Dan + Shay Join Spotify’s Billions Club With ‘10,000 Hours’

Congratulations to Dan + Shay, who just achieved a massive new milestone. The duo, made up of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, is celebrating being part of Spotify’s Billions Club, after their 2019 hit, “10,000 Hours,” a collaboration with Justin Bieber, hit one billion streams.

“A billion is a difficult number to comprehend in general, but to know that one song has been streamed over a billion times on a single platform is just incredible,” Smyers says. “We’re grateful for everyone who had a hand in creating ‘10,000 Hours, ‘and everyone who took the time to listen. Here’s to a billion more!”

“10,000 Hours” is from Dan + Shay’s 2021 Good Things album. The song was written by Dan + Shay, along with Bieber, Jordan Reynolds, Jessie Jo Dillon and Jason Boyd. Smyers and Mooney had already begun working on “10,000 Hours” when they had the idea to ask Bieber to join them on the feel-good song.

“He hit back right away like, [He]  loves the song. Wants to do it,” Smyers told Taste of Country. “So we connected and he wrote a couple of lines on it, put his spin on it.”

Dan + Shay have another hit on their hands, with their Top 5 single, “Save Me The Trouble.” The song is from their Bigger Houses album, out now.

“‘Save Me The Trouble’ was the very last song that we wrote for this album,” Smyers told Audacy. “That’s kind of how it always goes; you turn in the whole album, you think you’re done. All the pressure’s off and you get back in the writing room, when nobody’s looking over your shoulder, expecting anything, and this song poured out of us. The same thing happened with ‘Speechless,’ on our self-titled album.”

Dan + Shay revealed earlier this year that they spent four months apart, unsure if they wanted to continue as a duo.  After realizing they had more music they wanted to make, Smyers and Mooney created Bigger Houses, a record they say will always be a benchmark for them.

“Some of our records have been more pop- or hip-hop/R&B-infused, but on this record, I wanted to make tracks that we could hop up at any bar anywhere with our live band and play the songs as they were recorded,” Smyers explained. “Ultimately, this music, this whole album is something that I’ll be able to look back on in a decade or two and be really proud of the way it turned out.”

Dan + Shay will embark on their Heartbreak On The Map Tour on February 29, with Ben Rector and Hailey Whitters joining them on the road. Find music and tour dates at DanandShay.com.