Justin Bieber met with his U.K. Christmas number one rivals to present them with a chart-topping award.
The race for the coveted U.K. Christmas number one single spot last December (15) was a tight one between the Sorry singer and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS (National Health Service) Choir in London.
Justin publicly backed them to win and urged his fans on Twitter.com to buy their charity single A Bridge Over You over his track Love Yourself, contributing to the choir's chart victory.
Justin came face-to-face with his rivals when he was in London last week (ends28Feb16) for the BRIT Awards. Video footage shows him giving them high-fives and posing for pictures before presenting them with the number one trophy, which is given to all U.K. chart toppers by the Official Charts Company.
He told OfficialCharts.com: "I was honoured to meet everyone from the choir and I’m really happy that they got their number one."
The pop star was also given his own prize to commemorate his record-breaking run at the top of the U.K. chart. The award featured his Purpose album artwork and the words, "Justin Bieber The first artist in history to hold top 3 positions in the UK Official Singles Chart". The framed artwork also listed the positions of his songs Love Yourself, Sorry and What Do You Mean? during his record-breaking week in January (16).
He was also given three number one trophies as all three singles had topped the chart between September (15) and January (16).
On his way out of the meet-and-greet session, he told the singers to "keep making smashes".
In December, he gave his support to the NHS Choir, writing on Twitter, "I'm hearing this UK 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 & help them win. It's Christmas. @Choir_NHS good luck".