Why Justin Bieber's urging U.K. fans to buy a rival single

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is showing his true holiday spirit, by throwing his support behind a rival single on the British charts, the proceeds of which go to charity.

See Full Article

On Wednesday, Bieber tweeted to his 72 million followers that they should support a single from a National Health Service choir, so that the song could win in the race to be this year's Christmas No. 1.

In the U.K., Christmas number ones are singles that top the U.K. Singles Chart in the week of Christmas Day.

Often, charity singles, novelty songs, or songs with a Christmas or holiday theme have nabbed the top spot, and record sales for the winning single usually peak as Christmas Day nears.

On Wednesday, Bieber noted that the race between his single "Love Yourself," and the NHS Choir's single "A Bridge Over You" was close.

All of the proceeds from the NHS song will be shared between Carers UK, an organization that provides support to people who become care providers for ill friends or family members, Mind, a mental health charity, and other several other smaller charities.

In a series of tweets, Bieber urged his fans to support the charity single, while tweeting out a link for fans to download the competitor track.

"I'm hearing this U.K. 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 and help them win," he tweeted. "It's Christmas. @Choir_NHS good luck."

I'm hearing this UK Christmas race is close...but the @Choir_NHS single is for charity. So...

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 23, 2015

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 https://t.co/ORCtFY1k4i

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 23, 2015

This is what it's all about. Merry Christmas :)

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 23, 2015

As of Thursday morning, all three tweets had been re-tweeted tens of thousands of times.

The winner of this year's Christmas No. 1 will be announced at 1 p.m. local time on Christmas Day.



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • Mississippi man sues R. Kelly, says singer ruined marriage

    Entertainment CTV News
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage. Deputy Kenneth Bryant, who married Asia Childress in Mississippi in 2012, filed suit last week in state court in Jackson. Source
  • From the wrestling ring to Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson wants 'to change the way the game is played' [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    LOS ANGELES — In 2000, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was trying to break into Hollywood. He was off to an OK start. The pro-wrestler already had a following, a role in “The Mummy Returns” and high-wattage charm. Source
  • She's still the one: Shania Twain's 1st album in 15 years coming out in September

    Entertainment CBC News
    Here's something that's bound to impress you: Shania Twain says her first album in 15 years will be available in September, while a new single is coming in June. The country superstar from Timmins, Ont. Source
  • Late Night 'toothiness': Jim Carr laughs off beaver file photo on Colbert's talk show

    Entertainment CBC News
    Canada's natural resources minister is responding to the light mocking he received on a late-night talk show this week. The Late Show host Stephen Colbert chose a photo of a hearty Canadian beaver in a suit and tie to represent Manitoba MP Jim Carr in a broadcast Tuesday. Source
  • Roman Polanski's latest movie added to Cannes Film Festival

    Entertainment CTV News
    NEW YORK -- Roman Polanski's latest film is heading to the Cannes Film Festival. The French festival announced a few additions to its lineup on Thursday. Polanksi's "Based on a True Story" will play out of competition. Source
  • Ridley Scott looks forward with 'Alien,' Blade Runner' sequels [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    LOS ANGELES — Ridley Scott insists he is not a nostalgic person, but you wouldn’t know that looking at the 2017 movie calendar. Not only are audiences getting another “Alien” movie, “Alien: Covenant,” on May 19, but also a long-time-coming “Blade Runner” sequel in October. Source
  • Lena Dunham: I went into ‘psychotic rage’ over Trump

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Girls star and creator Lena Dunham admits that Donald Trump’s election sent her into a “psychotic rage.” The “voice of her generation” was outspoken during last year’s U.S. election, at one point declaring she was going to move to Vancouver. Source
  • James Earl Jones to get Tony Award for lifetime achievement

    Entertainment CTV News
    NEW YORK -- Two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will soon get a third -- for lifetime achievement. The Tony Awards Administration Committee said Thursday that Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre on June 11 at the Tony Awards. Source
  • Time to erase humour deficit

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    SHAUN PROULX/ 24 HOURS "Hitler must be laughed at."- Charlie Chaplin If it seems to you these days that so many of us no longer know how to laugh, you might agree with a conclusion comedian Jerry Seinfeld has reached: from inside a rapidly dwindling population of people with their original sense of humour still intact, today's student-age youth barely possess one. Source
  • ‘I’m excited for her to come to America’: Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins reveals sequel idea [Video]

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie isn’t out until June 2, but she already has an idea for a sequel. “I’m excited for her to come to America and become the Wonder Woman we are all familiar with from having grown up around her as an American superhero,” Jenkins told the Sun in a recent interview. Source