Ed Sheeran And Beyonce Earn U.K.’s Christmas #1

Ed Sheeran lands his first Christmas #1 single thanks to his “Perfect” duet with Beyonce.

The rival that Sheeran top to take the #1 spot? Why, himself, beating out “River”, his collaboration with Eminem.

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While “River” came in at #2, Wham’s “Last Christmas” took third place.

In a video message, Sheeran couldn’t be more thrilled with his chart accomplishment. “I’m very proud and happy,” he said.

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“This is an actual dream come true and I’m very, very proud and happy,” he added. “Thank you so much for streaming it and buying it, and have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year.”

Sheeran’s victory on the charts is bittersweet for fans who hoped “Last Christmas” would clinch first place to mark the one-year anniversary of George Michael’s death.

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