FILE - In this April 15, 2018 file photo, Tyler Hubbard, right, and Brian Kelley, left, of Florida Georgia Line, and Bebe Rexha, center, perform "Meant to Be" at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The crossover hit “Meant To Be” has broken a new record on the Billboard Hot Country chart, remaining in the No. 1 spot for 35 weeks. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line break country chart record

July 30, 2018 - 11:02 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It was just meant to be: Pop singer Bebe Rexha and country duo Florida Georgia Line's massive crossover hit "Meant to Be" has broken a new record on Billboard's Hot country songs chart, remaining in the No. 1 spot for 35 weeks.

Billboard reports the song, which was dually promoted to country and pop radio, passed Sam Hunt's previous powerhouse "Body Like a Back Road," which held the record for 34 weeks in 2017.

The chart encompasses streaming, sales and airplay. Written by Rexha, FGL's Tyler Hubbard, Josh Miller and David Garcia, "Meant to Be" has peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

The song appears on Rexha's 2017 EP, "All Your Fault: Pt. 2," and her full-length debut album, "Expectations," released last month.

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