The EDM genre musicians the Chainsmokers recently announced via their Instagram profile and on the Jimmy Kimmel show that their single with Halsey titled Closer has been diamond certified. There are over 10 million and counting sales of this single from shipments from the United States. The song is certifiably a global phenomenon. The song was certified to be a multi-platinum single by the RIAA back in March 2017. The RIAA has not officially changed the status on the song, but they will soon. The EDM duo appeared on Kimmel with their plaques announcing the song’s status as being diamond certified when they appeared as the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel’s show on September 13.
Closer was a top 100 song back in 2016. The single stayed on the list for much longer than anyone expected. The song is an EDM song, but it was even a top charting song on genre-crossing lists. The single is the fourth longest-running hit single in the United States top song list.
Closer has won awards in the past for the Chainsmokers as well. The song helped them gain their first Grammy nomination in the category of the best pop duo/group performance of the year. The Chainsmokers did not win the Grammy, but the nomination along with the continued success of the song proves that the Chainsmokers really made something special with their hit song Closer.
The Chainsmokers had in the past put out a good number of top ten charting songs. Closer was really what gave them recognition across genres and for a more varied audience scope. Closer was also the first top song that Halsey had in her career. The song has proved to be unstoppable and will likely be remembered for a long time as one of the top songs of the late 2010s by music buffs in the future.