Breakout country duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) released their brand new single “Tequila” just over six days ago and it’s a shot that has taken them to the top. The song ascended immediately to No. 1 on the iTunes U.S. Country Singles chart and remains Top 10 All-Genre, hitting as high as No. 5 over the weekend.
It debuted at No. 15 on the Shazam country charts and snagged a spot in the all-genre Top 200. In less than a week, “Tequila” has sold nearly 20,000 tracks in the U.S. alone and boasts over 1 million on-demand streams, topping Spotify’s Hot Country playlist, before officially hitting radio airwaves.
“The response to ‘Tequila’ has been absolutely incredible,” said Smyers. “We knew the song was special, but to see it have such an impact, this early on, has been so exciting to watch. We easily have the best fans on the planet! Cheers to more ‘Tequila!’”
In addition to its success in the United States, “Tequila” has quickly begun spilling into countries across the globe. The reflective single hit No. 1 on the iTunes country charts in the U.K. and Ireland, also reaching No. 4 in Australia. Press outlets worldwide have highlighted the track, including the U.K.’s Entertainment Focus, who described the song as “an emotional ballad” with a “fresh spin.” Taste of Country applauded the “mid-tempo, polished, pop-country heartbreaker” for its “strong sense of melody and even stronger vocals,” while Rolling Stone described it as “a nostalgic tale of heartbreak and regret, lamenting the potency of that particular potable when it comes to conjuring romantic memories.”
Dan + Shay have shared the song with fans both old and new: on Friday, Alexa users who asked their device to play Amazon’s featured “Song of the Day” were treated to “Tequila.” The duo then took the single and more to Pittsburgh for a halftime performance at the Steelers vs. Jaguars playoff game on Sunday (photos here).
The Platinum-selling, chart-topping pair released “Tequila” on the heels of an incredible year of achievements. 2017 saw Dan + Shay earn more than 230 million streams, sell out shows in four international territories and earn a half-dozen award nominations amongst personal celebrations and milestones. The first new country duo in SoundScan recorded history to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, they recently earned their first RIAA Gold album certification for Where It All Began. Their sophomore release Obsessed produced two No. 1 smash hit singles, Platinum-certified “From The Ground Up” and Gold-certified “How Not To.”
Dan + Shay are currently in the studio working on their highly-anticipated third studio album, expected for release later this year. Fans can catch the duo live this summer as they join Rascal Flatts on their BACK TO US Tour.