Ed Sheeran has beat competition from Eminem himself and the earth, his first Christmas number one single.
Perfect – that was released in three different versions, in an attempt to seize the crown of Christmas – had faced a challenge to Eminem from the River, in which Sheeran provides guest vocals.
But the rapper ended up in second place, while Wham Last Christmas finished in third place.
In a video message, the British singer said to ensure the Christmas first place was “a dream come true.”
“I’m very proud and happy,” he said. “Thank you and have a very merry Christmas, happy holidays and a happy new year.”
Sheeran’s dominance of the Christmas chart of all, but he said that after he released a new version of its range of eyes ballad with Beyonce.
That version drove most of their sales despite the fact that the graph of the rules in the middle of Beyonce is denied the credit on the Christmas number, with Sheeran’s original account as the lead of the track.
Eminem of the River took an early lead in the streaming services, but hesitated as the week went on.
Fans waiting to send the Last Christmas number one of the commemoration of the first anniversary of George Michael’s death.
Despite the support of ITV This Morning and Michael’s ex-band mate Andrew Ridgeley, however, the song failed to beat its original chart position of number two.
In 1984, he was denied the top spot by the Band Aid do They Know It’s Christmas? the individual charity.
As has become tradition, the christmas rules by part of Mariah Carey and The Pogues have returned to the Top 40 in the back of the huge streaming figures.
There are 16 Christmas songs in the Top 40, among them classics such as Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee and Wonderful Christmas by Sir Paul McCartney.
The presence of the lesser-known tracks, such as Ariana Grande, Santa Tell Me and Elton John Step Into Christmas, can be explained by its prominent place in Spotify Christmas is Coming to the playlist.
“Generally, the most popular are those that appear on the first page of Spotify,” chart analyst James Masterton told the BBC.
“It exposed the amount of influence that the application has most of the singles market.”
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Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You was the uk’s favourite festive song on Spotify this year.
And it is not only an advent phenomenon. The data released by the BPI this week showed Carey’s classic had been played 16,000 times in the first week of July.
According to Spotify, the most popular day for the transmission seasonal songs of December 13, when 13% of all the music that is played in the uk was Christmas-themed.
In the album chart Eminem album Revival succeeded in dislodging Sheeran Divide.
Is the star the eighth uk number one album in a row, with their six previous studio albums and the 2005 greatest hits collection Curtain Call all in the first place.
Led Zeppelin and Abba are the only other artists accumulated eight consecutive number one albums in the uk.
The revival of the first week sales are the second highest in 2017, behind Split.
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