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The Chainsmokers Add Another Huge Accolade to List of Accomplishements

The past has once again caught up with the Chainsmokers. For the second time this year the duet of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have garnered high praise for previously completed work. The revolutionary DJ duo from New York has been having a great year so far. Not only have they released a stream of successful singles, but their first and only studio album nabbed third longest-running non-consecutive No. 1 in the dance category. This huge mouthful means that “Memories… Do Not Open” has remained in the top 10 for over a year, and that it keeps periodically topping the charts. If that is not enough now the band can boast a diamond certified single.

For those at home, diamond certification is granted to singles that go 10 times platinum. This means that globally the single has sold around 10 million copies. The single “Closer” was a huge hit for the duo and Halsey. The song was actually the breakout single for Halsey, who at the time was still relatively new. Recorded back in 2016 the single garnered a Grammy nom, numerous accolades, took the fourth longest runnning No.1 spot, skyrocketed the Chainsmokers even further in the mainstream, and apparently never stopped selling. Having a diamond certified single is a huge deal in the music world as diamond class is the highest current level. Pall and Taggart alerted their fans to the accomplishment via Instagram. They published pictures of themselves holding huge plaques encasing the physical version of the album. Halsey added her own photo showcasing her plaque as well.

The Chainsmokers have been mainstream since 2014. They first had a breakout with single “#Selife” and have since risen to prominence. Their first studio album was released in 2017 and they have yet to make another one. They are only four years old in mainstream years and they accomplished an astounding amount. Their original sound and refusal to play by normal EDM rules has set them apart. Despite moving forward and trying new things, people are still not tired of their older stuff. Great thing is they enjoy their new stuff as well.

https://www.youredm.com/2018/09/03/the-chainsmokers-say-their-quix-collaboration-is-coming-soon/