FGL & Bebe Rexha Set New Record

Published On July 31, 2018 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha have broken Billboard’s Hot country songs chart record with “Meant To Be.” The song has surpassed Sam Hunt’s 34-week Number One hit, “Body Like A Back Road,” to hang on to Number One for 35 weeks. The chart factors in streaming, sales and airplay. “Meant To Be” was written by Bebe, FGL’s Tyler Hubbard, Josh Miller and David Garcia and is featured on Bebe’s 2017 EP, All Your Fault: Pt. 2, as well as her full-length debut album, Expectations, which was released last month.

At the same time, FGL is climbing the country charts with “Simple,” the debut single from their upcoming studio album. While Tyler and Brian Kelley have shared a few other tracks from the new project, Brian tells us there was no doubt that “Simple” would kick things off.

“I think Tyler and I, we both knew and our whole team kind of knew that ‘Simple’ was probably going be the first single off this next project. We just feel like it’s the next step for FGL. It has a fresh sound and it’s just a good time to put it out, man.” It’s a good time to live simply, as much as things can get complicated, when you kind of zoom out and realize how blessed we all are that we’re all here getting to do this thing. I think it’s a mindset too. It’s a lifestyle and a mindset. So we’re excited about ‘Simple.’ It means a lot to us. It’s from the heart.”

We’re so grateful for y’all!! Best fans 🙏 “Meant To Be” just broke the record for longest rule in @billboard Hot County Songs Chart’s history 🙏🙏 thanks for believing in this one as much as we do

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When you find out you made history. 35 weeks at #1 on Country charts #meanttobe Thank you to everyone involved. The fans. The radio stations. Warner brothers. Big machine. The country community for welcoming a New York Pop Chick. And most importantly for @floridageorgialine for taking a chance on me. Love you all. This is incredible. Thank you thank you thank you. Here’s to taking risks and breaking boundaries ❤️

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