“Meant” extends its reign as it leads Country Streaming Songs for a record-padding 40th week, decreasing by 2 percent to 11 million U.S. streams in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music. It falls 4-10 on Country Digital Song Sales (6,000 sold, down 34 percent), where it ruled for 22 frames, and drew 12.3 million in country radio audience (43 million overall), after leading the Country Airplay chart dated April 28 (while being dually promoted to country and pop radio).
Florida Georgia Line – Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley – celebrates its 100th total week atop Hot Country Songs, among its six No. 1s, a first in the chart’s 59-year history. (Hot Country Songs began as an all-encompassing genre survey in 1958. In October 2012, it became an airplay, streaming and sales-driven list, at which point songs began logging far longer average commands.)
“I continue to be humbled and am honestly speechless by watching what our supporters and fans have done for us,” Hubbard tells Billboard. “Being a part of country music history is more than a dream come true, and getting to do what we love on this level is something we will never take for granted.”
“We set out to write good songs, so to see them travel far beyond our reach is still hard to wrap our heads around,” adds Kelley. “We are so thankful to country radio, our fans and our team for believing in even our wildest dreams.”