The Chainsmokers & Halsey’s “Closer” Reaches #1 On Daily US Spotify, Soars At Pop Radio

Halsey [BBMA Photo via ABC]

Whether their first exposure to the song came via a clip of a live, pre-release performance or following the song’s July 29 premiere, a seemingly endless array of music pundits (Headline Planet’s team included) predicted The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” would be a big hit.

Thus far, it is living up to the lofty expectations. It is performing impressively on the sales, streaming and radio fronts.

After spending much of last week at #1, it is still prominently positioned at #3 on the US iTunes single sales chart.

With 1.36 million registered streams, it ranked as Monday’s #1 song on the US Spotify chart.

It is also quickly gaining traction at pop radio. “Closer” debuted at #30 on last week’s Mediabase pop radio airplay chart, and it is already up to #24 on the building chart for the coming tracking week.

“Closer” debuted at #9 on the most recent edition of the all-encompassing Billboard Hot 100 chart. Given the way it is performing on all fronts, it will likely blow past that peak in the near future.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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