Fastest country single of 2019 to reach one million track equivalents
GRAMMY-winning duo and current nominees Dan + Shay already have reason to celebrate heading into GRAMMY week as they land at the top of the Aircheck/Mediabase and Billboard country airplay charts for the fourth consecutive time and seventh overall with their smash hit “10,000 Hours.” The song is also simultaneously No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales charts. Featuring superstar Justin Bieber, the recently platinum-certified single has garnered more than 650 million global streams and over 1.7 million U.S. track equivalents in just under four months.
“When I got the news that 10,000 Hours was No. 1 on Aircheck/Mediabase and all four Billboard Country Charts simultaneously, my mind was truly blown,” Dan Smyers states. “We know that it takes the support of a lot of people to make the stars align like this, and we’re incredibly grateful for every bit of it.”
As the fastest country song in the past year to reach one million equivalents, the track made its mark right out of the gate landing on 39 out of 40 Spotify New Music Friday and all 115 of Apple’s New Music Daily playlists upon release. “10,000 Hours” also claimed No. 5 on Spotify’s Top 200 Global chart, No. 3 on Apple Music’s Top 100: Global chart and No. 1 all-genre on the US iTunes chart. The song has spent 16 weeks on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, with 15 of those being at No. 1, while also occupying a spot on the Hot 100 chart for 15 weeks, currently at No. 7. Impacting territories across the globe, the “stunning” (E! News) single has more than 100 million streams in China alone and is already certified 2x platinum in Canada and Gold in in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand and the Netherlands.
The chart-topping duo is currently up for two GRAMMYs at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their 3x platinum song “Speechless.” Dan + Shay took home their first GRAMMY award last year for their 4x platinum hit “Tequila” for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, also performing the No. 1 hit on the live telecast. They most recently received a nomination for the 2020 CMA International Awards in the International Artist Achievement category and three nominations for the 2020 iHeartRadio Awards.
Dan + Shay will travel to Miami, FL at the end of this month to perform at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest ahead of the Super Bowl LIV. They will also take the stage before the big game on Sunday, February 2nd for the FOX Super Bowl LIV Pregame Show at the NFL Tailgate Tropicale where they will perform their smash hit “Tequila,” airing at 2 pm ET on FOX. In March, the duo will embark on their first-ever headlining arena tour, Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour, that includes a sold out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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