The song has held the no.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks
2016 has been a fantastic year for the Chainsmokers. Their hit song “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya peaked at number 3 on the Billboard hot 100, making it their first ever top five single. The song garnered rave reviews from music critics and fans alike. But it wasn’t until the release of “Closer,” with singer Halsey, that the Chainsmokers truly became one of the biggest names in EDM and Pop.
“Closer” was an immediate smash. Within the first 3 days of its release, the song hit the number 1 spot on iTunes and made it to number 1 on the Billboard hot 100 less than a month afterwards. This week, the song remains at the top of the hot 100 for the eighth week in a row, making it the longest running no.1 by a duo in over 12 years, besting the reigns of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop.” If the song holds the number 1 spot for one more week, it will tie with Rihanna and Drake’s “Work” for being the longest running no.1 song of the year. The music video for the song has also raked in 411 million views and counting.
The Chainsmokers Are Also Up for Four American Music Awards
Adding to their list of achievements, the Chainsmokers have just received four nominations at the AMAs. To nobody’s surprise, the duo were nominated for favourite electronic music artist, alongside two other major EDM artists, Calvin Harris and Major Lazer. They were also nominated for new artist of the year, collaboration of the year for, “Don’t Let Me Down” with Daya, and Favorite Duo or Group.