Florida Georgia Line Scores a First by Topping Three Country Song Charts With Three Different Songs: ‘Up Down,’ ‘Simple’ & ‘Meant to Be’
Three charts, three No. 1s
As Florida Georgia Line, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, extends its reign atop Billboard‘s streaming, airplay and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart (dated June 30) to a 30th week with its Bebe Rexha collab “Meant to Be,” the duo sets a record atop the tally’s three component charts.
On Country Airplay, Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down,” featuring FGL, rockets 6-1, up 17 percent to 39.7 million audience impressions in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music. “Up Down” is Wallen’s first Country Airplay leader and FGL’s 13th.
Atop Country Digital Song Sales, FGL’s newest single, “Simple,” leads, rebounding 2-1 as it gained by 2 percent to 21,000 downloads sold. The song, which debuted at No. 1 two weeks earlier, is the pair’s eighth No. 1 on the chart.
Thirdly, on Country Streaming Songs, “Meant to Be,” FGL’s fifth No. 1 and Rexha’s first, rules for a 26th week, with 16.8 million U.S. clicks.
FGL’s unprecedented hat trick follows five acts that have led all three lists simultaneously, but not with three distinct songs each: Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Keith Urban.
On Hot Country Songs, “Meant,” Up” and “Simple” place at Nos. 1, 5 and 6, respectively, with all three songs in the top 10 together for a third week. FGL is the fifth act, and first duo or group, to triple up in the top 10 simultaneously.
As FGL’s Kelley recently mused on the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast of its versatility, “We can go left, we can go right and show our artistry and be creative.”