Dan + Shay debut in Billboard top 10
Saturday, June 30, 2018
– Dan + Shay scored its third top 10 album on the Billboard charts with its self-titled disc debuting in sixth with 44,000 units.
Of that figure, 24,000 were in traditional album sales. Dan + Shay will be first, of course, on the Top Country Albums chart. The duo's two previous albums were "Obsessed," which hit eighth in 2016 and "Where It All Began," sixth in 2014.
Panic! At the Disco has the number one album with "Pray for the Wicked" having 180,000 album equivalent units. The charts will be released on Tuesday.
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The track list on Dan +Shay's self-titled third album has a song crediting Kelly Clarkson as a featured vocalist. Upon a full listen, you will think they forgot about a few others. The disc features the duo's contemporary sound that mirrors many artists in the genre. The lead-off track, "Alone Together," evokes Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox and is half of the only seven minutes on the tidy 35-minute collection that represent anything near up-tempo.
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Dan Myers and James Shay Mooney came from different parts of the country (Allegheny County, Pa. and Arkansas, respectively) and met in Nashville where each was tracking the well-worn path to country music success. They began writing songs together a little over three years ago, already have a hit album ("Where It All Began") and now have another tiger by the tail.
Dan + Shay know a hook, can write songs and have identified a sweet spot in the formula of country music success. ...
Dan + Shay debut with a likable disc, if your bent is the Rascal Flatts world of country. In fact, Dan Smyers of Pittsburgh and Shay Mooney of Arkansas come mighty close to mimicking the longstanding country stars with the biggest difference that they're a duo and Rascal Flatts is a trio. Perhaps the similarities ought come as no surprise because the duo started writing the day after they met in Nashville in December 2012. Guess who placed their first song on hold? Rascal Flatts. ...