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.

Rise of the Youtube Star

There is a new celebrity to add to the entertainment universe. Youtube stars are joining the ranks of movie and television stars. Their work garners millions of views without the massive production costs of traditional production. Youtube stars are also particularly popular with the coveted younger demographic. It has become a big business and the best and brightest are being paid well to produce original content. Here are a few of the biggest stars in the Youtube universe.

Pewdiepie is a comedian and producer based in Sweden, well known for his vlogs and the Let’s Play commentaries. The enormously popular Let’s Play series takes viewers on a play through of video games, giving an effect similar to if the viewer were a friend right there playing along with him. Energetic and goofy, Pewediepie’s channel has gained over 40 million subscribers. This massive following has created a good living for him with his production company making over $12 million in 2015.

The Fine Brothers are another example of Youtube stars who rake in the big dollars. Known for their react videos, which show peoples reactions to trying the food of different cultures or shocking events, have garnered almost 4 billion views. The Fine Bros have also launched two more channels and an original series, totaling over 13 million subscribers in the process. That is a huge number, and is sure to continue growing.

One of the most galvanizing rising stars is Wengie. The Australian born beauty blogger is a sensation among the young fashionistas on Youtube. A natural beauty herself, Wengie gives tips on everything from make-up application to pupil enlarging contacts.

Wengie is also known for posting beauty tips for Asian viewers. She does this because while there are a ton of American and Australian tutorials for viewers, there were not many focused on Asian women. Japanese and Korean cosmetics tutorials simply didn’t exist. Wengie has a bright future in helping others look their best!