Instead of Colorado this week, award-winning duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) are “sky high” in sales and streams, officially earning RIAA Platinum certification for their global smash “Tequila” with more than one million track equivalents sold to date. “Tequila” is currently the No. 4 most-streamed country song of 2018, and along with their three additional Gold and Platinum chart-topping hits and the collection of fan favorite tracks spanning three albums, the duo has officially notched upwards of 1 billion career on-demand streams
Last week, the hit-making pair dropped special vocal-only versions of “Tequila” and their current chart-climber “Speechless” (listen HERE). Billboard declared of the stripped-down renderings, “[Their] powerful harmonies soar through the new two-song collection… with effortless emotion.” The latter tune was most-added at country radio upon impact with 48 first week stations and has already sold more than 320,000 track equivalents, including 42 million total on-demand streams. When compared to the current Mediabase Top 50, the single ranks No. 7 in streams and No. 11 in track equivalent sales. Its music video, which comprises footage from each of their real-life weddings, has earned 15 million views on YouTube.
“Speechless” hails from the duo’s self-titled album, which marked the highest debut-week stream total of any new country release this year and is the only country record released in 2018 to have every song hit Nielsen’s Country On-Demand Streaming chart. Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” paved the way for the project and, even after holding the top position for two consecutive weeks in June, is still the No. 1 most played recurrent on country radio. The duo has served the single on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, the CMA Fest concert special, the 53rd Annual ACM Awards, the 2018 CMT Music Awards and the Citi Summer Concert Series on TODAY. Television audiences can catch more of the duo on Good Morning America with Luke Bryan and Sugarland on August 28, where they will announce the nominees for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards.
Dan + Shay are currently sharing their music out on the road with Rascal Flatts for their “Back To Us” Tour through the summer and will join Chris Young for the fall leg of his “Losing Sleep” Tour in October. They’ll take their collection of No. 1 hits and brand new music across the globe with a UK tour kicking off January 17, 2019.