Chainsmokers are 2018’s world’s second highest-paid DJ’s following David Guetta, Diplo and Steve Aoki. According to Forbes, their hit single “Closer” that has topped the charts for the third year running earning a “Diamond” status. The duo posted this new achievement on their respective Instagram pages informing their flowers that their once RIAA seven-time platinum (March 2017) status has gained a new status.
A song acquires the diamond certification from a multi-platinum status after it has shipped at least 10 million units. The chain-smokers duo, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are now valued at combined earnings of $45.5 million.
The much-deserved wealth and fame of the Chainsmokers is not just for their 2016 single “closer”, which garnered several awards and nominations in that year, but also for a couple of hits before this single and also for their singles “Memories…Do not Open,” and “Something Just Like This”
“Closer” was a product of the duo’s collaboration with Halsey and turned out to be her hit single. The success of this song was both due to the large following that the duo has and partly due to Halsey’s massive fan base.
Another source of the 6-figure bank balance by Chaismokers is their residency deal. The duo apparently sign a deal with Wynn Nightlife and have collected nightly sales for their sets for the third year running.
Apart from “Closer” none of the other titles by Chainsmokers has dominated Billboard 200’s top 10 for a surprisingly long time. Other artists like Calvin Harris, Odesza, Above & Beyond and even Aviici (RIP) overtake them from time to time. What’s incredible is how relentless Chainsmokers is and this is the reason “Memories…Do Not Open” and their other titles always manage to get their turn.
Speaking of “Memories…Do Not Open” this is one of their titles that enjoyed a good round in Top 40 radio and was played on repeat by many of their fans. Like the others, this title never stayed in Billboard 200’s top 10 for a long time, but it has always been on the top five list for top Electronic Albums or Top Dance since its debut in April of last year.