Two years after its release “Closer,” which has turned out to be the biggest hit by the Chainsmokers in their history has reached 10 million sales achieving the diamond certification status. This new milestone comes after Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had back in March previously certified the much in demand track seven-time platinum. In an Instagram post, the Chainsmokers appear to announce this new development in a photo displaying the minted plaques credited to the track.
Posting on their Instagram page soon after the news broke out, the Chainsmokers relayed their excitement, stating the achievement of the track going ten times platinum was beyond their imagination. The song written in collaboration with another duo comprising Freddy Kennett and Shawn Frank at the back of a tour bus about three years ago was supposedly a fun record for the band’s friends to dance to and nothing more.
The band credits Halsey for adding her magic and helping the song reach its potential. Additional appreciations go to everybody who has shared this track making memories of the song over the last couple of years. The band promises some exciting tracks that are coming along shortly to their excited fanbase. A closer look at their fans enthusiastic Instagram activity shows the tracks’ recent achievement was a long way coming.
The track had raced to the top-ranked song on Hot 100 in the summer of 2016, staying at the summit longer than anybody expected. It also went on to control all music genre singles entries, achieving a feat of longest running number one hits only matched by few blockbuster releases in U.S history. Though the RIAA website is yet to be updated to indicate the new diamond platinum status of the song, it looks like just a matter of time.
In achieving its new diamond platinum status, the song has gone a long way in getting the Chainsmokers nominated for the Grammys award for the first time. The Chainsmokers have previously racked up top ten hits with other tracks, but “Closer” has gone on to Surpass all the other tracks making the Chainsmokers the new superstars.
The Chainsmokers are celebrating how they have had several top hits. They have collaborated with major names in the industry. They are working on releasing an album. But perhaps the biggest celebration that the two members of The Chainsmokers are having is how they are establishing their identity as a music group.
The two bandmates of The Chainsmokers is Drew Taggart and Alex Pall. They story of they met and formed The Chainsmokers started a few years ago in New York City. Alex Pall had always been a dj every since his childhood. It was his hobby. The hobby began to bud in New York City. It became a small career for him but doing side work in New York City won’t pay the bills. It can make you nervous living in a large and expensive city having a job that feels like a hobby. But even working a normal nine to five job, Alex Pall felt his love for music take over his life. He wanted to focus and pursue music seriously. The manager Alex Pall was working with then introduced him to Drew Taggart. Immediately, it was a hit between the two. They saw the common factor of both loving EDM and music. They began to work together. Drew Taggart moved to New York City full time. Alex Pall quit his job. The two joined forces to form what would launch to the world as The Chainsmokers.
The two bandmates began working from nine in the morning to well over in the evening. Everyday for several hours they spent their time making music and forming the foundation of The Chainsmokers’ identity. They did not want their djing career to feel like a job but they knew a lot would come with establishing their careers as true artists. They formed a set of core values at the heart of the band. They made sure to promise to themselves that they would also push themselves to become greater artists. Today, it is obvious that their hard work, dedication and values have paid off because these two are internationally known djs.