Prior to their inevitable recognition, the Chainsmokers initially thrived in gratitude of fabricating remixes of their dearest indie bands. The Chainsmokers duo first released their official single titled “Selfie”, which went on to collect numerous achievements, while gaining much deserved vital popularity in parts to the cameo appearances of Snoop Dogg and David Hasselhoff. This track also maintained its position among the top twenty singles in numerous countries worldwide. Since then, the duo has been accumulating numerous awards for their astounding work, while breaking numerous musical records.
The Chainsmokers is an American production and DJ dyad consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. They particularise in the EDM-Pop genre, with the majority of their tracks reaching respectable musical milestones. One of their tracks to reach climacteric phases was “Closer”. This track was released on July 29, 2016, which featured singer Halsey. Not only was this track perhaps the biggest hit by Ashley Frangipane, professionally known as Halsey, but also for the Chainsmokers duo.
“Closer” was produced through Disruptor Records and Columbia Records, and written by Halsey, Taggart, Shaun Frank, Freddy Kenneth, Isaac Slade and Joe King. The Chainsmokers were responsible for the production of this prominent track. Additionally, this song aided the duo in obtaining their first Grammy nomination, though the track did not prevail. The track however, did continue acquiring sales, streams and radio plays since then.
Recently, the hit song “Closer” was featured on Forbes after remarkably reaching the certified diamond status in the United States. The hit track ultimately spiked to the top of the Hot 100 song list in the late summer of 2016. Both the Chainsmokers and Halsey announced their accomplishment on their Instagram accounts, by posting photos holding their triumph plaques.
To the surprise of many, the song remained at the top spot for twelve consecutive weeks in the United States, as well as more than ten countries worldwide. The duo emerged as the first ever act to retain four songs at the top of the Dance/ Electronic songs charts. Furthermore, “Closer” spent twenty-eight consecutive weeks among the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 list, as this was the first accomplishment of this caliber.