Justin Bieber congratulates NHS Choir on Christmas #1
Justin Bieber has congratulated the NHS Choir on beating him to be named the official UK Christmas number one.
The group's charity single 'A Bridge Over You' - a mashup between Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and Coldplay's 'Fix You' - topped the charts ahead of the 21-year-old singer's track 'Love Yourself'.
He wrote on Twitter: "Just heard the news. Amazing. That is what Christmas is all about. @Choir_NHS congrats!! Very cool (sic)"
Earlier this week, the 'What Do You Mean' hitmaker urged his 72.1 million followers to help the group reach the top of the charts.
He shared: "I'm hearing this UK Christmas race is close...but the @Choir_NHS single is for charity.
"So for 1 week it's ok not to be #1. Let's do the right thing & help them win. It's Christmas. @Choir_NHS good luck http://www.nhsno1.com/download. This is what it's all about. Merry Christmas :) (sic)"
His gesture was praised by junior doctor Harriet Nerva, who, on the behalf of Britain's state-funded health service, founded the campaign.
She said: "Wow. I'm speechless. It's amazing that he's come through and he's pledged his support for such good causes. I think staff will light up inside. He's one of the biggest stars in the world and for him to support the NHS like this is a fabulous thing."
And despite not securing the top spot, Justin had everything to smile about as he managed an amazing three songs in the top five.