Closer by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, September 8, 2016 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The song was written by Taggart, Halsey, Shaun Frank, Freddy Kennett, Isaac Slade and Joe King, while the production was handled by the Chainsmokers. Musically, it is a future bass and pop song with a "retro" style synthesizer in the chorus. "Closer" topped the charts in more than ten countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom, making it both the Chainsmokers' and Halsey's first number-one single in all six countries. The song was performed live for the first time at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2016. Halsey and the Chainsmokers performed the track live at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards as well as a remix of the song at the 2016 American Music Awards. Its music video was released on October 23, 2016. It received a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards. In 2018, the song received a diamond certification by the RIAA for selling 10 million units in the United States.

Closer FAQs

Who sang Closer?

Closer was performed by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey

What year did Closer get to the UK number 1 spot?

Closer first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, September 8, 2016

How long was Closer at number 1 in the UK?

Closer spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.