“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.

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