Meant to Be: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
Presented by American Express
Monday, August 13, 2018; 7:30 p.m.
Member Pre-sale: July 19 at 10:30 a.m.
General On Sale: July 26 at noon
To celebrate their respective albums and triple-platinum smash single “Meant to Be” – #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 32 weeks and over 1 billion global streams – the GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to present both Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line at the Clive Davis Theater for a special conversation and performance hosted by Billboard’s West Coast Editor, Melinda Newman.
Singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has accumulated more than 12 million overall single sales, 6 billion total global streams and a radio audience of more than 10 billion. Her highly anticipated debut album, “Expectations,” was released June 22nd on Warner Bros. Records and features her newest chart climbing single, “I’m a Mess.” Bebe, whom Billboard calls “one of the most daring artists of 2017,” burst onto the scene in 2013 when she penned the song “Monster,” which became a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna, and went RIAA 4x platinum stateside. Since then, Bebe co-wrote and carried the instantly recognizable hook for the 2x platinum “Hey Mama,” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack, which was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. She also hit #1 both on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her platinum-selling smash single, “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. Her last single, “I Got You” has more than 244 million views, “No Broken Hearts,” featuring Nicki Minaj, has more than 241 million views; and she is featured on Martin Garrix’s single, “In The Name of Love,” which has amassed more than 332 million views. Bebe released her second EP, “All Your Fault: Part 1,” and the follow-up, “All Your Fault: Part 2,” last year to rave reviews.
Florida Georgia Line, Billboard’s first-ever Trailblazer Award recipients, continue to build their ever-expanding empire of innovative artistry and entrepreneurial endeavors throughout their colossal career. Surging Country radio with their lead single, “Simple,” off their hotly anticipated fourth studio album, FGL continues to shatter records as they’re the first act to top Billboard’s Country Airplay (Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down” featuring FGL), Country Digital Song Sales (“Simple”), and Country Streaming Songs (“Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha), with a different song on each chart. Exceeding 4.2 billion streams, 31 million tracks and more than 4.3 million albums sold worldwide, BMLG Records’ duo remains the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout “Cruise,” which is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Since 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMAs, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and CMT Music Awards, plus left their mark on several chart-crushing songs as writers. The bona fide visionaries have launched their own Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, as well as thriving businesses: FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Tree Vibez Music, and Tribe Kelley. This summer, they’ll supercharge music festivals before kicking off their inaugural outdoor FGL Fest at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 8. The world-class entertainers, whom Associated Press hails as “arguably the biggest duo in country music since Brooks & Dunn…,” will further elevate their revolutionary status with a limited residency, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning December 1.