Fireboy’s Peru Remix featuring Ed Sheeran has topped the UK Apple Chart ahead of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas.
Apple Music 25 London places the recently released remixed at the top of the chart, moving the Queen of Christmas to second place.
Responding with excitement at the milestone, Fireboy tweeted: “Thank you, London.”
Peru remix was released on Dec 24.
Hinting on the collaboration during an interview on Apple Music 1 with Elton John, Ed Sheeran said that he was keen on working with Fireboy to remix ‘Peru.’
The Grammy award-winning singer said he received a request from Fireboy to hop on the remix.
“I got sent this a week ago from a friend of mine, Jamal. He said, ‘Fireboy DML would love you on the remix of this song,’” Ed Sheeran said.
“I just found it really intriguing. So I recorded a verse for it… and it’s a song that’s blowing up in Nigeria and Ghana at the moment, and their club scene runs over Christmas,” he said.
He also confessed that he had Peru playing on repeat in his home “This is the original, and it’s just, it’s an earworm, and it’s addictive, and I’m obsessed with it. I mean, Cherry will tell you, I’ve had this song on repeat constantly in the house for the last week,” he added.
Mariah’s ‘Global Christmas’ single was released in 2011 and has consistently topped the chart most Christmas season since its release.