BEBE REXHA AND FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ARE “MEANT TO BE” MAKING HISTORY
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Crossover Collaboration Continues to Reign No. 1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for 12 Weeks Running; Top 10-and-Rising on All-Genre Billboard Hot 100 Chart
Global Streams Explode Over 478 Million
NASHVILLE, TN (February 20, 2018) – MULTI-PLATINUM superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINEcontinue to elevate their elite status as world-class powerhouse entertainers driving the history-making “Meant to Be” collaboration with BEBE REXHA into uncharted territory with their PLATINUM-certified single.
“Meant to Be” dominates the No. 1 spot for 12 weeks running on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and nabs Rexha a record for being the longest-leading chart-topper for a song by a lead female. The unprecedented feat only adds to FGL’s record-breaking rank as “Meant to Be” also charges the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart at Top 10-and-rising. FGL last cracked Top 5 on the chart with their breakout smash hit “Cruise” in 2013.
FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Rexha, alongside Josh Miller and David Garcia, penned “Meant to Be,” whichBillboard describes as “the ultimate midpoint not only between their respective styles, but for pretty much all of 2018 pop music: Its piano hook is EDM, its alternately snapping and skittering beat is hip-hop, its vocal twang is country and its chorus is smooth pop-soul.” Surpassing 478 million global streams to date, it continues to master both Country and Pop chart airplay simultaneously while the adjoining free-and-easy music video has garnered more than 207.8 million views.
Critics continue to commend the prized hitmakers for the fated collaboration:
“Meant to Be” continues to become a match made in country-pop heaven…” – Billboard
“Piano and gospel-infused organ form the melodic foundation, while a thumping drum loop nudges it into dance territory.” – Rolling Stone Country
“Florida Georgia Line may be a country duo, but they definitely know how to play the game in the pop world…” – Sounds Like Nashville
“sexy groove” – Rare Country
“Florida Georgia Line’s Collab With Bebe Rexha Really Is ‘Meant to Be’” – Taste of Country
Riding a meteoric career high of milestone triumphs jam-packed with colossal headlining tours – like THE SMOOTH STADIUM TOUR 2017 which featured Backstreet Boys, Nelly and Chris Lane – in addition to all-star collaborations – including their 13th No. 1 “God, Your Mama, And Me” (featuring Backstreet Boys), The Chainsmokers’ “Last Day Alive,” Jason Derulo and Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night,” and most recently Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down” plus Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso’s “Let Me Go” (featuring watt) – FGL continues to set the bar as top-shelf trailblazers. Inspired by their unmatched chart-jumping last year, the BMLG Records’ showstoppers have been in the studio working on the successor to their PLATINUM-certified DIG YOUR ROOTS musical evolution which propelled 3X PLATINUM-certified lead single, “H.O.L.Y.” Crushing boundaries and redefining what’s possible, FGL fans can expect bold new music this year.
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, 4.5 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 478M 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 229 million YouTube/VEVO views, “No Broken Hearts,” featuring Nicki Minaj, has more than 233 million YouTube/VEVO views; and she is featured on Martin Garrix’s single, “In The Name of Love,” which has amassed more than 289 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.