Dan + Shay (album)

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Dan + Shay
Dan shay self titled.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
GenreCountry, country pop
Length35:16
LabelWarner Nashville
Producer
Dan + Shay chronology
Obsessed
(2016)
Dan + Shay
(2018)
Singles from Dan + Shay
  1. "Tequila"
    Released: January 10, 2018
  2. "Speechless"
    Released: August 6, 2018
  3. "All to Myself"
    Released: February 11, 2019

Dan + Shay is the self-titled, third album by American country music duo Dan + Shay. It was released on June 22, 2018 via Warner Bros. Records Nashville. The album includes the single "Tequila".

Content[edit]

The duo announced the track listing via social media in May 2018. In addition to lead single "Tequila", they announced that the album would contain a duet with Kelly Clarkson.[1] Group member Dan Smyers told Taste of Country, "I feel like this is the first time we really nailed it telling our story, saying what we want to say and putting the songs out that sound like we want to sound and how we want to be perceived. It feels really special, the whole body of work."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars
Entertainment Focus5/5 stars
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars
Sounds Like Nashville(Positive)
The Young Folks8/10

Cillea Houghton of Sounds Like Nashville reviewed the album with favor, stating that it "not only demonstrate how they’ve evolved musically on their self-titled record, but prove the purity that lives in their songwriting."[3] It received 3.5 out of 5 stars from Rolling Stone, whose Jon Freeman wrote that the duo "maintain their low-key approach, delighting in simple, domestic pleasures and providing a reminder to pause and take a breath."[4] Rating it 3 out of 5 stars, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic was more mixed, saying that the album "may not be much more than aural wallpaper but that's all it's intended to be and, on that level, it's well executed: it's so slick and smooth, it doesn't make a single wave."[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

Dan + Shay debuted at number six on US Billboard 200 chart and number one on US Top Country Albums, selling 44,000 album-equivalent units (including 24,000 in pure album sales) in its first week of release.[6] On March 6, 2019, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over 500,000 units in the United States.[7] As of April 2019, the album has sold 121,700 copies in the United States.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Alone Together"
2:51
2."Tequila"
3:16
3."What Keeps You Up at Night"
  • Chase Foster
  • Jordan Minton
  • Reynolds
3:21
4."All to Myself"
  • Smyers
  • Mooney
  • Reynolds
  • Galyon
2:49
5."Keeping Score" (featuring Kelly Clarkson)
  • Smyers
  • Reynolds
  • Laura Veltz
3:40
6."Make or Break"
  • Smyers
  • Mooney
  • Reynolds
  • Emily Weisband
2:35
7."Speechless"
  • Smyers
  • Mooney
  • Reynolds
  • Veltz
3:33
8."Stupid Love"3:14
9."No Such Thing"
2:59
10."My Side of the Fence"
  • Mooney
  • Benjy Davis
3:39
11."Island Time"3:19

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brickey, Kelly (May 18, 2018). "Dan + Shay Share News of Self-Titled Album, Reveal Tracklist". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Houghton, Cillea (June 22, 2018). "DAN + SHAY CHALLENGED THEMSELVES WITH NEW ALBUM: 'THIS FEELS LIKE US'". Taste of Country. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Houghton, Cillea (June 19, 2018). "Album Review: Dan + Shay's Self-Titled Album". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Freeman, Jon (June 28, 2018). "Review: Dan + Shay Kick up a Quiet Country Storm on Self-Titled LP". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Dan + Shay". Allmusic. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (July 1, 2018). "Panic! at the Disco's 'Pray for the Wicked' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "American album certifications – Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  8. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 8, 2019). "Top 10 Country Albums: April 8, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Dan %2B Shay – Dan %2B Shay". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "Dan Shay Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 2, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Country Artists Albums Chart Top 20". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  14. ^ "Dan Shay Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.