” Meant to Be ” is by Bebe Rexha ( Bleta “Bebe” Rexha ), the American singer, songwriter and record producer.
The song features vocals from Florida Georgia Line, the multi-award winning American country music duo, made up of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley. They began their career as a cover band. Their debut single ” Cruise “, released on the 6th of August 2012, has been downloaded over 7.5 million times and has been certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ).
” Meant to Be ” was released on the 24th of October 2017 under the record label Warner Bros. Records.
The track was written by Bebe Rexha, Tyler Hubbard, Josh Miller and David Garcia. Production for the single was by Wilshire and Grammy award-winning multi-genre American producer, David Garcia.
It was released as the second single from Bebe Rexha’s second Extended Play, All Your Fault: Pt. 2. The EP, released on the 11th of August 2017, reached number thirty-three on the Billboard 200 in the United States and also peaked at number two on the ARIA ( Australian Recording Industry Association ) Australia Hitseeker Albums Chart and thirty on the Billboard Canada chart.
It also features on Bebe Rexha’s debut studio album, Expectations. The album, released on the 22nd of June 2018, features Florida Georgia Line and rappers Quavo and Tory Lanez. To date, it has reached number thirteen on the Billboard 200 in the United States and thirty-three in the United Kingdom.
Written as a ballad, ” Meant to Be ” is a feel-good song, with the message that whatever will be, will be. The inspiration for the lyrics came from Hayley, Tyler Hubbard’s pregnant wife. In an interview with Billboard, Bebe Rexha explained ” It was my second session of the day and their second session of the day, and they were kind of over it and so was I,” adding ” Tyler and I sat down, and he was like, ‘You know what my just wife told me? She said, ‘If it’s meant to be, it’ll be that we write a hit or not.’ And, I said, ‘Well that’s the song — let’s go!’ Then the song just poured out. ”
The accompanying video was directed by Sophie Muller, the English music video director. She has worked with some of the most successful recording artists including Beyoncé, Coldplay, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Shakira, The Killers, Radiohead, Annie Lennox, Björk, Leona Lewis and Pink.
The video was shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bebe Rexha plays a waitress at a diner who has dreams of stardom. It also features Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, who can be seen eating at one of the diner’s booths.
” Meant to Be ” has been a commercial success for Bebe Rexha. In the United States, the single entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number sixty-one and peaked at number two, kept from the top by ” God’s Plan “, by Drake.
The song has become her third top ten hit and the first in which Bebe Rexha is the solo artist. It is also the second top ten hit for Florida Georgia Line.
To date, the song has spent fifty-two weeks on the chart. Also, it’s Babe Rexha’s highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing the success of her collaboration on American rapper G-Eazy’s ” Me, Myself & I “.
The single also found success on the Hot Country Songs Chart, debuting at the top. In doing so, it became Babe Rexha’s first entry on that chart. Florida Georgia Line gained their sixth number one with the entry. The fact that the song debuted at the top of the Hot Country Songs Chart means Bebe Rexha is the first female artist to debut at the top of the chart. It is the longest-running chart-topping song on the chart for a lead female artist, beating the previous record holder, Taylor Swift and her single ” We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together “.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 8th of February 2018 and peaked at number eleven. It has spent nine weeks in the Top Twenty and, to date, spent twenty-eight weeks on the chart there.
” Meant to Be ” has made the Top Ten in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and Sweden. In Israel, the single topped the Media Forest TV Airplay Chart.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 2
UK Highest Chart Position: 11
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