Forbes magazine has newly released articles about The Chainsmokers that gives information about the millionaire pop duo, and the single that sold millions.
Drew Taggart (28) and Alex Pall (32) are an EDM/Pop duo that have risen in the charts significantly in the past couple years, earning them self as no. 2 on Forbes list of the highest paid DJ. Their current earnings for 2018 is $45.5 million, making this their biggest year yet. Along with their success as one of the world’s highest paid DJ’s in 2018, their single; “Closer”, which features music artist Halsey; has reached 10 million sales in the United States. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) certified the single back in 2017 as a seven-times-platinum song. The single has dominated sales, streams, and radios since its release. Now with 10 million units sold the song is certified Diamond.
“Closer” was first released in 2016 and hit the top of the Hot 100 list by late summer. The song then became one of the fourth longest-running No. 1 in U.S. history, as well as; the longest-running No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic songs chart until they were replaced a few months ago. Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey’s “The Middle” now sits at the top as No. 1.
This single helped both the Chainsmokers and Halsey make their mark on the music industry. “Closer” earned them their first Grammy nomination. Although 21 Pilots single; “Stressed Out” won the Grammy nomination that year, the tune went on to receive multiple awards. The Chainsmokers already had a wide fan base and had released singles that were top 10 hits. But, “Closer” is the song that drove them to immense success. For Halsey, “Closer” was her breakthrough single, paving the road for her continued success in the music industry.