FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE CELEBRATES BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS + ELLEN
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Reigning Top Country Song Winners Garner Nods For “Meant To Be” Plus Top Country Duo/Group Artist + Top Country Tour
Watch Duo Perform Carefree Anthem With Bebe Rexha On Ellen
NASHVILLE, TN (April 19, 2018) — Reigning Billboard Music Awards Top Country Song (“H.O.L.Y.”) winners FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE will vie for the same category again this year with their 2X PLATINUM-certified Bebe Rexha collaboration “Meant to Be.” The BMLG Records global entertainers are also up forTop Country Duo/Group Artist and Top Country Tour at the 2018 show, live from Las Vegas on May 20.
“Feeling extremely honored and thankful to have 3 nominations at the 2018 @bbmas! Love y’all,” FGL shared on Instagram.
Lighting up Country and Pop radio playlists, “Meant to Be” continues to obliterate records as FGL now has two of the three longest-leading No. 1s on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Triumphing at the top spot for the 20th consecutive week, the smash is Top 5-and-climbing on the Billboard Hot 100 and has surpassed 784 million global streams to date. FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Rexha penned the soaring anthem alongside Josh Miller and David Garcia.
FGL had a meteoric 2017 supercharged with their 13th No. 1 “God, Your Mama, And Me” featuring Backstreet Boys; back-to-back headline runs (2017 DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR and THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017) featuring sold-out stadiums for the first-time on THE SMOOTH STADIUM TOUR 2017 with Backstreet Boys, Nelly and Chris Lane; plus chart-jumping with all-star collaborators: Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso (“Let Me Go” featuring watt) and The Chainsmokers (“Last Day Alive”).
Constantly elevating their revolutionary status with top-tier TV performances, the history-makers performed “Meant to Be” with Rexha on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday (4/18). Check out their “energized performance” (Billboard). The trio of talent served up an “ace harmonizing job” (Rolling Stone) live at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (4/15) with “arguably the biggest song on the live performance docket,” according to Billboard. Watch their impassioned appearance complete with a massive gospel-style choir here.
Next up, FGL will join rising Country star Morgan Wallen during his late-night debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! (11:35/10:35c) with the Top 15 single “Up Down” on April 26. They’ll race to Indio, CA, the next day (4/27) for their first-ever headlining slot at the annual Stagecoach festival.
For more information about Florida Georgia Line and upcoming festival tour dates, please visitfloridageorgialine.com and reach out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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 20 straight weeks], 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) [13th #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. 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.