Actor Sarah Hyland may be best known for her role as Haley Dunphy on the long-running sitcom Modern Family, but now Hyland is making a name for herself as possibly the biggest cover artist of 2016.
Working with musicians Boyce Avenue, Hyland uploaded a cover of The Chainsmokers and Halsey’s duet “Closer” earlier this week, and in just under three days, the cover has already racked up more than 6.6 million views on YouTube (and found two very big fans in the members of The Chainsmokers).
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With the original version of the song continuing to enjoy heavy rotation after spending 10 weeks in the number one position on the Billboard charts, listeners are still eager for more “Closer,” as evidenced by the success of Hyland and Boyce Avenue’s acoustic version.
The actor may want to consider expanding her resume with a few musicals or even an album, after showing off her impressively strong vocals in the surprising collaboration. In addition to “Closer,” Hyland also covered Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” with Boyce Avenue for the band’s latest EP, Cover Collaborations Vol 4.
Of course, Hyland and Boyce Avenue aren’t the only artists to cover the hugely popular track. Canadian band Walk Off The Earth put their spin on the single with their own cover, uploading one of their trademark inventive one-take music videos and blowing us away with their harmonies.