EDM/Pop duo, the Chainsmokers, have been continuously growing bigger as a pop act. Over the years, they have acclaimed great success over the release of their hit singles. Their newest achievement, however, may be their finest. Two years after their 2016 single, “Closer”(feat. Halsey), was released, the hit has been certified diamond in the U.S. The accolade comes from the single selling at least 10 million units.
The duo decided to break the news to the general public by announcing it over their Instagram page. With the statement came a picture of the two holding their diamond plaques for “Closer”.
The song isn’t just a massive accomplishment for the band itself. It has proven to be noteworthy for its longevity on the U.S pop charts. For two years, “Closer” stayed within the top 100 for over two years, making it the fourth longest-running hit in the U.S history.
The succLibraryess of the song hasn’t just helped out the Chainsmokers. With its release, it helped further establish the career of American singer-songwriter, Halsey. The young, up and coming artist also received credit for diamond-selling song. Many suggest it is her breakout hit as she continues to catapult herself into pop stardom.
In addition to chart accomplishments, “Closer” was also nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Category. The song competed against other songs from artists such as Twenty One Pilots. While it did not win a Grammy, it continues to enjoy success through massive amounts of radio play, streams, and single sales across the U.S. It has established the Chainsmokers as reining superstars of their genre, even though they had already been achieving success throughout the years with their other hits released. The group continues to work on music and looks to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry for years to come.