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(Disruptor Records/Columbia Records – New York, NY – August 23, 2016) Pop music’s biggest breakout act of the year, artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers, have captured their first-ever #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with new smash single “Closer.” The track marks their third to make the chart’s Top 10 this year, following “Don’t Let Me Down” at #3 and “Roses” at #6. “Closer,” which features vocals from rising star Halsey and the duo’s own Drew Taggart, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart, Hot Digital Tracks chart and the Dance/Electronic chart upon release.
“Closer” currently sits at #1 on iTunes’ Top Songs chart, making it the number one selling song in the country with over 300,000 downloads sold in just three weeks. The track also reached #1 on Apple Music, with over 5 million U.S. streams this week alone. Additionally, “Closer” is ranked #1 on Spotify Canada and U.S. with over 11 million streams this week, making The Chainsmokers the 4th most listened to artist on Spotify in the world. In Canada, the track is the #1 most added song on CHR, the #2 most added on all formats, and the #3 most added on Hot AC. In the U.S., the track is pop radio’s most added song for a third straight week, while the song’s lyric video has surpassed 76 million views to date. In the U.K., “Closer” has reached the Top 5 on the singles chart while previous hit “Don’t Let Me Down” remains in the Top 10.
The release of “Closer” comes hot on the heels of the duo’s two massive smash hits this year, “Roses” ft. Rozes and “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya, both of which are certified double platinum. Earlier this year, “Roses” steadily climbed the charts to #1 on the iTunes Dance chart (Top 5 overall), #3 at Pop radio and Top 5 in U.S. Shazam tags. “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya, which was named one of Rolling Stone’s ‘30 Best Songs of 2016 So Far,’ followed, marking the duo’s third #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. The track ruled the airwaves, hitting #1 at Pop Radio for three consecutive weeks and Top 5 on the iTunes Top Songs chart.
This year, The Chainsmokers have been nominated for two Billboard Music Awards, two Teen Choice Awards and an iHeartRadio MMVA and MTV Video Music Award respectively. They have performed all over the world to sold-out crowds at their own headline shows and major festivals including SXSW, Ultra, VELD, and Coachella, where their set was ranked as one of Billboard‘s “11 Best Moments” of the festival. For tour dates, please visit http://thechainsmokers.com/shows.
Comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, The Chainsmokers have evolved into a dominating musical force with a diverse repertoire of songs that have led them to become today’s hottest young DJ/producer duo. With a signature sound that deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms, their original tracks and remixes have topped the charts throughout the world. Their evolution as producers and as songwriters has seen them dial up some of the biggest breakthrough songs of the year.