Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran are seeing incredible success with their collaboration on the new single “Perfect.” On Dec. 11, 2017, Billboard announced the song has topped the Hot 100 list. This marks Beyoncé’s first time topping the chart since her song “Single Ladies,” ruled the charts nine years ago. This marks Ed Sheeran’s second time making the list.
The news brought Beyonce’s fans (the Beyhive) out in full force and a wide array of Gifs, Memes, and photos flooded social media networks in praise of the achievement. Some felt that it was the “Beyonce” effect that made the single go to number one.
Others thought it was the song and Beyonce just happened to get in on a great song. Whatever the reason, the fans have spoken and they love “Perfect.”
Beyoncé hit the number one spot on the chart at approximately the same time in 2006 and 2008 for both “Irreplaceable” and “Single Ladies.”
Some fans pointed out that hitting the top charts in 2006, 2008, and 2017, show that Beyoncé is not only an award-winning singer but has true staying power or longevity.
— Kevin Hughes (@Popprince) December 11, 2017
One fan was quick to point out all of Beyoncé’s number one songs. As Beyoncé continues to dominate the December charts, someone suggested that the month should be named in her honor: Beycember. They also suggested that she is Queen of the week.
Some compliments used to define the achievement included calling Beyoncé a goddess, queen, legend, as well as iconic.
YAAAS B!! pic.twitter.com/DAXi2D6lwM
— Ericlis 10 #1’s (@beyformando) December 11, 2017
She don't need a No.1 ..She still gona ? the Queen.?
— Cha? (@iChazzyy) December 11, 2017
There was no question that the news that both Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran topped the charts drew more praise for Beyoncé. Ed Sheeran’s accomplishments were almost non-existent on social media.
One post shared Ed Sheeran’s response and he pointed out that he hit the top of the charts at the beginning of the year and now at the end.
Ed Sheeran is one of three artists to have two singles in the Billboard Hot 100 this year. These include Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Quavo. Ed Sheeran is opened the year with his song “Shape of You” that went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Quavo are the ONLY artists to have multiples #1 on Hot 100 this year! pic.twitter.com/bM0ThL7HUh
— AlexJB (@AlexJDrewb) December 11, 2017
What do you think of the song “Perfect” and Ed Sheeran’s and Beyoncé’s reign at number one? Are you surprised that Beyoncé has had six songs to go number one in the Hot 100 or that she has had three in the same week?
What do you think about Ed Sheeran beginning and ending the year with Hot 100 songs?