As chart titans go, few stand as tall or towering as Beyonce and Ed Sheeran.
It’s little wonder then that their surprise duet on Sheeran’s single ‘Perfect’ is flying up the charts worldwide.
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As at writing, the collaboration version of the track is sitting pretty at #1 on iTunes in the US, UK, Australia, France, Brazil, and countless other regions.
Already #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its original incarnation, the out of the gate success of the remix makes a #1 placement very plausible for next week.
Should it do so, it could well become Beyonce’s first US #1 single since 2008’s ‘Single Ladies.’ Or will it?
See, a combination of factors will play into that side of things.
Typically, under such circumstances, it’s the version of a song that delivers the most “points” in a tracking week that is the credited version on the charts. Hence, the duet is tasked with “outperforming” the original in order for Bey to have claim to the top spot.
Complicating that is the fact that Sheeran discounted the solo take to $0.69, along with all singles from his ‘÷’ album. The LP itself also received a price slash to $7.99.
For the Brit star, it’s a smart move as he’s effectively creating competition with himself – thus almost guaranteeing a win either which way.
Where this leaves Beyonce will make for a fascinating narrative to follow!