Global entertainers FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and BEBE REXHA are “Meant to Be” #1, as their 2X PLATINUM-certified collaboration reigns both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country radio airplay charts this week. The undeniable smash marks FGL’s 14th career #1.
Also notching their 21st consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, the BMLG Records history-makers have two of the three longest-leading #1s on the chart with a previous 24-week stay for their 2012 breakout “Cruise.” In addition, FGL and Rexha are #1 on the all-genre Billboard Radio Songs chart (third week), plus Top 5-and-climbing on The Hot 100 all-genre chart. They’re chart-topping Mediabase’s Hot AC (second week) as well.
“From day one, this song was just meant to be,” shares co-writer Tyler Hubbard. “Bebe jumped in on a canceled writing session last minute and now it’s going down in history.”
Brian Kelley adds, “It’s been nothing but good vibes to see it take off and inspire. Its message is a positive one and why I think it’s connecting with those who hear it. We can’t thank Country radio enough for all of the support.”
Penned by Hubbard and Rexha alongside Josh Miller and David Garcia, “Meant to Be” has surpassed 784 million global streams with nearly 4.4 million copies sold worldwide while setting fire to both Country and Pop radio simultaneously. Their free-and-easy music video for the fated anthem has racked up over 356.3 million views and counting.
Taking home Top Country Song for their spirited 4X PLATINUM-certified “H.O.L.Y.” last year, FGL is up for the same category at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with “Meant to Be.” Likewise, they will vie for Top Country Duo/Group Artist and Top Country Tour during the live NBC broadcast from Las Vegas on May 20.
The superstar duo will join rising Country star Morgan Wallen on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! (11:35/10:35c) on Thursday (4/26), to perform their Top 15 single “Up Down” before headlining the annual Stagecoach festival in Indio, CA, the following day (4/27).
ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE: Redefining what’s possible in Country music, global superstars Florida Georgia Line continue to push full-throttle into uncharted territories with history-making collaborations, fresh entrepreneurial ventures and bold new music while currently in the studio. Crushing record-breaking milestones, the MULTI-PLATINUM duo has heavy-hitting spotlights on Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” [#1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 21 straight weeks and 14th #1 overall as artists], Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso’s “Let Me Go” (ft. watt), Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down,” and The Chainsmokers’ “Last Day Alive.” Fueling their groundbreaking momentum, FGL’s 2016 PLATINUM-certified album, DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG Records), delivered three consecutive #1 smashes: 4X PLATINUM-certified “H.O.L.Y.” and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (ft. Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (ft. Backstreet Boys). THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 marked their first time headlining select sold-out stadium dates – featuring special guests Backstreet Boys, with critics’ reviews boasting: “Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive” (MusicRow Magazine). With over 30 million tracks and more than 4.2 million albums sold worldwide, the top-shelf entertainers remain the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout “Cruise,” which is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Since 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMAs, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. They’re vying for Top Country Duo/Group Artist, Top Country Tour, and Top Country Song (“Meant to Be”) at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards airing live May 20 on NBC. As true visionaries, FGL’s innovative endeavors also includes their own Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, plus the newly announced multifaceted compound in Nashville: Tribe Kelley Trading Post, Tree Vibez Music, and meet + greet, as well as FGL HOUSE. In addition to their supercharged music festival appearances this year, they will kick off the inaugural FGL Fest with a concert inside Turn 4 of the historic oval during the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 25th annual NASCAR weekend on September 8.
ABOUT BEBE REXHA: Singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has accumulated more than 11 million overall single sales, 3.35 billion total global streams and a radio audience of more than 10 billion. Her latest single, “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line, is currently topping the charts at #1 on Billboard Hot Country and has amassed over 784M global streams to date. Rexha, whom Billboard calls “one of the most daring artists of 2017,” burst onto the scene in 2013 when she penned the song “Monster,” which became a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna, and went RIAA quadruple-Platinum stateside. Since then, Bebe co-wrote and carried the instantly recognizable hook for the double-Platinum “Hey Mama,” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack, which has over 1 billion YouTube/VEVO views and was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. She also hit #1 both on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her Platinum-selling smash single, “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. Her last single, “I Got You” has more than 335 million YouTube/VEVO views, “No Broken Hearts,” featuring Nicki Minaj, has more than 236 million YouTube/VEVO views; and she is featured on Martin Garrix’s single, “In The Name of Love,” which has amassed more than 304 million YouTube/VEVO views. Rexha released her second EP, “All Your Fault: Part 1,” and the follow-up, “All Your Fault: Part 2,” last year to rave reviews. In addition, she also is featured on Louis Tomlinson’s track, “Back to You,” off of his upcoming solo album.http://www.countryschatter.com/2018/04/florida-georgia-line-achieves-14th-career-1-with-meant-to-be/Chart ToppersPress ReleaseBebe Rexha,Billboard,brian kelley,country Aircheck/Mediabase Country,Cruise,facebook,Florida Georgia Line,Meant to Be,Tyler Hubbard