Fireboy, Ed Sheeran: "Peru" hits over 10million streams on Spotify

Deborah Dan-Awoh

On the 2nd of January 2022, Fireboy DML started the year on a high note.

Fireboy and Ed Sheeran

Fireboy DML had his first show at Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. In the days leading up to the concert, Peru singer released his remix version with Grammy award winner Ed Sheeran.

Peru out ranked Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas song in December.

Fireboy later announced that the official video of the trending song crossed to 5million views.

Overtaking hits like Adele's 'Easy on Me', Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas is You' and a host of other songs "Peru" became the number one song on Apple Music's Top 25 Songs in London.

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Call it a major highlight for the Fire singer, Peru is taking the world by a storm and fans all over the world love it.

Laced with an outstanding Yoruba verse by superstar Ed Sheeran, the record became Nigeria's first song to record one million views on its video from Nigeria on YouTube.

It also debuted in the top 30 official UK Top 40 Charts.

Raising the bar even higher Fireboy & Ed Sheeran “Peru” surpassed 10million streams on Spotify .

Now the remix record has debuted at No. 52 on the US Rhythmic Radio charts.

The original Peru version released last year, peaked the Afro beats UK Chart for four weeks in a row. Making it the first Nigerian single to achieve this feat.

Recall that the original version released last year, peaked the Afro beats UK Chart for four weeks in a row. Making it the first Nigerian single to achieve this feat.

In August 2021, the song charted in 20 countries on Apple Music including the UK, Top 5 on NG Apple Music. Top 5 on audiomack, Top 3 on Boomplay.

It was also trending in 76 countries on Apple Music (worldwide) including the US, UK, Spain, colombia, Italy, Portugal. China. Shazam (worldwide).

Anyone would agree that Ed Sheeran's input on the song just like Justin Bieber on "Essence" has hit a pass mark for Fireboy with a global audience

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Fireboy, who is gearing up for his first U.S. tour in February, in an interview with Rolling Stones named Ed Sheeran as a major on his music.

Speaking on how he got to work with the 25year old Fireboy, Sheeran said that, "So I got sent this a week ago, to remix it. Someone, a friend of mine, Jamal [Edwards] who runs SBTV sent it to me.

“Fireboy DML would love you on the remix of this song.”

And I've 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.

Fireboy and Ed Sheeran's " Peru" is currently the biggest Nigerian-UK collaboration.

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