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.

https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/chainsmokers

Avicii Honoured by The Chainsmokers at the Billboard Music Awards

Avicii Honoured by The Chainsmokers at the Billboard Music Awards

Did you know that an award ceremony can be turned to a commemoration? This is what happened at the Billboard Music Awards.

The Chainsmokers and Halsey turned the Billboard Music Awards into a commemoration. The two parties honored Tim Bergling commonly known as Avicii. Avicii, the esteemed DJ, and producer, died on April 20, aged 28. Avicii died when some of his works had not been released – they may be released according to Geffen Records, the late DJ’s label.

The Chainsmokers is a duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. They are DJs and producers. Their success was marked by their song ‘#Selfie’ – a top single – in 2014. They have other music that has topped charts. The Bouquet, their first Extended Play(EP) is work that was released in 2015 and featured the single ‘Roses.’ Another work ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ made it to the Grammy list is ensured they were awarded the Grammy Award for the best Dance recording. The Chainsmokers` second EP, college was released in 2016. Their first album ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ followed the play in 2017.

In 2012, The Chainsmokers was formed by former DJ Rhett and Pall. It regrouped after Rhett left and started being managed by Adam Alpert in NYC. Alpert later introduced Pall to Taggart – who was working at an art gallery in Manhattan. Taggart who had an interest in Djing joined them after Rhett left.

Pall and Taggart get their skills from the university education. Pall went to NYU to study art and music business while Taggart attended Syracuse University and interned at Interscope Records. The two have also worked with other artists like Priyanka Chopra – releasing ‘Erase’ and ‘The Rookie.’

According to Taggart, their music blurs the lines between pop music, hip-hop, indie and dance music. The Chainsmokers get inspiration from works of deadmau5 and Pharrell Williams. And they appreciate the influence Avicii works and performances. For this reason, they said that Avicii was an artist who meant much to them and inspired many in many ways.

Halsey added that Avicii was joy and it was painful to accept the reality of his death.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2018/09/16/the-chainsmokers-and-halseys-closer-is-now-a-diamond-certified-single/#2558cacf69e9