Ed Sheeran's Plan for Wedding-Slash-World Domination Is Working (Thanks a Lot, Beyoncé)

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It is now clearer than ever what Beyoncé’s doing with that guy: going to No. 1. The Bey-assisted remix of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” has hit the summit of the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard reports. “Perfect” hops from No. 3 to No. 1 thanks to a huge sales bump it received after the Dec. 1 release of their collaboration.


“Perfect” is Beyoncé’s 10th (and worst, just saying) No. 1, if you count her singles with Destiny’s Child, which I really think you should. To put Bey’s longevity into perspective, I’m pasting in this tweet whose tantalizing information I am as yet unable to verify:

Sounds right. The other seven, then, would be: Cher, Carlos Santana, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, John Lennon, Elton John, and Meat Loaf. What a group.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran is one step closer to completing his plan of invading all weddings (including, perhaps, the upcoming royal one?) and attaching himself to people’s memories like an algae-eater with a wee acoustic guitar under his fin. And regarding Sheeran’s chortled-at Grammys snub (no Album or Song of the Year nominations lol), he had this to say to Billboard:

You know I’m not dying, it’s not like I’m never gonna be nominated for a Grammy again. And I was nominated for two Grammys. This is why everything’s meant to be. The week after that, I get an MBE from the palace, I go No. 1 on Spotify, I go No. 1 on Billboard, I’m about to have my second ever Billboard No. 1, like there’s so many other things in the mix that counterbalance it.

Sounds mad to me.

Some Pig. Terrific. Radiant. Humble.



I’m not a fan of Sheeran for personal listening, but what other kind of music would you expect to hear at a wedding. No one wants to hear fucking Beach House at a wedding. Sheeran is perfect because it’s inoffensive enough that it makes for great background music.