November 15, 2016


Halsey on 'Closer' Losing No. 1 Spot to Rae Sremmurd's 'Black Beatles': 'Thank God'

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Larry Busacca/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV

We live in an age where if your song goes to No. 1—an incredible feat, mind you—it's typically is the only thing the general public listens to for weeks. It grows very tiresome after, say, week four. 

The Chainsmokers and Halsey's "Closer" spent 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, edging to the current record which is 16 weeks at No. 1 held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, only to be knocked down by Rae Sremmurd's viral hit "Black Beatles" this week. And it seems no one is happier about that than Halsey.

The singer took to her Twitter account to share some thoughts on the chart changes, cheekily writing that the 12 weeks at No. 1 were "absurd," and that she "was starting to worry i was living in a simulation."

Halsey also showed some love to "Black Beatles" and how it's stuck in her head all the time:

We love seeing artists not take themselves too seriously and show love to their fellow chart-toppers. WTG, Halsey.

Watch our chat with The Chainsmokers from earlier this summer below: