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The Chainsmokers and Halseys Closer Has Been Certified Diamond by RIAA

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.

Duda Melzer: Leaving a Mark in the Family-owned Business Sector

RBS Group is a family-owned media conglomerate steeped in history. With dozens of radio and television stations, several newspapers and a publishing house to its name, the Brazilian giant corporation has operations that cover numerous industries and geopolitical regions. Therefore, successfully running such an organization requires more than just a family bloodline. The experience and academic background must be exceptional while commitment to success should be unrivalled. Eduardo ‘Duda’ Sirotsky Melzer has carved a name for himself as a champion and scion of effective management of family-owned businesses.

Before taking over at RBS Group, Duda Melzer gained relevant experience in management and market operations in Brazil then overseas, working primarily in the United States. The various management roles he took on across various industries gave him industry knowledge and experience. This further reinforced his strong background following his graduation in 1998 from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) with a Business Administration degree. He furthered his education in the field with a Master of BusineDuda Melzer: Leaving a Mark in the Family-owned Business Sectorss Administration degree from the prestigious Harvard University. After gaining experience, he joined RBS Group 2004 as a director before rising through the ranks of the company to become its chairman and chief executive officer. More details can be found on Crunchbase.


Other than working as a company executive, Duda Melzer has ventured into entrepreneurship through the founding of e.Bricks while also investing in several companies. He was a franchisor for Sweet Sweet Way before joining the corporate sector. Both his entrepreneurial and management successes have been feted with several prestigious awards over the years. In 2006, he was honored with a Caboré Prize due to her excellent professional record in vehicle category. He also won the Professional Highlight of the Brazilian Association of Propaganda (ABP) in 2009 and the Coletiva.Net Award in 2011. He was also honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernest and Young in 2015.

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