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 No. 1.
Immediately skyrocketing to the chart’s top position, the vibey romantic anthem marks the first No. 1 Hot County Songs debut in FGL’s already-groundbreaking career, and only the third #1 debut in the chart’s modern history.
“Meant to Be” is now FGL’s sixth No. 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.
Featuring 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.
Its 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).