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The Chainsmokers – Closer (Lyric) ft. Halsey

The Chainsmokers were formed as an EDM DJ duo in 2012 under the management of Adam Alpert in New York City. They started out by making remixes of indie bands.[3] In 2012, they collaborated with Indian actress and recording artist Priyanka Chopra on the single “Erase” which was followed by “The Rookie” in early 2013.[4]

Their single “#Selfie“, released for free in December 2013, was picked up by Dim Mak Records who re-released it in January 2014 and eventually streamed it to Republic Records.[5] The duo achieved breakthrough success as the single charted internationally and peaked on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart.[6] On August 5, 2014, The Chainsmokers released “Kanye” featuring sirenXX, the follow-up to “#Selfie”. Seven months later, they released “Let You Go”, featuring the American synthpop group, Great Good Fine Ok.[7] They signed with Disruptor Records, a joint venture label with Sony Music Entertainment by their manager Adam Alpert, in April 2015.[8]

On October 23, 2015, The Chainsmokers released their first EP titled Bouquet, featuring “New York City”, “Until You Were Gone”, “Waterbed”, “Good Intentions”, and “Roses“.[9] Their follow-up single “Don’t Let Me Down“, was released on February 5, 2016, featuring the singer Daya.[5] Two months later, they released the single, “Inside Out“, featuring the Austrian singer Charlee.

On July 29, 2016, they released “Closer” featuring singer Halsey, which peaked at No. 1 on the US Hot 100 and UK singles charts.[2]