Fans take to gladyouexist.com to share personal stories
Two-time GRAMMY Award winners and current nominees Dan + Shay have another “first” to add to their growing list of career milestones as their latest single “Glad You Exist” is most added at country radio for the second consecutive week. Although they are no strangers to being most added, claiming the top spot a total of seven times, this marks the duo’s first single to receive the most adds for multiple weeks.
Written by the duo’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney alongside Ryan Lewis, Tayla Parx and Jordan Reynolds, “Glad You Exist” is a message of hope and gratitude to their fans. The Top 40 and climbing track has already stretched across many playlists including Spotify’s coveted playlists New Music Friday, Hot Country, and Pop Rising; Apple Music’s New Music Daily and Today’s Country; Amazon Music’s Country Heat and Hot Singles; YouTube Music’s Country Hotlist and RELEASED; and Pandora’s Today’s Country Radio, where it drove the song to debut at No. 4 on their all-genre Top Thumb Hundred Chart. The duo is encouraging fans to visit gladyouexist.com to share personal stories of who you are glad to exist, with Dan + Shay sharing some of their favorites on social media.
“Glad You Exist” follows their most recent No. 1 “I Should Probably Go To Bed,” which has surpassed one million U.S. track equivalents and 220+ million global streams in six+ months. The duo shattered records with their single “10,000 Hours” with superstar Justin Bieber, with the song claiming the title of the biggest first-week streaming total in country music history. Garnering over 1.5 billion global streams to date, the track was the fastest country song to reach over one million U.S. track equivalents in 2019 and spent 21 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart (fifth longest run in chart history).
With more than six billion career streams, Dan + Shay have garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music, and Billboard Music Award wins and nominations. The duo took home a second consecutive GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group Performance earlier this year (2020 – “Speechless,” 2019 – “Tequila”). Their platinum-certified self-titled album included global hit “Tequila” (5x platinum), multi-format hit “Speechless” (4x platinum), and No.1 country song “All To Myself” (2x platinum). In the seven years since they formed, Dan + Shay have accumulated 32 total RIAA certifications and achieved seven No. 1 singles at country radio.