A collaboration from NYC producer/DJ duo The Chainsmokers and pop-singer Halsey have sky rocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with a little help from a rising Chicago talent. Frederic Kennett, one half of Chicago producer/DJ duo Louis The Child is one of three writers who crafted the track. The track originally came together during a session between Freddy Kennett and The Chainsmokers Andrew Taggart. Louis The Child tweeted their support soon after the news broke.
Chainsmokers are #1 on billboard 💜— Louis The Child (@LouisTheChild) August 23, 2016
Additionally, the track also currently tops the Billboard Dance/Electronic Charts, moving from No. 3 to No. 1 this week. The track is also the first Top 10 charting song for Halsey, who contributes strong harmonies throughout the track. The track position brings "Closer" from No. 9 to No. 5 on the Billboard Charts. "Closer" is just the second track to have topped both Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and the Hot 100. The first being Baauer's "Harlem Shake" in 2013. Read the full report on the tracks many other chart accomplishments at Billboard.com.
Louis The Child was These Day's cover story in October 2015.