Beyonce makes no 1 with her song with Ed Sheeran
Written by Bock Olamide Sean on 17 December 2017
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Despite releasing three critically acclaimed, chart-topping albums in the past decade, Beyoncé hasn’t had a No. 1 song in the U.S. since 2008. Yup, the formation queen, but true.
As of today, in any case, the drought is done and gone. Beyoncé has come back to the best of Billboard’s Hot 100 thanks to “Consummate Duet,” the recently recorded rendition of Ed Sheeran’s doe-eyed ÷(divide) single. The coordinated effort has thumped Post Malone and 21 Savage’s “Rockstar” from the best spot, knocking Camila Cabello’s “Havana” down to No. 3.
Sheeran reacted to the news on Instagram, writing, “Feels mad to say this, but I’ve had my second ever number one single in America, one at the start at the year, one at the end. What a year it’s been. Thanks to Beyoncé for giving this new version a revamp, and thanks to everyone who’s supporting it. You guys rule x.”
Sheeran previously spent 12 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the chart this year with “Shape of You.” Meanwhile, this marks Beyoncé’s sixth No. 1 as a solo artist, and her first since “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” in 2008. Guess beautiful things can happen when Sheerios and the Beyhive unite.