Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” Named This Year’s UK Christmas Number One

“Perfect” tops a third consecutive UK singles chart.

Ed Sheeran | Mark Surridge/Atlantic

The reign continues for Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.” The global smash enjoys a third consecutive week as the UK’s #1 song.

In topping this week’s Official UK Singles Chart, “Perfect” earns a particularly special honor. It is the UK’s official Christmas #1.

“Perfect” is the first Sheeran song to earn that distinction.

A massive hit in its own right, “Perfect” is also benefiting from alternative versions featuring Beyonce and Andrea Bocelli. The Bocelli version was released in conjunction with the tracking period for this week’s chart.

In conjunction with the news, BPI and the Official Charts company add that “Perfect” has been certified double-platinum in the UK (1.2 million UK units).

Eminem’s “River,” which features Sheeran, takes second place on this week’s Singles Chart.

Wham’s “Last Christmas” follows at #3, while Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” claims #4.

Rita Ora’s “Anywhere” takes the #5 position on the annual Christmas chart.

Other notables in this week’s Top 40:
— NF’s “Let You Down” climbs one spot to #10.
— Ramz’ “Barking” rises ten places to #17.
— Eminem’s “In Your Head” debuts at #19.
— Chris Rea’s “Driving Home For Christmas” rises three spots to #20.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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