Bieber: Fans should back rival charity song in UK No. 1 race

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Posted: Dec 23, 2015 1:53 PM

LONDON (AP) — Justin Bieber is sharing some love with Britain's National Health Service.

The Canadian singer says he does not want to be No.1 on Britain's Christmas charts, and has urged his fans to support a charity single instead.

With just two days to go until Christmas Day, Bieber is narrowly ahead of a National Health Service choir in the race for the top spot — a popular annual competition in Britain.

The pop star tweeted Wednesday: "For 1 week it's ok not to be #1. Let's do the right thing & help them win. It's Christmas."

The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir's single "A Bridge Over You" was just several hundred sales behind Bieber's "Love Yourself."

Proceeds from the choir's single will go to British charities.