The hit song “Closer” by The Chainsmokers and Halsey has once again earned the DJ duo and Halsey more recognition and prestige. The hit song that has ruled airwaves for over 2 years has earned diamond status having hit more than 10 million shipments around the United States.
The well-deserved status was given by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the news broke after The Chainsmokers and Halsey updated their accounts with photos of them holding minted plaques. RIAA had certified other hits last year which rose to seven-time platinum.
RIAA took time to update the new status of the hit in their website but it has probably been updated now that the musicians have celebrated their new achievement publicly. The song was initially at platinum but it rose rapidly with time to earn the status many salivate for. In 2016, the hit song hit the airwaves with a bang and as a result, it topped many charts including Hot 100 in the end of summer. “Closer” remained at number one in the chart longer that anyone could have anticipated.
Halsey’s breakthrough song emerged on top of singles from all genres while competing well with big releases. It is in the record for holding No. 1 position for so long that it became number 4 in the list of the longest-running number 1 songs in the U.S. history.
In 2016, The Chainsmokers and Halsey were nominated to Grammy awards severally, thanks to the hit song “Closer”. The nominations were among the first ones The Chainsmokers got. In 2016, it did not top in the Pop Duo category/Best Group Performance category. H owever, it still got significant amount of airplay as well as registering many sales. As a matter of fact, it held No.1 position in Billboard’s Electronics Hits/Hot Dance chart for quite a while before it was overtaken by a rival hit song, “The Middle”.
The Chainsmokers had registered a lot of success by the time of release of “Closer”. A few songs had topped various hit charts. However, the release of “Closer” made them even more superstars. It has earned them a lot of recognitions and revenue. Halsey had stamped her authority in the music industry as a fast-rising music star. The song propelled her to the world platform and simply put, it was a breakthrough in her career.