“Take Me Home For Christmas,” the first original holiday song from two-time GRAMMY winners and current nominees Dan + Shay, is No. 1 today on iTunes’ all-genre Top Holiday Songs Chart (LISTEN HERE). With 10 million global streams to date, “Take Me Home For Christmas” has been a fan favorite since its release last month with the duo performing it Tuesday morning (12/8) on NBC’s TODAY following a standout performance on the network’s iconic Christmas In Rockefeller Center special. Dan + Shay recently chatted with Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s At Home with Dan + Shay where they discussed the song’s inspiration and more.
Dan + Shay are fresh off their GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance – an award they have won for two consecutive years – for their massive global smash “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber. This nod follows previous wins for “10,000 Hours” including Top Country Song at the Billboard Music Awards, Best Lyrics at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and all-genre Collaborative of the Year at the American Music Awards, making the duo the first country act to ever win the category.
The top-streamed track on Spotify’s Hot Country Playlist this year, “10,000 Hours” recently surpassed 510 million streams on the platform alone. Globally, the song has garnered more than 1.4 billion streams to date and has broken records as the biggest first-week streaming total in country music history. It was the first song by a country duo or group ever to debut in the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 5 and spent 21 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs (fourth longest run in chart history). The worldwide hit has achieved 2x Platinum certification in Australia and Canada, Platinum certification in the Netherlands, and Gold certification in four other countries.
The pair swept their AMA Awards-nominated categories, also taking home trophies for Favorite Duo or Group – Country and Favorite Song – Country, bringing their total AMA career-wins to five. In addition to their consecutive AMA and GRAMMY Awards, they are also the reigning ACM Duo of the Year (2x), CMA Duo of the Year (2x), CMT Duo Video of the Year (3x), Billboard Top Country Duo/Group (2x) and more.
Their current Top 5 and climbing single “I Should Probably Go To Bed” has earned more than 130 million global streams to date and garnered their highest first-week equivalents for a duo-only release. Hailed as “ripe for arena sing-alongs” by Billboard, it was produced by the duo’s Dan Smyers and co-written alongside bandmate Shay Mooney. Having reached No.1 on the Country Digital Songs Sales chart upon release, the track’s music video took home the CMT Award for Duo Video of the Year (WATCH HERE).
With more than 6.5 billion career streams, Dan + Shay have garnered more than two dozen GRAMMY, ACM, American Music, Billboard Music, CMA and CMT Award wins and nominations. The duo took home a second consecutive GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group Performance earlier this year (2020 – “Speechless,” 2019 – “Tequila”). Their Platinum-certified self-titled album included global hit “Tequila" (5x Platinum), multi-format hit “Speechless” (4x Platinum), and No.1 country song “All To Myself" (2x Platinum). In the seven years since they formed, Dan + Shay have accumulated 32 total RIAA certifications and achieved seven No. 1 singles at country radio.