The Chainsmokers & Halsey’s “Closer” Reaches 2X Platinum In US; Halsey Also Earns Other Certifications

The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” was released on July 29.

On September 14, 2016, it attained double platinum status in the United States.

The certification confirms a US unit total of at least 2 million. Each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.

“Closer” was one of several Halsey releases to earn a new certification in the past few weeks.

Her radio single “New Americana” officially went platinum (1 million) on August 26, while songs “Hold Me Down,” “Ghost,” “Colors,” and “Gasoline” all earned gold honors (500,000).

Her album “Badlands” ascended to platinum status on September 7, confirming 1 million in album units. An album unit is equal to 1 album sale, 10 track sales or 1500 track streams.

Written by Brian Cantor

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