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A Christmas Sweater-Clad Ed Sheeran Sings 'Shape Of You' One Last Time In 2017

What a year it has been for this tune.

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This past year belongs to one man and one song: Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You." The singer-songwriter absolutely struck gold with this bop all around the world and there seems to be no better way to end 2017 than by watching a performance of it one more time.


Sheeran once again took on "Shape of You" for Top of the Pops Christmas 2017 on BBC One and, while there's nothing too extraordinary about the performance, we do see the red-haired wonder — and all the backup crew — wearing a lovely Christmas sweater. Other performers for the holiday-themed concert included Paloma Faith, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, and many others.

The song, which appeared on the album ÷, took the world by storm in 2017 beginning with its release on January 6. It is currently certified platinum seven times in the U.S. by the RIAA, is 2017's top-performing song on the charts (having spent 12 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100), and is the most-streamed song on Spotify this year.

Beyond its achievements on paper, it also inspired music lovers around the world. "Shape of You" has gotten various treatments throughout the year, including — but not limited to — a classical music cover, a transformation into a Pride Month anthem, and a one-man Grammy performance courtesy of Sheeran himself. Additionally, the groove-worthy tune has spawned choreography from Kyle Hanagami, a classical Indian dance called Odissi, and an and Irish step dance.

2017: the year Sheeran and "Shape of You" dominated.

Watch the snowflake-filled performance here:


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