The Chainsmokers have hit the Big Time

The Chainsmokers are officially one of the most successful groups in modern history. Their single “Closer” has made it to diamond status. This EDM music duo is now one of the richest groups in the world. According to Forbes, they have made a whopping $45 million off their music success. This is nothing to sneeze at. They are a certified hit making duo.

When a single or album goes platinum 10 times over, that is equivalent to diamond status. This simply means that a record or song has sold more than 10 million units. That is a lot of record sales that many music artist will never see. A group must have a universal appeal to sell that many units. “Closer” has been such a huge hit for the Chainsmokers that this song is now considered one of the best in the field of music.

Artists and groups such as Adele, Garth Brooks, Usher, Santana, Backstreet Boys, ZZ Top, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Notorious B.I.G, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, TLC, Nirvana, Justin Bieber and Prince are the stars who managed to reach the diamond status level. By the way, Michael Jackson is the reigning king of this group by going platinum 33x’s over. He still is considered the best musical entertainer that has ever set foot on this planet. Still, the Chainsmokers are in his sphere.

This group has even put solo artist Halsey on the map since she was featured in this song. Her contribution to Closer has made her a household name. Halsey and the Chainsmokers were both doing their things before the collaboration of Closer but after the song debuted, the two musical forces started to catapult to enormous success.

Keep in mind that it took at least 2 years for Closer to reach diamond status 10 times over. Now that it has, Closer is definitely one of the best songs in modern history. It might surprise you, but people around the planet are still discovering this song. Remember it was released in the US back in 2016 and it has now trickled down to some foreign markets where the song is still being viewed for the first time. The Chainsmokers have definitely earned their spot in music history and deserve the big time status that they have acquired.

Avicii Honoured by The Chainsmokers at the Billboard Music Awards

Avicii Honoured by The Chainsmokers at the Billboard Music Awards

Did you know that an award ceremony can be turned to a commemoration? This is what happened at the Billboard Music Awards.

The Chainsmokers and Halsey turned the Billboard Music Awards into a commemoration. The two parties honored Tim Bergling commonly known as Avicii. Avicii, the esteemed DJ, and producer, died on April 20, aged 28. Avicii died when some of his works had not been released – they may be released according to Geffen Records, the late DJ’s label.

The Chainsmokers is a duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. They are DJs and producers. Their success was marked by their song ‘#Selfie’ – a top single – in 2014. They have other music that has topped charts. The Bouquet, their first Extended Play(EP) is work that was released in 2015 and featured the single ‘Roses.’ Another work ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ made it to the Grammy list is ensured they were awarded the Grammy Award for the best Dance recording. The Chainsmokers` second EP, college was released in 2016. Their first album ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ followed the play in 2017.

In 2012, The Chainsmokers was formed by former DJ Rhett and Pall. It regrouped after Rhett left and started being managed by Adam Alpert in NYC. Alpert later introduced Pall to Taggart – who was working at an art gallery in Manhattan. Taggart who had an interest in Djing joined them after Rhett left.

Pall and Taggart get their skills from the university education. Pall went to NYU to study art and music business while Taggart attended Syracuse University and interned at Interscope Records. The two have also worked with other artists like Priyanka Chopra – releasing ‘Erase’ and ‘The Rookie.’

According to Taggart, their music blurs the lines between pop music, hip-hop, indie and dance music. The Chainsmokers get inspiration from works of deadmau5 and Pharrell Williams. And they appreciate the influence Avicii works and performances. For this reason, they said that Avicii was an artist who meant much to them and inspired many in many ways.

Halsey added that Avicii was joy and it was painful to accept the reality of his death.