Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha Make History with “Meant to Be”

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Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha have made chart history with “Meant to Be.” Their collaboration has spent an unprecedented 39 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, besting Sam Hunt’s previous 34-week record set last year with “Body Like A Back Road.”

The 3x platinum song was written by FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Bebe with Josh Miller and David Garcia. It landed at No. 1 on the chart on Dec. 16, 2017, and remained there for 39 consecutive weeks.

“I’m so honored to be a writer and an artist on this song,” FGL’s Tyler Hubbard tells Billboard. “I’m thankful to just be one of the many people who put so much energy and effort into making music history. Now, it’s time to get back in the studio and try to break the new record.”

Bandmate Brian Kelley shares Tyler’s excitement, adding, “The power of music continues to blow our minds, and we are extremely humbled and thankful that ‘Meant’ has spent the better part of a year at the top. The connection we feel with our fans through our music is extra special with this song. Bebe and her camp were a blast to work with.”

“Meant to Be” has surpassed 1 billion total streams globally and became FGL’s first No. 1 Hot Country Songs debut. The song’s success has additional chart history for Bebe, who became the first solo female to launch in the No. 1 position on the chart.

“I’m grateful to be able to create music that allows me to push limits and push myself. I’m grateful for all the love and warmth from the country community [and give] credit to country greats who influenced me: Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and so many more,” Bebe said in a statement. “Here’s to writing with your heart and breaking boundaries.”

Annie Reuter
Annie Reuter is a freelance journalist based in Nashville. When she's not covering the latest music news or interviewing countless country artists, she can be found at a writers round listening to the best up-and-coming songwriting talent Music City has to offer.

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