainment industry the reason why he studied Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Clay Hutson has a vast experience in production and he has been the Vice President of production for Ronin Event Creative since 2011, and also Getagrip Touring as the Manager for Production since 1999. Clay has got an opportunity to work with big names in the entertainment industry including Kanye West, and Jennifer and Prince Nettles when he served as a stage manager. Clay values family and he takes time to spend with his family.

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