Red-Hot Collaboration Shatters Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart History

Track Is The Third Debut To Ever Top The Chart

Nashville, Tenn. (December 8, 2017) – Global superstars BEBE REXHA and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
are making Country music history with the debut of their red-hot
collaboration, “Meant to Be,” dominating the Billboard Hot Country Songs
chart at #1.

skyrocketing to the chart’s top position, the vibey romantic anthem
marks the first #1 Hot County Songs debut in FGL’s
already-groundbreaking career, and only the third #1 debut in the
chart’s modern history. The track also makes Rexha the first solo female
to debut at the chart’s top spot, which according toBillboard
gathered 10.4 million U.S. streams in its first week of release while
simultaneously landing inside the Top 10 of the all-genre Digital Song
Sales chart.

to Be” is now FGL’s sixth #1 on the chart – which measures a
combination of radio airplay, sales and streams – and includes their
record-breaking 18-week run of “H.O.L.Y.” in 2016 and 24-week reign of
“Cruise” in 2012.

a laid-back beat and sultry vocal harmonies, “Meant to Be” was
co-written by FGL’s Tyler Hubbard with Rexha, Josh Miller and David
Garcia, and appears on Rexha’s new EP, ALL YOUR FAULT: PT. 2.
Although not originally envisioned as a Country single, fan demand
caused radio stations to begin spinning the track organically, and it
was officially released in late November.

unexpected success highlights FGL’s undeniable dominance as Country
continues to evolve, with fans embracing their anything-goes mindset and
commitment to staying fresh.

The duo is currently back in the studio working on a new album, the follow-up to 2016’s DIG YOUR ROOTS
(BMLG Records). Pushing the duo into a bold new stylistic territory and
helping them achieve stadium-headliner status, the project included the
3X PLATINUM-certified lead single “H.O.L.Y.” and PLATINUM-certified
hits “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me”
(featuring Backstreet Boys).

About Florida Georgia Line:

FGL’s PLATINUM-certified musical evolution, DIG YOUR ROOTS,
propelled the history-making duo to #1 on the all-genre Billboard Artist
100 and Country Albums charts. Continuing the epic momentum, the album
has delivered three consecutive #1 smashes – the 3X PLATINUM-certified
lead single “H.O.L.Y.” [#1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for
18 straight weeks] and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (featuring
Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (featuring Backstreet Boys)
[13th #1 overall as artists]. Following a landmark DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR
that broke attendance records and reached over one million featuring
headline-grabbing guest appearances, FGL just wrapped THE SMOOTH TOUR
2017 – having played select sold-out stadium dates this summer with
special guests Backstreet Boys. Bursting with first-rate reviews of
their explosive live shows, MusicRow Magazine praised, “Just in
case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest
country acts alive.” The top-shelf entertainers continue to crush
records as the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND
certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout smash
“Cruise,” which is the best-selling digital country single of all time (SoundScan).
Since their breakout in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from
the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music
Awards. Their previous BMLG Records releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES
– have attributed to sales surpassing 30 million tracks and more than
4.2 million albums worldwide. FGL is spreading good vibes to sports fans
each week during the 2017 NFL season as they’re featured alongside Hank
Williams Jr. and Jason Derulo in “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over
Monday Night” during Monday Night Football on ESPN. Their genre-smashing collaborations also include teaming up with The Chainsmokers for “Last Day Alive” (MEMORIES…DO NOT OPEN), Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” on her recent EP ALL YOUR FAULT: PT. 2,
and Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso’s latest single “Let Me Go”
(featuring watt). Fueled by fresh inspiration and keen entrepreneurial
spirit, they’ve launched publishing company Tree Vibez Music and their
own emoji app, FGLmoji. Following the introduction of their Old Camp
Peach Pecan Whiskey, their premiere restaurant and entertainment
destination FGL HOUSE, a four-story attraction with the largest “Cruise”
rooftop Nashville has to offer, is now open.

For more information about Florida Georgia Line, please visit

About Bebe Rexha:

Singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has accumulated over 10 million overall
single sales, 3.25 billion total global streams and a radio audience of
over 10 billion. She hit #1 on both the Billboard Pop and Rap charts
with her Platinum-selling smash single “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy.
Her single “No Broken Hearts” featuring Nicki Minaj has over 217
million YouTube/VEVO views to date, she is featured on Martin Garrix’s
single “In The Name of Love” which already has over 231 million
YouTube/VEVO views and “I Got You,” has garnered over 199 million
YouTube/VEVO views. Bebe Rexha burst onto the scene in 2013 when she
penned the song which became a worldwide hit for Eminem and
Rihanna—“Monster” – which went RIAA quadruple-platinum stateside. She
wrote and featured on Cash Cash’s “Take Me Home” and Pitbull’s “This Is
Not A Drill” in addition to writing Tinashe’s “All Hands On Deck” and
Selena Gomez’s “Champion.” Her 2015 debut EP, I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
(Warner Bros. Records) boasts the singles “I Can’t Stop Drinking About
You” and “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy,” which racked up over 52 million
Spotify streams in only six months. That same year, she co-wrote and
carried instantly recognizable hooks for the double-platinum “Hey Mama”
by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack which was nominated for a
Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song, as well as the Billboard Hot 100 smash “Me, Myself, & I” with G-Eazy. Bebe released her debut album, All Your Fault: Part 1 and All Your Fault: Part 2
this year to rave reviews. In addition, she is also featured on Louis
Tomlinson’s track, “Back to You,” off of his upcoming solo album. Her
most recent single, “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line, is
currently climbing the charts and has amassed over 80M global streams to

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