Ed Sheeran wasn't messing around when he referred to his secret "Perfect" collaboration as an "f---ing big deal." After confirming that Beyoncé would join him on the track early Thursday (Nov. 30), fans weren't sure what to expect from two such different singers. Now that the song is out, the consensus is in, and "Perfect" is absolutely, well, perfect.
Sheeran jokingly said he would be "Despacito"-ing the track, and from first reactions that seems to be true. Although the original song lured fans in with its intimate verses back when ÷ was first released, bringing Beyoncé on the track has elicited a much more vocal response.
Some of the best reactions have come from across from social media, as they always seem to do. Billboard has compiled some of the best reactions to this stellar new duet, below.
im inspired every day by Beyoncé’s acts of charity https://t.co/3YolkyTg9y— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) November 30, 2017
Love when Beyonce jumps on a tune.. it’s like she’s saying ‘nice job..I’ll take that track now..thanks’— Marvin Humes (@MarvinHumes) December 1, 2017
So, now these “Beyoncé doesn’t write” mess is now cancelled pic.twitter.com/SoiMegaiiA— ¢αи∂у (@MrsBeyyy) December 1, 2017
Perfect is Beyoncé’s song now pic.twitter.com/dhzRGTEIHf— Matt (@kingmattdxddy) December 1, 2017
The duet of “Perfect” with Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran just saved 2017.— tennesi roberto (@itsrubbertoe) December 1, 2017
Ed Sheeran and Beyonce singing Perfect is the Christmas gift we all deserve after dealing with this awful year. It’s so beautiful I felt like crying while listening to it— Athena 👑 (@athenagana) December 1, 2017
Beyoncé is so musically versatile that it’s so damn disrespectful for you to compare her to any of them other ‘pop’ stars. From Lemonade, to Mi Gente to the Perfect Remix, she IS that bitch. Have a goodnight. pic.twitter.com/y8JQnlQwSN— Kyr (@kyrblossoms) December 1, 2017
me when beyonce started singing on the perfect duet with beyonce even though i knew beyonce was going to be singing in this song because it’s called “perfect duet (with beyonce)” pic.twitter.com/E0nWyRNOgv— 🎄 (@softwarmground) December 1, 2017
Listened to the Perfect duet and let me tell y’all....Beyoncé and Ed did THAT. 😭 pic.twitter.com/v0raFLcBv2— Kay ✨ (@Ana_Elle971) December 1, 2017
An ed sheeran and Beyoncé collab is a perfect example of something I never thought I needed so much until it happened— Alys Davies (@alys_davies) November 30, 2017
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