“Release”: the hit that changed everything for Chainsmokers and Halsey

The Chainsmokers and Halsey hit has attained the diamond status in the US. This one comes about two years since its first release. It takes a song to sell more than ten million units for it to earn the diamond status from the American Recording Industry Association (RIAA).

The news became known when the musicians posted it on their Instagram pages. Both Halsey and the Chainsmokers posted the pictures of their diamond plaques on the 15th of September. The last time that the Chainsmokers got certified by the RIAA was back in March 2017 when their hit sold over seven million sales earning them 7 x platinum. The RIAA has not yet updated their website to reflect that the Chainsmokers tune has upgraded from multiplatinum to the diamond rank. It is however predictable that they will update that in future now that the band has already spilled the beans.

This song Closer was released during the July-September period of 2016 and immediately became loved making it top among the HOT 100. It maintained the top spot for a more extended period than anyone would have expected at that time. `Closer’ continued to lead along with other hit songs. In the U.S history, this hit has taken the fourth position as the No.1 hits that have reigned longest.

`Closer’ did not only win some awards but also helped both the Chainsmokers and Halsey get nominated for the Grammy Awards for the first time. Last year this hit did not win in the category of the Best Pop Performance. It got beaten by the “Stressed Out” hit by Twenty One Pilots’ Surprise. Nevertheless, its radio plays, streams and sales continued to increase during the year. “ Closer” has been the No.1 hit for long on the Electronic songs chart until recently when it was beaten by “ The Middle” sang by Greys and Marren Morris.

Before the release of “Closer,” few hits by the Chainsmokers have appeared among the top 10. “Release” has made the big difference by placing them on the map as superstars. This hit song made Halsey suddenly famous even though she boasted a big fan base and a rising talent even before teaming up with the Chainsmokers.


Clay Hutson’ Sought After Producer

Biographical Sketch

Clay Hutson is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He’s always had his heart set on music as a career, since the earliest days he can remember. After finishing his regular studies and graduating high school he attended Central Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts in theater design. He attended the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and received a master’s in Business administration.


Rock n’ Roll and Billy Graham

His first few years out of college he traveled with the Billy Graham team across Europe as well as picking up some jobs as sound engineer here and there. He always kept his love for Rock n’ Roll close to his goals, but after several years of gaining experience as a tour manager, sound engineer and stage management he accumulated enough experience to stand out on his own. At one point during the recession he was having trouble with a contractor he was working with and when the whole thing turned sour he decided that it was a perfect time to start his own business. He’s been happy with the opportunities that followed ever since.


Testimonials and Recommendations

Clay soon started to receive testimonials and references from his clients and work started to pour into his office. Clay Hutson says that at this point in his career he was striving to do impeccable work and he worked hard to give his clients something to always be happy with and kept them coming back for more of the same kind of service. This kind of thinking costs Clay Hutson putting in long hours, from 6:30am until sometimes way after sunset. Hutson started to realize how the news gets around in this industry when people are pleased with your work. Your name comes up often and you are never without work.


Touring with Today’s Artists

Though the days of dedicaated planning and working hard to keep his team in check at all times requires lots of littel sacrifices Clay Hutson has recieved the greatest reward from the artist he’s had the opportunity to work: Kid Rock, One Republic, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Halsey, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and others. There is no joy like knowing you’ve pleased your clients and given the fans of the artist the greatest and most beautiful experience ofhteir lives and something they can carry with them a long time. Clay Hutson enjoys being with his family as well as woodworking and other arts and crafts. Learn more: https://twitter.com/@Clayhutson1