Obsessed (Dan + Shay album)

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Obsessed
Dan + Shay - Obsessed (Official Album Cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 3, 2016 (2016-06-03)
Recorded2015
GenreCountry
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Producer
Dan + Shay chronology
Where It All Began
(2014)
Obsessed
(2016)
Dan + Shay
(2018)
Singles from Obsessed
  1. "From the Ground Up"
    Released: February 5, 2016
  2. "How Not To"
    Released: September 26, 2016
  3. "Road Trippin'"
    Released: July 17, 2017

Obsessed is the second studio album recorded by American country music duo Dan + Shay, released by Warner Bros. Nashville on June 3, 2016.[1] The lead single, "From the Ground Up", was released in February 2016.[2][3] The second single, "How Not To", was released in September 2016. The third single, "Road Trippin'" released in July 17, 2017.

Background[edit]

In 2015, Dan + Shay experienced a career breakthrough when "Nothin' Like You", the third single from their chart-topping debut album, reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.[4] That same year, they began work on their second album. The duo told country music blog The Boot that they have grown as artists and songwriters in the time since completing their first record but didn't stray too far from what fans have come to expect from them on Obsessed.[5] They also noted that they had more time to work on this album, and as a result they are "really, really proud" of the music they created.[5] Obsessed became available for pre-order on April 29, 2016.[6]

The album's title is derived from the final track and was inspired by the duo's fans. Following the release of "From the Ground Up", Dan + Shay noticed fans using the hashtag "#obsessed" in relation to the song, and they ultimately decided the descriptor was appropriate for the album.[7] "We're even more obsessed with making music for our fans than they are to hear it," explained vocalist Shay Mooney.[7]

"All Nighter" was previously recorded by American country music trio Lady Antebellum for the deluxe edition of their sixth studio album, 747 (2014).[8]

Promotion[edit]

Singles[edit]

The lead single for the album, "From the Ground Up", was released on February 5, 2016.[2] It debuted at number 37 on the Country Airplay chart before its official radio release date (February 22, 2016[3]) and has since peaked at number one; it has also reached a peak of number three on the Hot Country Songs chart and entered the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"How Not To" was released to radio on September 26, 2016 as the album's second official single.[9]

"Road Trippin'" was selected by a fan vote as the record's third single.[10] It was released to country radio on July 17, 2017.[11]

Other songs[edit]

"Already Ready" was made available to digital retailers on April 29, 2016 alongside the pre-order launch.[12] It entered the Hot Country Songs chart at number 44.

Commercial performance[edit]

Obsessed debuted on the Billboard 200 at number eight and the Top Country Albums chart at number two, selling 26,000 copies (33,000 equivalent album units) in its first week.[13] The album has sold 95,700 copies in the US as of September 2017.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."All Nighter"
3:23
2."Road Trippin'"
  • Smyers
  • Johnson
3:33
3."From the Ground Up"
  • Smyers
  • Hendricks
4:15
4."Already Ready"
  • Smyers
  • Hendricks
3:22
5."How Not To"
  • Smyers
  • Hendricks
3:13
6."Lipstick"
  • Smyers
  • Mooney
  • Galyon
  • Smyers
  • Hendricks
3:29
7."Round the Clock"
  • Smyers
  • Frasure
3:23
8."Lately"
  • Smyers
  • Mooney
  • Johnson
  • Smyers
  • Johnson
4:04
9."Sway"
  • Smyers
  • Hendricks
3:10
10."Obsessed"
  • Smyers
  • Mooney
  • Nolan Lambroza
  • Breyan Isaac
  • Smyers
  • Hendricks
5:00
Total length:36:52

Personnel[edit]

Dan + Shay

Additional musicians

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obsessed by Dan + Shay" (Pre-Order). iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "From the Ground Up - Single by Dan + Shay". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Billboard Country Update" (February 8, 2016). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  4. ^ Asker, Jim (December 8, 2015). "Dan + Shay Land First No. 1 Single; Carrie Underwood Returns to Lead Country Albums Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b Stefano, Angela (April 20, 2016). "Dan + Shay Reveal Sophomore Album's Title, Release Date". The Boot. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  6. ^ "SB Projects - Dan + Shay - OBSESSED (Pre-Order)". Scooter Braun. April 28, 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  7. ^ a b Freeman, Jon (April 20, 2016). "Dan + Shay Plot New Album 'Obsessed'". Rolling Stone Country. Wenner Media. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  8. ^ "747 [Deluxe Edition] - Lady Antebellum | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Future Release for Country Radio Stations". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on September 14, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  10. ^ Casey, Jim (June 19, 2017). "When You're Hot, You're Hot: Dan + Shay Score 3rd Consecutive No. 1 Single With "How Not To" & Announce New Single". Nash Country Weekly. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  11. ^ "Single Releases : MusicRow". MusicRow. Archived from the original on June 27, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  12. ^ "Obsessed by Dan + Shay". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Archived from the original (Pre-Order) (Archived) on April 29, 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  13. ^ Asker, Jim (June 14, 2016). "Maren Morris Debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums, Tim McGraw Tops Country Airplay". Billboard.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 6, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: September 5, 2017". Roughstock.
  15. ^ "ARIA Report (Issue #1372)" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. June 13, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  16. ^ "Dan + Shay Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  17. ^ "Official Country Artists Albums Chart Top 20". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  18. ^ "Drake's 'Views' Album No. 1 for Sixth Week on Billboard 200, Paul Simon Debuts at No. 3". Billboard. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  19. ^ "Dan + Shay Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  20. ^ "Top Country Albums - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2017.