Official: Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ Hits #1 In UK – But Beyonce NOT Credited Despite Sales Boost

Published: Friday 8th Dec 2017 by Sam

On this week’s Official UK Singles Chart, it’s great news for Ed Sheeran — but not so much for (fans of) Beyonce.

Find out why below…

In the newly unveiled tally, the Pop crooner’s smash ‘Perfect’ has powered its way to #1 (rising two spots from last week’s peak of #3).

Originally charting at #4 in March, upon the release of its housing album ‘÷,’ the song has steadily been re-ascending ever since it was given the official single treatment this Fall.

Here’s where things get a little interesting. 

Despite the combining of sales being allowed across the board, different regions have different practices as pertains to how songs with multiple versions are credited.

So, while in the US it’s a case of the version that performs best becoming “the” definitive version on the charts, the UK takes a different view.

Their stance sees the sales of all versions combined to count towards the top-billed title track and artist. Hence, in this case that’s “‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran.”

As such, despite the BeyMix adding significantly to the single’s combined total this week (89,000 equivalent sales), Beyonce will not receive a credit nor officially share in the #1.

That Grape Juice reached out to the Official Charts Company for clarification and received the following confirmation:

For the Official Chart all official versions of a track count towards the same total and chart position.  In this instance sales and streams of the Beyonce version are included in Ed’s total under the credit ‘Ed Sheeran – Perfect’. 

Congrats to Ed, who has nabbed his fourth UK chart-topper.

For Queen Bey, whose status as a visual album artist has seen her veer away from traditional singles, there’s still a silver lining. See, she and Ed are a shoe-in for #1 on the next iteration of the Billboard Hot 100.

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  1. Fancy BISH December 8, 2017

    Edneesha got an early Christmas present 🎁

    • Meme December 8, 2017

      😂😂😂not Edneesha tho. Dead

  2. Kenhern December 8, 2017

    I’m glad the UK didn’t allow him cheat to get to number 1 by using beyonce like he did here in the states.

  3. Hesings December 8, 2017

    As I was reading this I thought “do people actually care about this”

    • Truth December 8, 2017

      Exactly my thoughts. Samantha must have a mediocre s** life balance

    • Meme December 8, 2017

      Yes people actually do care about this. There are people working relentlessly to get artist songs to #1. As much as you guys like to act like it’s no big deal…it really is.

      • ??? December 8, 2017

        lmao chile please, nobody gives a sh*t about this except the roaches that live on here for bugyonce posts lmao.

  4. adele4live December 8, 2017


    The UK won’t fall for that “quick lil remix” trick she found to become relevant again.

  5. Truth December 8, 2017

    I mean honestly she is Beyoncé and can’t have a descent song for her?? Come on do something about that

    • ??? December 8, 2017

      lmao what does that tell you about her? lmao #basicaf

  6. Kaz December 8, 2017

    Too bad the U.S. charts don’t operate like the U.K. ones. The U.S. will allow such stupid lil tricks and backdoor wormholes, but the U.K. ain’t falling for the cheap tactics and piggybacking.

    • A&R December 8, 2017

      Y’all ate missing it lol the U.K. Just allowed him to benefit for her talent and star power but blocked her. Because it’s a cumulative account, he’s able to use their joint sales to help him. That’s actually shady af. Because everyone can’t afford to get a bey collaboration to help get a number one. And bey deserves to mutually benefit.

      • A&R December 8, 2017


  7. Crooklyn December 8, 2017

    • SMH December 8, 2017


  8. ??? December 8, 2017

    lmfaoooo bwahahaha!! the uk is not here for the roach and her insect struggle tricks. she might have her idiot american roaches eating her sh*t, but the uk is like……DECLINED H0!!! LMMFAOOOO

  9. Meme December 8, 2017

    Lmfao dead. The UK blocked a ho3

  10. Suicide Blonde December 8, 2017

    Lol at TGJ, they care so much about Beyoncé, they would sell their souls to the devil to see Beyoncé have success.

    • ??? December 8, 2017

      lol true, they actually contacted the chart company over this, what kind of desperate reaching lmmfaoooo!

    • Real-Ish December 8, 2017

      That’s pretty pathetic of them! They care about Beyoncé then they do their own [email protected] selves…🤣😭😭🤣😂

  11. Metzo December 8, 2017

    So wait. Thanks to Beyonce’s re-make of the song, it got a big boost in sales which ultimately lead to the song going #1 faster, but Bey is NOT credited? It doesn’t make sense but ah-k

    • ??? December 8, 2017

      lol the uk is not here for desperate roaches, thats why lmfaooo.

      • Six Consecutive #1 Albums December 9, 2017

        But….didn’t Ed contact Beyonce to do the remake? He said it himself on Ellen. How does that make her desperate?

  12. gina December 8, 2017

    Beyonce the no-hit wonder.

  13. FCK you December 8, 2017

    They should not let her get credit in the us either for a duet thrown in out of desperate times for her to claim#1 ,smh

  14. Haters Gon’ Hate December 8, 2017

    But the joke is on the haterz, because:

    1. She still gettin’ Dem coinz
    2. This one little remix does not a career make
    3. She is Beyoncè and stays making boss moves more significant than a title feature on some spotty magnolia fat boys album.

    As you were. There is nothing to see here – it’s Beyoncé’s world and you merely exist in it – what impact have you made?

    • No Doubt December 8, 2017

      No boo, you exist in Beyoncé’s world 🌎. She is. Your God, which is sad. You clowns 🤡 worship her, and she can careless about you! The joke is on you, while you’re bragging about HER coins, you are the dummy making her richer, while you’re living in your section 8 efficiency. Crazy when y’all say someone is a hater because we dont see the big deal about her. Everything she’s done, has been done before. So you’re right, there nothing to see here!

      • Haters Gon’ Hate December 8, 2017

        Hahahahaha. If only you knew what time it was …. but you don’t so 🤷🏾‍♂️

  15. MsYonce December 8, 2017

    She’s getting credit in the US so there’s that

  16. MsYonce December 8, 2017

    The debut with Beyoncé can go number one on it’s own.Its Higher in streaming and its selling 85% more than the original.Bloop

    • MsYonce December 8, 2017

      ” duet”

  17. DanYiel Iman December 8, 2017

    Whatever works for his career I suppose..

  18. GurlWepa1989 December 8, 2017

    this song was fine without Bey. Ed deserves all the success.

  19. FCK you December 8, 2017

    We all know the song is Ed and for beyawnce to jump on a duet less than 10 days ago and take credit for his song going #1,is sad and desperate times.In fact Ed’s original song is#1 on iTunes and the duet has fallen to#2.If you can’t get a number on your own,take credit for some else’s hard work because you haven’t had a #1 in over a decade, LMAO,shame on billboard for going along with this cheating mess, SMH 😒

  20. simplyME December 8, 2017

    So many negative comments and hate towards Beyonce, yet you opened the article and read it … in fact it’s like that on all Beyonce related post … I don’t get it … if you don’t like her that much then why pay so much attention to post about her ? I’d I don’t like an artist TGJ post about I simply just pass the article … I really don’t get it …. all love .. just curious …

    • blujaybey December 9, 2017

      best believe you hating pigs are the reason HRH Bey stays relevant in your lives and on the charts

      thank you for participating and stay pressed

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