Global Streams Explode Over 478 Million
The unlikely pairing between Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha continues to elevate to elite status as the powerhouse entertainers drive the history-making “Meant to Be” collaboration 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 Florida Georgia Line’s record-breaking rank as “Meant to Be” also charges the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart at Top 10-and-rising. Florida Georgia Line last cracked Top 5 on the chart with their breakout smash hit “Cruise” in 2013.
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Rexha, alongside Josh Miller and David Garcia, penned “Meant to Be,” which Billboard 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.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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