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Joy to the world: Bieber confirms he’s still the nicest guy

By | Published on Thursday 24 December 2015

Justin Bieber

Just in case there was any doubt about Justin Bieber’s status as the nicest human being alive – and I’m slightly disappointed any of you doubted the modern day Biebster for even one moment – the pop star has urged his fans to buy the NHS Choir’s ‘A Bridge Over You’, even though its competing with him to secure this year’s UK Christmas Number One.

Despite a somewhat lacklustre Christmas Number One race this year, sales and streams of the charity song ‘A Bridge Over You’ have been incredibly close to Bieber’s single ‘Love Yourself’ all week, with the NHS Choir initially ahead, but then the Biebster taking the lead.

But, having dominated the UK charts for a few weeks now, Bieber yesterday took to Twitter to say he was supporting the charity record for the Christmas number one, encouraging his fans to buy the track.

He wrote: “I’m hearing this UK Christmas race is close…but the @Choir_NHS single is for charity. So for one week it’s OK not to be #1. Let’s do the right thing & help them win. It’s Christmas. @Choir_NHS good luck”.

Responding to the Bieber tweet, Official Charts Company boss Martin Talbot said yesterday: “It was already looking too close to call this morning, but Justin Bieber’s call to arms really could make all the difference between the NHS Choir winning the Christmas race or not. It is a fantastic gesture – and could mean we are all Beliebers this Christmas Day”.

Sales and streams of the two tracks all the way up to midnight tonight will count for the Christmas chart, which – with Friday now chart day – will actually be revealed on 25 Dec itself this year. The Top 40 will be revealed on Radio 1 earlier than usual between 10am and 1pm.