FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE was surprised backstage with two landmark achievements during Big Machine Label Group’s luncheon at Country Radio Seminar 2020 in Nashville on Friday (2/21). Pandora honored the superstar duo with the elite BILLIONAIRE plaque for surpassing five billion lifetime spins and named them among the Top 10 most-spun Country acts in the music platform’s 20-year history.
FGL was all smiles during the plaque presentation. Tyler Hubbard exclaimed, “Now that is a lot of zeroes!” as Brian Kelley laughed and added, “Wow. We are constantly blown away by the support from our fans and are grateful to Pandora for sharing our music around the world. This honor inspires us even more and we can’t wait for you to hear what’s coming next!”
Garnering over 12 million streams per week on Pandora, FGL’s latest single “Blessings,” off GOLD-certified CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY (BMLG Records), has also remained on its Top Spins chart for seven consecutive weeks.
FGL was first played, even before they were signed to a label deal, in 2012 on SiriusXM’s The Highway channel as a “Highway Find.” “It’s exciting to acknowledge these great Pandora achievements for the duo,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “We were confirmed believers years ago when we played them as an unsigned act, and now we look forward to more great music to come for Pandora listeners and SiriusXM subscribers.”
Known to serve genre-smashing collaborations, the global entertainers released “Yummy (Country Remix)” with Justin Bieber just last week. More fresh music will continue to hit this year. FGL is also returning to the road for a stadium takeover beginning this April, as part of KENNY CHESNEY’s CHILLAXIFICATION 2020 Tour. Click here for a full list of tour dates and ticket details.
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ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE: Amassing the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan) with 11X PLATINUM breakout “Cruise,” GRAMMY-nominated duo Florida Georgia Line have been making history since 2012. As the first Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) and holding the longest reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (50 straight weeks) with 9X PLATINUM, No. 1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha, the global superstars have tallied 10.2+ billion streams, exceeded 33.6 million track downloads, sold more than 4.7 million albums worldwide, and scored 16 No. 1 singles via BMLG Records. Releasing “Yummy (Country Remix)” with Justin Bieber, more new music is expected this year. Playing to over 4 million fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours, they’ll join Kenny Chesney’s CHILLAXIFICATION 2020 Tour in the spring. Honored by ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Music Awards, their creative empire also includes thriving business initiatives: FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Round Here Records, Tree Vibez Music, Tribe Kelley, Old Camp Whiskey, and Wolf Moon Bourbon (with Jason Aldean). For more information about Florida Georgia Line, please visit floridageorgialine.com and reach out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.http://www.countryschatter.com/2020/03/pandora-awards-florida-georgia-line-billionaire-honor/AwardsPress Release"Can't Say I Ain't Country",Billionaire plaque,BMLG Records,brian kelley,Florida Georgia Line,Pandora,Tyler Hubbard