In recent years, the Chainsmokers electronic dance music-pop duo has become one of the world’s most popular musical acts. A recent article on the Forbes website tells of how the song “Closer” that the Chainsmokers recorded with the singer Halsey has now achieved the status of being a certified-diamond single.
In order for a recorded music single to be afforded diamond status, at least ten million shipments of the song must be carried out. After receiving brand new plaques commemorating their achievement, both Halsey and the Chainsmokers posed for social media photos with the awards.
The song “Closer” debuted in 2016 and became a hit single almost right away. Spending several months as the most popular song in the U.S. has put “Closer” in a position of being one of America’s all-time, longest-running number one hit songs.
The plaques that both acts received were presented by the Recording Industry Association of America. Previously, the RIAA certified the “Closer” single in 2017 for achieving the seven-million copies mark.
“Closer” has turned out to be the most successful hit song so far for both Halsey and the Chainsmokers. Each of the acts received a Grammy nomination for the song, as well as other awards for their efforts.
Since its release, “Closer” has continued to remain in demand through radio airplay, recorded music sales and streaming music services. Until mid-2018, the song held Billboard magazine’s number one position on their dance/electronic music charts for longer than any other song.
The Chainsmokers have been recording their unique style of music for several years now, and their fan base has been steadily increasing. With the release of the “Closer” single, this talented duo has become a very well-known act.
Halsey is a popular singer in her own right, and has also greatly benefited from her participation in the “Closer” single.
Side Effects is the latest song that the Chainsmokers have released has defied fan expectations with funky disco vibes rather than their traditional EDM and dance sounds. Since the beginning of this year, the Chainsmokers have started producing a variety of new sounds, steering away from their time in the dance and hip-hop mix genres. According to recent interviews with the Chainsmokers, the biggest reason for this change in musical sound is to combat the influence of fame on their music.
The Chainsmokers are far from finished with their music careers and have promised there is much more to come for their audiences around the globe. While the Chainsmokers love the EDM genre and they know many of their fans will be disappointed they are changing their pace, they feel it is best for their careers to change things up. The Chainsmokers blew up faster than most other artists in the music industry, but that kind of fame came with a pressure to keep producing their sounds frequently under the same conditions, which becomes less enjoyable over time.
The Chainsmokers started on their musical journey’s to exercise their passion and bring their music to audiences around the country and today it has spread to the entire globe. In the future, the Chainsmokers have many things still in the works that have yet to come, but they want their fans to be prepared to hear new things. Starting in January 2018, the Chainsmokers have started changing up their musical style, focusing more on their music message rather than just the beat. Mostly, the Chainsmokers write their songs based on what they experience and observe on a regular basis out in the world.
Side Effects is a welcomed changed by the Chainsmokers fans, which are quickly becoming accustomed to the Chainsmokers new musical exploration. Many artists have done this in the past with great success, switching up their normal style to explore new ones. Whatever they are producing, the Chainsmokers are going to put more effort into creating relatable music that their fans can connect with.