When they thought the “Closer” hit song had earned them enough, The Chainsmokers and Halsey were surprised by the song being certified diamond by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song was one of its kind as it got a lot of airplay and topped many music charts. It hit a record of 10M shipments in the United States.

The Chainsmokers and Halsey took it to their instagram accounts to announce the good news. With their photos carrying minted plagues, they couldn’t hide their excitement about their new achievement. The Chainsmokers has been consistent in releasing hit songs one after another. The award-winning DJ duo had also released “Don’t Let Me Down”, “Something Just Like This” and many other hit songs. The Grammy award-winning DJ duo consists of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart.

The musicians started celebrating the new status of their song long before RIAA updated its website to the effect that the song had been certified Diamond. Prior to diamond certification, “Closer” was multiple-times platinum and over time, it rose to Diamond. Back in 2016, the hit song ruled airwaves and at the end of summer, it was among the top songs in the Hot 100 chart. The song maintained No.1 position for quite long.

In various charts, the song competed with top songs from all genres emerging on top most of the times. At one point, it maintained No.1 position for so long that it was pronounced the 4th longest-running No.1 song in the history of the United States.

2016 was a good year for The Chainsmokers and Halsey, thanks to “Closer”. They were nominated to Grammy awards more than once for the song. In fact, it opened up nomination doors for the DJ band. It recorded a lot of sales that year and was also featured in Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronics chart holding No. 1 position for a long time before it was overtaken by “The Middle”.

Before releasing “Closer” The Chainsmokers had released several hit songs and had left a footprint in the world as among the best DJs in the world. However, “Closer” came with its own set of success. On the other hand, Halsey had also proved to be a rising star but the song came with a lot of fortunes and opportunities for her.


The ChainSmokers is a band based in the United States and they are known for releasing singles which include; Don’t let me down, and Roses. Recently the group released one of their latest tracks Closer. In the track, they have featured Halsey. Most of their songs are a hit on the radio. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have been singing together. It is quite obvious that artists do songs on their own, but these two artists are different, in all their songs they include a DJ contemporary who relies on the final touches on their occupation electronic sound-scape. The band is attempting to personalize their brand of music and their attempt goes together with their aspiration to become recognized as a true artist.

Alex and Taggart are not like another artist who includes deadmau5 who likes to be behind thick synths, instead, they are working hard reveal themselves. Recently the artists were interviewed and asked about their lives and their plans on how they will develop as their fans increases. Alex Pall said growing up as a Dj was all he wanted to do. He began his work as a Dj working in New York City, although the work did not generate a lot of income, he did it as a passion. He later realized his passion as a dancer after attending an art gallery. Pall’s manager would later introduce him to Drew and he immediately began working with them before quitting his job.

Before Andrew Taggart meeting with Pall, he was in college and he has a deep love for Djing. Andrew says that he also loved electronic music a passion that he developed way before most people. While still I college his classmates and his schoolmates made fun of him for his love for dance music and v-necks. After school, he began making music and got involved in the production of music. Mr. Andy knew how Dj’s are earning and he got involved, he was lucky to play on different shows and he eventually was getting several bookings. After being asked how they knew they can work together, they Pall said that they were both ambitious and they knew what they wanted in the industry, and so they brought their ideas to the table. Andrew and Alex are committed to bringing experience in the industry.