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Elton John & Ed Sheeran Celebrate The Holidays With ‘Merry Christmas’: Look + Listen

Superstar singer/songwriters Ed Sheeran and Elton John have come together for a new Christmas duet the profits for which will go to each of their respective charities.

Released earlier today, ‘Merry Christmas,’ the elder musician took to Twitter to share the news, writing, “Just under a year ago, I called @edsheeran to see if he wanted to make a Christmas single … with all proceeds from this year’s Christmas period going to the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation & [the Elton John Aids Foundation].”

In support of the festive collaboration John and Sheeran pre-empted the formal release with a “Love Actually” type of video in which Sheeran knocks on John’s door with a set of note cards that read:

“Hello. Last Christmas I received a call from my mate Elton John and he told me we should do a ‘Christmas Song,’ And I replied ‘Yeah. Maybe in 2022.’ But I actually wrote the chorus that day and here we are. Our Christmas song ‘Merry Christmas’ is out this Friday. Go pre-order or pre-save it now. It has sleigh bells. A lot of them….”

All proceeds from the song will go to Sheeran’s foundation, which provides grants to young musicians in his hometown of Suffolk, and John’s AIDS charity.

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Author: Saul Goode

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