It’s not just that GRAMMY-nominated recording artists Dan + Shay are celebrating their fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on both the Billboard and Mediabase / Country Aircheck charts simultaneously, it’s that they are the only country duo to celebrate that achievement in the past five years. The feat is exceedingly rare for any artist – duo, group or solo – today “Speechless” becomes the first single in three years to have a four-week run atop both of the charts.
The global smash, while enjoying its exceptional success at radio, continues to resonate beyond airplay. The numbers speak for themselves: “Speechless” is No. 1 most-streamed country song across the entire genre for the seventh consecutive week with more than 175 million total streams. It is once again No. 1 in consumption and sales among this week’s Mediabase Top 50, now boasting more than 1.3 million track equivalents and earning its officialRIAA Platinum certification. The single also tops Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for the sixth week.
“Having a four week No. 1 single with ‘Speechless,’ on the heels of their smash hit ‘Tequila,’ which was the most streamed country song released in 2018 and earned their first Grammy nomination, these guys are in rarified air!” said Warner Music Nashville Chairman & CEO John Esposito. “It wasn’t that long ago they were sitting in my office playing their songs where we signed them and now, six short years later, Dan+ Shay have a become a household name around the globe. I’m so excited and proud of these guys, and we are at just the beginning of their amazing journey!”
Dan + Shay shared their gratitude via social media, saying: “Thank you to country radio, our fans, our team, our co-writers, our wives and everyone who made it possible for us to celebrate our first four week No. 1. What an incredible way to end 2018 and an even better way to start 2019. Everyday we’re living out the movie that we dreamed up our whole lives, and that’s all because of you.”