EDM duet Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have gone silver. The dynamic duo making up hot EDM group the Chainsmokers recently announced the silver certification of hot single “Closer”. The song which debuted back in 2016 was a collaborative effort between the Chainsmokers and up-and-comer Halsey. Taggart co-wrote as well as provided vocals for the song. “Closer” was another instance of the Chainsmokers going off typical EDM script, as one half of the duo provided vocal tracks. Traditionally EDM artists do not provide vocals leaving that aspect up to other artists like Halsey. Although Halsey was a big feature, as well as smash hit, of the song it still broke some EDM ground. Popular the moment it went public “Closer” not only increased the Chainsmokers’ standing but made a star out of Halsey. Now two years later the single has sold tens of millions of copies granting it silver status.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart formed the Chainsmokers back in 2012. By 2014 they had achieved their first breakthrough with hit single “#Selfie”. They have always been an outside of the box type of group, working hard to come further and further out form behind the booth. In addition to providing their own lead vocals and participating in the songwriting, the Chainsmokers also personalize their music to reflect how they feel. By 2016 they had a strong repertoire of singles and EPs. They released their first and only album in 2016 as well titled, “Memories… Do Not Open”. This year they have been quite active with at least five singles being released. Many speculate they are teasing a second album.
Silver certification is granted to high selling musical works. In the case of “Closer” it has sold over ten million copies. The distinction is but one accolade the song has garnered since its release. It granted Pall and Taggart their first Grammy nod, and also secured the fourth longest running No.1 single for Billboard. “Closer” was one of many songs that came during the artists assent to mainstream. It is also indicative of their change in style, and departure into their own unique sound.