Shaun Frank recognized with SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Closer"

Shaun Frank (centre) receives a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for co-writing “Closer,” one of the biggest hit songs of 2016, performed by The Chainsmokers. Frank is flanked by The Chainsmokers: Alex Pall (left) and Andrew Taggart (right). (Photo: Jeff Knights)
December 1, 2016

SOCAN was glad to present a No. 1 Song Award to Shaun Frank as a co-writer of “Closer,” one of the biggest hit songs of 2016, which reached the peak of no less than six major charts, including a 12-week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

“Closer” was co-written by Shaun Frank; Ashley Frangipane (BMI); Andrew Taggart, Frederic Kennett, Joseph King and Isaac Slade (all ASCAP); and published by Warner Chappell Music Canada, Universal Music Publishing Canada, SONY/ATV Music Publishing Canada.

The charts on which it reached No. 1 are:

  • The Billboard Hot 100 Chart, starting on Sep. 3, 2016 (12 weeks at No. 1)
  • The Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs Chart, on Sep. 3, 2016
  • The Billboard Mainstream Top 40, on Oct. 8, 2016
  • The Nielsen BDS CHR Chart, on Oct. 24, 2016
  • The Nielsen BDS Top 100 All-Format Chart, on Oct. 24, 2016
  • The Nielsen BDS Hot AC Chart, on Nov. 7, 2016

SOCAN’s Michael McCarty, Rodney Murphy and Andreas Rizek presented the awards backstage before The Chainsmokers’ performance at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2016.

Congratulations to SOCAN’s A&R Report alumnus Shaun Frank on an incredible achievement!