Florida Georgia Line Marks One Hundred Total Weeks Atop Hot Country Songs With 'Meant To Be'

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Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" extends its file run to 44 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's airplay, streaming and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart (dated Oct. 6). With its continued domination, FGL turns into the primary act to prime the chart for 100 cumulative profession weeks.

"Meant" extends its reign because it leads Country Streaming Songs for a record-padding 40th week, lowering by 2 p.c to 11 million U.S. streams within the monitoring week, in response to Nielsen Music. It falls Four-10 on Country Digital Song Sales (6,000 offered, down 34 p.c), the place it dominated for 22 frames, and drew 12.Three million in nation radio viewers (43 million general), after main the Country Airplay chart dated April 28 (whereas being dually promoted to nation and pop radio).

Florida Georgia Line – Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley – celebrates its 100th whole week atop Hot Country Songs, amongst its six No. 1s, a primary within the chart's 59-year historical past. (Hot Country Songs started as an all-encompassing style survey in 1958. In October 2012, it turned an airplay, streaming and sales-driven record, at which level songs started logging far longer common instructions.)

"I proceed to be humbled and am actually speechless by watching what our supporters and followers have executed for us," Hubbard tells Billboard. "Being part of nation music historical past is greater than a dream come true, and attending to do what we love on this stage is one thing we'll by no means take without any consideration."

"We got down to write good songs, so to see them journey far past our attain remains to be exhausting to wrap our heads round," provides Kelley. "We are so grateful to nation radio, our followers and our crew for believing in even our wildest desires."

Here's how FGL received to 100 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with its six leaders: The pair's first hit, "Cruise," led for 24 weeks in 2012 and 2013, adopted by "Stay" (six weeks, 2013-14); "This Is How We Roll" (that includes Luke Bryan; six, 2014); "Dirt" (two weeks, 2014); "H.O.L.Y." (18, 2016); and "Meant" (44, 2017-18).

FGL's 100 cumulative weeks within the Hot Country Songs penthouse outpace runner-up George Strait, as his file 44 No. 1s spent 84 weeks atop the survey. Buck Owens ranks third with 82 weeks (from 21 No. 1s), adopted by Tim McGraw (73 weeks, 26 No. 1s) and Kenny Chesney (72 weeks, 23 No. 1s).

With 44 weeks, Rexha owns the mark for essentially the most time at No. 1 amongst ladies on Hot Country Songs, thanks solely to "Meant." She handed Tammy Wynette, in second place with 37 weeks at No. 1 (from 20 No. 1s); Carrie Underwood follows with 35 weeks on the apex (amongst 14 No. 1s).

MAKING IT LOOK "SIMPLE" Meanwhile, Florida Georgia Line holds the Nos. 1 and a pair of positions on Hot Country Songs, as "Meant to Be" follow-up "Simple" pushes Three-2. The latter leads Country Digital Songs for an 11th week (9,000, down 9 p.c); lifts 5-Three on Country Airplay (34.6 million, up 2 p.c); and repeats at No. 5 on Country Streaming Songs (7.Four million, up 7 p.c).

Luke Bryan had final doubled up at Nos. 1 and a pair of on Hot Country Songs concurrently, on June 28, 2014, with FGL's "This Is How We Roll," that includes Bryan, at No. 1 and Bryan's "Play It Again" at No. 2.

The solely different artists to say the highest two slots on Hot Country Songs in the identical week: Taylor Swift (2012), Willie Nelson (1982) and Buck Owens (1964).

MORRIS EN-"RICH"-ES TOP 10 Maren Morris' "Rich" enters the Country Airplay prime 10, climbing 11-10 with a 6 p.c improve to 22.7 million viewers impressions.

Co-penned by Morris, "Rich" turns into her fourth prime 10, following the No. 1s "Craving You," by Thomas Rhett that includes Morris (July 2017), and "I Could Use a Love Song" (January 2018) and her breakthrough "My Church" (No. 9, May 2016).