Dan + Shay, the duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, notch their sixth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, as “All to Myself” ascends 2-1 in its 27th week on the Aug. 24 dated-tally, increasing by 12% to 41.9 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 18, according to Nielsen Music.
On the Hot Country Songs chart, which combines airplay, streaming and sales data, “Myself” hits a new No. 3 high, up from No. 5.
Co-penned by Smyers and Mooney, Jordan Reynolds and Nicolle Galyon, “Myself” is Dan + Shay’s, third single and Country Airplay leader, from their self-titled third LP, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart dated July 7, 2018; the set is their first to generate a trio of Country Airplay No. 1s. Lead single “Tequila” led Country Airplay for two weeks in July 2018 and “Speechless” dominated for four weeks starting last December, marking the pair’s longest-leading hit.
The duo’s first Country Airplay leader, “Nothin’ Like You” (from debut LP Where It All Began) hit the summit for a week in December 2015, followed by next single “From the Ground Up” (one week, September 2016). The pair’s third straight No. 1, “How Not To,” reached the pinnacle for a week in July 2017 (with both “Ground” and “Not” from the act’s sophomore album Obsessed).
Dan + Shay first charted on Country Airplay with Began lead single “19 You + Me,” which rose to No. 11 in April 2014.
“Thanks to an incredible effort by our promo team and unparalleled support from our fans and country radio family, we’re able to officially celebrate this week,” the duo tells Billboard. “This one is extra special because it marks our first time earning three No. 1s from one album. We’re just so grateful for every step of this journey and the victories along the way.”
The LP has now spent 45 weeks in the penthouse, the most among male artists, having passed Randy Travis’ Always & Forever, which led for 43 weeks starting in June 1987. Only one title has spent more weeks atop Top Country Albums, which launched in 1964: Shania Twain’s Come On Over, which ruled for 50 frames beginning in November 1997.
LANE LANDS FOURTH TOP 10 Chris Lane nets his fourth total and consecutive Country Airplay top 10, as “I Don’t Know About You” hops 14-10 in its 39th week, gaining by 10% to 21.7 million in audience. The song follows his “Take Back Home Girl” (featuring Tori Kelly), which peaked at No. 8 last August; “For Her” (No. 10, September 2017); and his lone No. 1 thus far, “Fix,” which led for a week in August 2016.
‘HELL’ OF A DEBUT Blake Shelton’s new single “Hell Right” (featuring Trace Adkins) arrives as the top debut on Country Airplay at No. 26, drawing 6.8 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 18. The song was released on Aug. 16 and helped by hourly plays on participating iHeartMedia stations that day.
The track is Shelton’s follow-up to “God’s Country,” which topped Country Airplay for two weeks in July, becoming his 26th No. 1. It ruled Hot Country Songs for seven weeks, marking his 14th leader.
“Right” is the first Shelton/Adkins collaboration since the pair dominated with “Hillbilly Bone” for a week in 2010.
The new single is Adkins’ 40th Country Airplay entry and highest-debuting. He previously started at a No. 40 best debut with “Just Fishin’,” which went on to hit No. 6 in 2011, becoming his 15th and most recent top 10.