Global superstars BEBE REXHA and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE are making Country music history with the debut of their red-hot collaboration, “Meant to Be,” dominating the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at #1.
Immediately skyrocketing to the chart’s top position, the vibey romantic anthem marks the first #1 Hot County Songs debut in FGL’s already-groundbreaking career, and only the third #1 debut in the chart’s modern history. The track also makes Rexha the first solo female to debut at the chart’s top spot, which according to Billboard gathered 10.4 million U.S. streams in its first week of release while simultaneously landing inside the Top 10 of the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart.
“Meant to Be” is now FGL’s sixth #1 on the chart – which measures a combination of radio airplay, sales and streams – and includes their record-breaking 18-week run of “H.O.L.Y.” in 2016 and 24-week reign of “Cruise” in 2012.
Featuring a laid-back beat and sultry vocal harmonies, “Meant to Be” was co-written by FGL’s Tyler Hubbard with Rexha, Josh Miller and David Garcia, and appears on Rexha’s new EP, ALL YOUR FAULT: PT. 2. Although not originally envisioned as a Country single, fan demand caused radio stations to begin spinning the track organically, and it was officially released in late November.
Its unexpected success highlights FGL’s undeniable dominance as Country continues to evolve, with fans embracing their anything-goes mindset and commitment to staying fresh.
The duo is currently back in the studio working on a new album, the follow-up to 2016’s DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG Records). Pushing the duo into a bold new stylistic territory and helping them achieve stadium-headliner status, the project included the 3X PLATINUM-certified lead single “H.O.L.Y.” and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (featuring Backstreet Boys).
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About Bebe Rexha: Singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has accumulated over 10 million overall single sales, 3.25 billion total global streams and a radio audience of over 10 billion. She hit #1 on both the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her Platinum-selling smash single “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. Her single “No Broken Hearts” featuring Nicki Minaj has over 217 million YouTube/VEVO views to date, she is featured on Martin Garrix’s single “In The Name of Love” which already has over 231 million YouTube/VEVO views and “I Got You,” has garnered over 199 million YouTube/VEVO views. Bebe Rexha burst onto the scene in 2013 when she penned the song which became a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna—“Monster” – which went RIAA quadruple-platinum stateside. She wrote and featured on Cash Cash’s “Take Me Home” and Pitbull’s “This Is Not A Drill” in addition to writing Tinashe’s “All Hands On Deck” and Selena Gomez’s “Champion.” Her 2015 debut EP, I Don’t Wanna Grow Up (Warner Bros. Records) boasts the singles “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” and “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy,” which racked up over 52 million Spotify streams in only six months. That same year, she co-wrote and carried instantly recognizable hooks for the double-platinum “Hey Mama” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack which was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song, as well as the Billboard Hot 100 smash “Me, Myself, & I” with G-Eazy. Bebe released her debut album, All Your Fault: Part 1 and All Your Fault: Part 2 this year to rave reviews. In addition, she is also featured on Louis Tomlinson’s track, “Back to You,” off of his upcoming solo album. Her most recent single, “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line, is currently climbing the charts and has amassed over 80M global streams to date.https://www.countryschatter.com/2017/12/bebe-rexha-and-floridia-georgia-line-are-meant-to-be-1/New ReleasesNewsPress ReleaseBebeRexha,Billboard,David Garcia,Dig Your Roots H.O.L.Y.,Florida Georgia Line,Josh Miller,Meant to Be