Meant to Be (Bebe Rexha song)

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"Meant to Be"
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Single by Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
from the album All Your Fault: Pt. 2 and Expectations
Released October 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)
Format Digital download
Genre Country pop[1]
Length 2:43
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Wilshire
Bebe Rexha singles chronology
"Back to You"
(2017)
"Meant to Be"
(2017)
"Home"
(2017)
"Back to You"
(2017)
"Meant to Be"
(2017)
"Home"
(2017)
Florida Georgia Line singles chronology
"Let Me Go"
(2017) Let Me Go2017
"Meant to Be"
(2017) Meant to Be2017
"Up Down"
(2017) Up Down2017

"Meant to Be" is a song recorded by American singer Bebe Rexha featuring vocals from American country music duo Florida Georgia Line,[2][3] from Rexha's third extended play (EP) All Your Fault: Pt. 2 and upcoming debut studio album Expectations. It was released to American contemporary hit radio on October 24, 2017, by Warner Bros. Records as the second single from the EP.[4]

Music video

The music video directed by Sophie Muller was released on October 23, 2017, and it was filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[5] As of June 2018 the video has over 460 million views on YouTube.[2]

Commercial performance

"Meant to Be" entered the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 61 on the chart dated November 11, 2017. It has since peaked at number two behind Drake's "God's Plan", becoming Rexha's third top ten hit and her first as a solo lead artist, as well as the second top ten hit for Florida Georgia Line. It is Rexha's highest-charting single on the chart, surpassing "Me, Myself & I".[6]

It also debuted atop the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming Rexha's first entry on that chart and Florida Georgia Line's sixth number one. Rexha also became the first female artist to ever debut atop the chart, while "Meant to Be" is the third song overall to start at the summit since 2012, when the chart transitioned to a hybrid data list, blending airplay, streaming and sales.[7][8] The song has spent 29 weeks at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart,[9] surpassing Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" as the longest-running number one song on the chart for a lead female artist.[10] The song has sold 1,104,000 copies in the United States as of June 2018.[11]

Track listing

  • Digital download[12]
  1. "Meant to Be" (Acoustic) – 2:38

Charts

Chart (2017–18) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[13] 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[14] 49
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[15] 34
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[16] 12
Brazil (Brasil Hot 100 Airplay)[17] 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[18] 7
Canada AC (Billboard)[19] 14
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[20] 13
Canada Country (Billboard)[21] 7
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[22] 2
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[23] 61
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[24] 23
Denmark (Tracklisten)[25] 38
Germany (Official German Charts)[26] 57
Greece (IFPI Greece)[27] 40
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[28] 28
Ireland (IRMA)[29] 22
Israel (Media Forest TV Airplay)[30] 1
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[31] 31
Malaysia Streaming (RIM)[32] 20
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[33] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[34] 18
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[35] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[36] 5
Philippines (Philippine Hot 100)[37] 37
Portugal (AFP)[38] 54
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[39] 5
Singapore (RIAS)[40] 28
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[41] 57
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[42] 28
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[43] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[44] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[45] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 2
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[46] 3
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[47] 1
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[48] 1
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[49] 11
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[50] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[51] 2
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[52] 32

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[53] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Belgium (BEA)[54] Gold 15,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[55] Gold 45,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[56] 2× Platinum 60,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[57] Platinum 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[58] 2× Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[59] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[60] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[61] 3× Platinum 1,104,000[11]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States October 24, 2017 Contemporary hit radio Warner Bros. [4]
November 20, 2017 Country radio
[62]
Italy February 2, 2018 Contemporary hit radio Warner [63]

References

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