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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.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: March 25, 2018
In all of recent music memory, perhaps no other musical group has been as influential as has The Chainsmokers. Needless to say, this is saying a lot about a music industry that is as competitive and demanding as any other field of work. When we take into account the vast amount of successful music artists, duos, or groups, it is amazing to see how different musical influences continue to make a name for themselves in music. Worth mentioning, this could not be truer than with The Chainsmokers. This musical duo, which consists of artists Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, have altered the music industry in their own unique way. In fact, The Chainsmokers have managed to do so in ways that other musical artists or groups cannot compare too. This goes to show how respected and admired The Chainsmokers are by their fans and fellow music partners. By providing its fans with EDM, Pop, and electro pop style music, The Chainsmokers have accomplished so much in a relatively short time span. This is another reason why they have separated themselves from other musical influences. Having said that, there are more than plenty of examples that show how The Chainsmokers have managed to achieve success. So, to further understand how this duo has managed to find so much success, here is more on them and just one of their many successful ventures.
As mentioned before, there are numerous ways that The Chainsmokers have managed to gain popularity in such a demanding industry. As true professionals, The Chainsmokers have taped into different avenues of music to reach the level of status they have today. However, they have achieved the most recognition because of their most recent work. In an article byforbes.com on The Chainsmokers, it goes on to explain how they are continuing to add to their impressive career resume. It goes on to explain how with their new single, they are changing their style to have a darker sound to them. Whatever that means, this shows how The Chainsmokers are willing to adapt to gain new fans. This just goes to show how and why The Chainsmokers continue to succeed. https://www.instagram.com/thechainsmokers/?hl=en