Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of duo Dan + Shay doubled up with dual No. 1s this week.
The duo’s self-titled album debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with more than 200,000 equivalent units sold. In addition, the album’s lead single, “Tequila,” topped both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and the Mediabase chart.
“We felt this was the perfect project to make a self-titled record,” said Shay. “This album represents who we are and where we’re going. We’re so proud of every song and can’t wait to see where it takes us. It takes an army to have a successful release. I’m so thankful to our team for letting us make the album we wanted, and I’m thankful to my partner in crime, Dan Smyers, for making the record we needed. The biggest thank you goes to our fans—we couldn’t make music with no one to listen to it. We love you all and we hope you love this record as much as we do.”
“Years and years of work went into the making of Dan + Shay, and to see such a gigantic fan response to the release has been our most fulfilling career experience to date,” added Dan. “It’s unbelievable that ‘Tequila’ has simultaneously provided us yet another milestone. We’re so thankful for the support country radio has shown us since the beginning and, still to this day, there is no better feeling than seeing one of our songs sitting at No. 1 on the chart. Luckily, with a song title like ‘Tequila,’ the celebratory drink of choice has chosen itself!”
“Tequila” is the duo’s fourth No. 1 single, following previous chart-toppers “Nothin’ Like You,” “From the Ground Up” and “How Not To.”
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