The Chainsmokers Join The One Billion Club With “Closer”


The Chainsmokers scored a major hit in 2016 with their song “Closer,” a collaboration with pop singer Halsey that went on to dominate the radio throughout the second half of the year. The single won listeners over with its infectious vocal duet between Andrew Taggart and Halsey, while its future bass flirtations inspired countless ripoffs from bedroom producers in the months following its release.

The duo’s biggest hit to date has just now surpassed another milestone as the official music video and lyric video on Vevo have garnered more than a billion views combined. It’s an impressive feat to say the least, with the lyric video from July generating upwards of 911 million views, while the more recently released official video from October has more than 100 million plays.

Easily one of the biggest releases of the year, “Closer” thrust The Chainsmokers into bonafide pop stardom and took the dance music community by storm in the process. Cracking the one billion mark is just the latest in a long list of achievements the song has already received, including spending a whopping twelve weeks at the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. After their unstoppable success in 2016, we can’t wait to see what the boys will bring to the table next year.