Collaboration Dominates Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart at No. 1 for Six Weeks Running
Date: Tuesday, January 23
Time: 11:35P ET/10:35P CT
Network: NBC (Check local listings)
NASHVILLE, TN (January 16, 2018) – After ringing in 2018 on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 together, global superstars BEBE REXHA and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE continue to spread “Meant to Be” vibes on high-profile TV appearances with NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next Tuesday, January 23 at 11:35P ET/10:35P CT.
Using the romantic anthem’s fated lyrics – penned by FGL’s Tyler Hubbard, Bebe Rexha, Josh Miller and David Garcia – as karmic inspiration for the new year, the stars have aligned as “Meant to Be” keeps its No. 1 reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for six weeks running.
Filmed in New Mexico under director Sophie Muller, the free-and-easy adjoining music video, which features the BMLG Records history-makers alongside Rexha, has exploded with over 139 million views and counting. Likewise, the song is chart-jumping on both Country and Pop stations, while amassing over 244 million global streams to date.
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 have heavy-hitting spotlights on Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be,” 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 No. 1 smashes: 3X PLATINUM-certified “H.O.L.Y.” [No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 18 straight weeks] and PLATINUM-certified “May We All” (ft. Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (ft. Backstreet Boys) [13th No. 1 overall as artists]. 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. As true visionaries, their innovative endeavors also include their newly-announced multifaceted compound in Nashville: Tribe Kelley Trading Post, Tree Vibez Music, and meet + greet, plus FGL HOUSE.
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 No. 1 on Billboard Hot Country and has amassed over 244M 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 No. 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 224 million YouTube/VEVO views, “No Broken Hearts,” featuring Nicki Minaj, has more than 230 million YouTube/VEVO views; and she is featured on Martin Garrix’s single, “In The Name of Love,” which has amassed more than 274 million YouTube/VEVO views. Rexha released her second EP, “All Your Fault: Part 1,” and the follow-up, “All Your Fault: Part 2,” this year to rave reviews. In addition, she also is featured on Louis Tomlinson’s track, “Back to You,” off of his upcoming solo album.