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Chainsmokers & Halsey’s “Closer” Reaches 11x Platinum In US; EDM-Pop Duo Also Earns New Awards For Other Hits

The global phenomenon is 11x platinum in the United States.

Update: Monday afternoon, the RIAA website announced numerous certification upgrades for The Chainsmokers, including an 11x platinum award for “Closer (featuring Halsey).”

Later Monday, those changes were removed. It is unclear whether the certifications were reported in error or if the RIAA is simply waiting to reconfirm the news at a later date. Headline Planet will provide updates as they are available.

The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” just reached a new multi-platinum tier in the United States.

According to the RIAA, the smash attained 11x platinum status on November 8, 2019. The award signifies at least 11 million in US units, with each unit equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.

November 8 also brought new multi-platinum certifications for a handful of other Chainsmokers tunes.

“Don’t Let Me Down (featuring Daya)” reached the 7x platinum mark (7 million units), while Coldplay collaboration “Something Just Like This” hit 6x platinum (6 million).

“Roses (featuring ROZES),” which jumpstarted the duo’s mid-decade reign of pop dominance, secured a 5x platinum award (5 million).

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