Beyoncé Just Scored Her First No. 1 Song in 9 Years, with Help from Another Artist
Believe it or not, Beyoncé hasn’t had a song top the Billboard charts since “Single Ladies” reigned for four weeks back in 2008—until now. On Monday, the Lemonade singer hit No. 1 once again, with help from another artist by the name of Ed Sheeran.
Queen Bey collaborated with the British hit-maker on a remix of his song “Perfect,” which hit the airwaves on Nov. 30. The song has now hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and 63 percent of the song’s total sales for the week were for the duet version (rather than the original released earlier this year), so Beyoncé’s name was added to the Billboard chart.
If you’ll believe it, this is Bey’s sixth No. 1 song as a solo artist (she also had four chart-toppers with Destiny’s Child), and her first since “Single Ladies.”
As for Sheeran, this is his second No. 1 single, after “Shape of You” ruled the charts for 12 weeks earlier this year. He’s the only artist this year with two No. 1 singers as a lead artist, marking a serious accomplishment for the star.
Listen to their duet above and you’ll understand why it took the top spot.