The Chainsmokers’ debut album goes platinum
The Chainsmokers‘ debut album ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ has just been certified platinum in the United States, as announced by Billboard Magazine. The album was only released five months ago, and has already experienced runaway success, with sales buoyed in particular by smash hit ‘Something Just Like This,’ their top 5 hit with Coldplay.
Lead single ‘Paris’ also experienced stellar success, matching the Coldplay collaboration’s double platinum status. Previous singles including ‘Closer’ and ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ were even more successful, while their original EPs ‘Collage’ and ‘Bouquet’ sold a million units each.
Platinum certification does not necessarily equal strict sales statistics, with the RIAA denoting figures for units shipped. However, the platinum and gold certifications are highly sought after measures for an artist’s success, earning them well-deserved bragging rights. Their latest single ‘Honest’ was released in July and is yet to match the success of their previous endeavors, although The Chainsmokers themselves remain inescapably popular, offering their dance pop tales of love gained and lost to mass market listeners.
The duo, composed of now-models Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, took to Twitter to express their excitement at the milestone.