Beyoncé Hits #1 On Billboard Hot 100 For First Time Since 2008
For the first time in nine years, Beyoncé is back on top on the Billboard Hot 100. Her revamped duet of Ed Sheeran’s song “Perfect” off of his album ÷ is officially the top song in America.
The duet from the Grammy winners came as a surprise late last month, as the British musician unveiled that he recorded the song with Queen Bey via Instagram. While the two have collaborated in the past for stage performances, this is the first time they’ve hit the studio to make musical magic.
“In its first full tracking week, ending Dec. 7, the song sold 181,000 downloads, up 202 percent, according to Nielsen Music, as it spends a second week at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart,” reports Billboard.
The last time Bey was in the gold position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was in 2008, when her massive hit “Single Ladies” catapulted to number one and stayed there for four non-consecutive weeks.
“Perfect Duet” is the fourth feature Beyoncé is credited on in 2017, the previous tracks being DJ Khaled’s “Shining,” J Balvin’s “Mi Gente,” and Eminem’s “Walk On Water.”