It is an accomplishment that many artists can only dream of, going 10X platinum and earning the respect of the music industry. It is an achievement that deserves attention and attention is what The Chainsmokers along with Halsey are receiving from their accomplishment. According to the Recording Industry Association of, The ChainSmokers and Halsey have crossed the threshold of 10 million units sold of their hit song “Closer. They have in addition officially engraved themselves into the history books marking their song as one of the fourth longest reigns on having their hit number one in the U.S.
Their achievement would elevate them to great heights including receiving a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The winner in this instance went to another group labeled as an underdog themselves, 21 pilots “stressed out“ would go on to win the award.
The Chainsmokers, however, did not need the win to find acceptance, the group had already created a large and loyal fan base way before their hit song, for Halsey though, though already a proven musician as well, the hit would be the breakout song she needed.
Although not officially on the website, it seems that the RIAA wanted to hold back in order for the group to tell their fan base directly. The Chainsmokers alerted their fans of the accomplishment via an Instagram post on September 15. The group would comment on how incredible and unbelievable it felt to receive such a prestigious honor. Furthermore, the group mentioned how at first their hit song was initially a simple catchy tune that was only meant for themselves and their friends while riding on their tour bus, in fact, that’s where the song was written. It’s safe to say that their fans very much appreciate the fact that it did not remain in that bus for long.