The group partnered with Halsey to make the hit song known as Closer. In less than three years after the release, more than 10 million units of the song have been sold, and that led to its classification as one of the most popular hits in the United States in March last year. The duo expressed their excitement by posting photos about the development through their page on Instagram. The certification is done by the Recording Industry Association of America. According to the classification body, the hit song went seven times platinum. The development is one of the indications that the band has been doing well in the industry over the years and is definitely one of their greatest achievements since the formation of the band. The Recording Industry Association of America did not record that development on their website immediately but was expected to be available soon after the announcement for the members of the public to see.
During the summer in 2016, the Closer hit song was ranked as part of the 100 most popular tracks in the United States. Even after the end of the summer, it was still one of the most played, and this was beyond the expectations of many people. Some people have termed it as one of the best tracks in America’s history. The song also won several prestigious awards that have contributed highly to the growth of the Chain Smokers band. The track earned the band its first Grammy nominations in the Best Pop Duo or Group Performance category. Despite losing in that category, the number of sales for the track has increased over the years. Until recently, Closer had broken the record on the Billboard by becoming the longest-running hit at the first position.
Even before the release of Closer, the Chain Smokers was still considered as one of the best groups in the U.S. Some of their songs were ranked among the top 10. However, the hit song changed their status and the duo became popular around the world. The track was also a great achievement for Halsey and it helped to increase her fan base.