Heartbreaker reminiscent “Closer” became diamond certified after selling over 10 million copies in the United States. This top 100 single came from the American DJ Duo Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart featuring singer/songwriter Halsey. Released in July of 2016, this summer hit also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The video for the fourth longest-running number one single in the United States was released nationwide in October of 2016. Two years after the release of “Closer”, the cultivated electronic/dance duo are also recognized, songwriters.
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (or ASCAP) recipients have a list of awards and nominations for this melodic composition. In 2018, The Chainsmokers received the ASCAP award for the Most Performed Song. “Closer” won the iHeart Radio Music award for Best Dance Song of the year in 2017. That same year, “Closer” was nominated by Billboard for Top Streaming Song. Taggart and Pall have many admirers in the music industry because of this breakout ballad.
Along with the list of accomplishments of “Closer”, there are several renditions of the song. In March of 2017, a remix was released featuring Wiz Khalifa. Khalifa is known for his 2006 album Show and Prove or his Furious 7 smash hit “See You Again” featuring Charlie Puth, released in 2015. An acoustic arrangement was performed by Florida pop band natives Boyce Avenue featuring Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland on female vocals.
The song was last certified in March of 2017 as going seven-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The American Music Award nominees first made their debut in 2015 with their album Bouquet. This album featured viral hit “#Selfie”. “Closer” comes from the Chainsmokers sophomore EP Collage. Their list of collaborations includes; Emily Warren, Drew Love, Daya, and Coldplay.