Dan + Shay “Good Things” Certified By RIAA On Release Day

Grammy winning duo's new album certified on first day of release, something that hasn’t happened to any other album in the streaming era.

It’s only been a couple of days but Dan + Shay’s fourth album, Good Things, has been certified Gold by the RIAA upon its release. It’s the first time that an album has been certified Gold on release date in the steaming era. The Album’s third single “Glad You Exist” hit #1 on Monday while “Steal My Love” has already impacted radio and looks to follow as the fourth #1 from the album (Previous releases “10,000 Hours” and “I Should Probably Go To Bed” are both previously RIAA-certified #1 hits from the duo).

“Three years ago, Dan + Shay made history with ‘Tequila’ – and have continued on a meteoric rise ever since,” said Warner Music Nashville Chairman & CEO, John Esposito. “This extraordinary accomplishment is yet another testament to their unparalleled talent and work ethic. The first and only country album in the streaming era to be certified Gold upon release, are you kidding? That’s freaking insane! I couldn’t be one iota prouder that Dan + Shay are part of the Warner Music Nashville family. They are artists of a generation.”

“Congratulations to Dan + Shay on ‘Good Things’ becoming the first country album in the streaming era to be RIAA certified Gold at release!” said Mitch Glazier, Chairman & CEO, RIAA. “Dan + Shay are no stranger to high-ranking Gold & Platinum achievements. Every Dan + Shay album released has been certified Gold or Platinum by the RIAA. An album only goes Gold on release when an artist has forged the most enduring and energized connection with their fans. Congrats to Dan + Shay and their team at Warner Music Nashville on this awesome milestone, which reflects years of incredible music and hard work.”

Good Things follows in the footsteps of Dan + Shay, the duo’s third album that launched them to superstardom. The Platinum-certified record features global hit “Tequila" (6x Platinum and more than 1.2 billion global streams), multi-format hit “Speechless” (5x Platinum and more than 1.1 billion global streams), and No.1 country song “All To Myself" (2x Platinum). The album has aided in countless wins and honors including GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, CMT, American Music, Billboard and iHeartRadio Music Awards, among others. It also added to the duo’s more than eight billion streams globally, 40 RIAA Platinum and Gold certifications and nine No.1 singles at country radio.


  • Courtney Puzzo

    this isn't a rare occurence certifications like this have happened on release day since 1976 when Wings At The Speed Of Sound was certified Gold on its release date March 25th and platinum on May 3rd 1976 granted only platinum existed then multi platinum launched in 1984 and Diamond in 1999 there's usually a 4 week waiting period for certification as per RIAA rules granted only around 100 albums and 60 singles are certified diamond