A “Diamond in the Rough” – The Chainsmokers Hit Single “Closer” Reaches 10 Million Sold

DJ Alex Pall and producer, writer and vocalist Andrew Taggart make up The Chainsmokers, one of the hotest EDM pop groups today. With their breakthrough song #Selfie” in 2014 they burst onto the scene and have been gaining popularity ever since. Their latest accomplishment has been reaching 10 million units with their song “Closer” which was in collaboration with the pop star Halsey.

On September 13th Alex and Andrew appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show where Jimmy surprised them with their Certified Diamond plagues for the hit song “Closer” signifying more than 10 million units sold. In the summer of 2016 the song went up to the top of the Hot 100 and stayed there much longer than anyone imagined. It became one of the fourth longest-running No. 1 hits in U.S. history.

They posted a picture of Jimmy Kimmel with them holding up their Diamond plagues on their Instagram account and wrote, “CLOSER is officially DIAMOND in the U.S. !! We could have never imagined having one of our songs going 10x platinum.”.

“Closer” was done in collaboration with the female pop star Halsey who also received recognition for the Certified Diamond milestone. This has truly been her breakout hit single and she has a lot to thank The Chainsmokers for. She had already had success with numerous hits and a huge fan base before she teamed up with the dance duo herself but this has truly been the icing on the cake when it comes to milestones in her musical career. Halsey has been so busy touring she hasn’t had a chance to see her Certified Diamond plague which is still waiting for her packed away with the rest of her mail at home.

With their hit song Closer” hitting “Diamond” status many people are wondering how far will this talented team go from here. Nobody knows for sure but more precious Diamonds could be in their future…

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/08/26/why_the_chainsmokers_closer_featuring_halsey_is_no_1_on_the_hot_100.html