Dan + Shay make streaming history with ‘Good Things’

Album is first country album in streaming history to reach RIAA-gold status at release

Dan + Shay have made streaming history with the release of their latest album Good Things via Warner Music Nashville. Produced by the duo’s Dan Smyers, the highly imaginative LP has become the first country album in the streaming era to achieve RIAA Gold certification at release. The news comes in right as the duo’s current single “Glad You Exist” claims the top spot on the Billboard and Mediabase Country Airplay charts, marking their sixth consecutive and ninth career No. 1. The duo will look to continue their string of chart toppers as their new single “Steal My Love” impacts radio immediately. The single recently made its TV debut on NBC’s TODAY, and the duo will perform another new track on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (Aug 18th).

“Three years ago, Dan + Shay made history with ‘Tequila’ – and have continued on a meteoric rise ever since,” shares Warner Music Nashville Chairman & CEO, John Esposito. “This extraordinary accomplishment is yet another testament to their unparalleled talent and work ethic. The first and only country album in the streaming era to be certified Gold upon release, are you kidding? That’s freaking insane! I couldn’t be one iota prouder that Dan + Shay are part of the Warner Music Nashville family. They are artists of a generation.”

“Congratulations to Dan + Shay on Good Things becoming the first country album in the streaming era to be RIAA certified Gold at release!” adds Mitch Glazier, Chairman & CEO, RIAA. “Dan + Shay are no stranger to high-ranking Gold & Platinum achievements. Every Dan + Shay album released has been certified Gold or Platinum by the RIAA. An album only goes Gold on release when an artist has forged the most enduring and energized connection with their fans. Congrats to Dan + Shay and their team at Warner Music Nashville on this awesome milestone, which reflects years of incredible music and hard work.”

Last Friday, Dan + Shay celebrated the new LP in a massive way with the Good Things Album Release Concert at The Great Lawn in Centennial Park, marking the first time Nashville’s premier park has ever hosted a major concert. Labelmates Ingrid Andress and Morgan Evans opened the show before the duo came out to a capacity crowd of 10,000 people to perform the new tracks as well as their previous hits and fan favorites. Following the performance, Dan + Shay were surprised with several plaques to add to their ever-growing collection, including Gold certification for Good Things, 4x Platinum certification for “10,000 Hours,” Platinum certification for “I Should Probably Go To Bed” and Gold certification for “Glad You Exist.”

“Steal My Love” marks the fourth single from the record-setting LP, following “Glad You Exist,” which recently reached Platinum status in Canada and has already surpassed one million US track equivalents. Dan + Shay kicked it all off in October 2019 with the 4x Platinum, multi-week No.1 “10,000 Hours” (with Justin Bieber), which saw the biggest first-week streaming total in country music history and was the fastest country song to reach one million US track equivalents The worldwide hit spent 21 weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart (fifth longest run in chart history) and gave the duo their third consecutive GRAMMY Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, making them the first and only artist to do so three years running since the category’s inception. Dan + Shay followed with Platinum-certified “I Should Probably Go To Bed,” which has surpassed 300 million global streams and has garnered over 1.6 million track equivalents.

Good Things follows in the footsteps of Dan + Shay, the duo’s third album that launched them to superstardom. The Platinum-certified record features global hit “Tequila” (6x Platinum and more than 1.2 billion global streams), multi-format hit “Speechless” (5x Platinum and more than 1.1 billion global streams), and No. 1 country song “All To Myself” (2x Platinum). The album has aided in countless wins and honors including GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, CMT, American Music, Billboard and iHeartRadio Music Awards, among others. It also added to the duo’s more than eight billion streams globally, 40 RIAA Platinum and Gold certifications and nine No. 1 singles at country radio.

Their massive headlining Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour will resume this fall with new 2021 dates. The 30-stop explosive tour includes a night at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York, and will feature Atlantic Records’ The Band Camino and labelmate Ingrid Andress. The (Arena) Tour had major success when it kicked off in March 2020, selling out two consecutive shows, including two back-to-back in Nashville, TN.

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