I’m not sure how many more times we can say it, but The Chainsmokers show no signs of slowing down whatsoever. Their newest single “Closer” continues to break personal records for the group, and it’s just hit one of its biggest milestones yet. Announced today, “Closer” just hit #1 on the Billboart Hot 100 charts, a first for any Chainsmokers single.
It also claims #1 once again on the Digital Songs chart, having sold 116,000 units (up 44 percent). It’s also topping the Streaming Songs chart, earning 23.1 million US streams, mostly from Spotify (51 perfect). It’s also topping the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, the group’s fourth #1.
Billboard remarks that “Closer” is only the second track ever to concurrently top the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart as well as the Hot 100; the first was 2013’s massive hit “Harlem Shake” by Baauer.
The Chainsmokers are also the first duo to top the Hot 100 since 2013 with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Finally, by reaching No. 1 in its third week, “Closer” makes the fastest climb to the top of the Hot 100 (for a non-No. 1-debuting song, excluding four No. 1 starters in 2015-16) since Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” which also needed just three weeks to reign (Nov. 29, 2014).
The Chainsmokers, notes Billboard, have “charted higher with each successive Hot 100 hit” since 2014’s “#Selfie.” There’s no doubt, objectively speaking, that they keep improving with each and every release. And if they keep up the pace, we shudder to think at what The Chainsmokers could possibly accomplish.