December 18, 2020
2020 may not have been such a pleasant year for most, but for Gabby Barrett, it was one of her greatest.
Barrett's debut single, "I Hope," dropped in late July 2019, and was the first Top 10 Hot Country Song to debut by an unaccompanied female artist since 2017. This year, the song has officially spent more weeks (20) on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart than any other song by a solo female artist. "I Hope" replaced Maren Morris' "The Bones," which previously held the record having spent 19 weeks on the chart.
The song has not only broken this record but has also become a top three hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and has a 3x Platinum certification by the RIAA. It was included in her debut album, Goldmine, which released earlier this year in June.
Shortly after the release of "I Hope", Charlie Puth remixed the song and added a genre-bending twist making the song one of this year's standout country-pop crossovers. The remix boosted the song into viral territory and helped to keep it on the Billboard Hot 100.
Watch the music video for "I Hope" here or below.