Justin Bieber Meets NHS Choir, the Team Which Beat Him to U.K.'s Christmas No. 1

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Justin Bieber has thrown his weight behind a good cause, again. The Canadian pop star was all-smiles when he recently caught up with Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir, whose charity single "A Bridge Over You" (Emubands) beat own his recording “Love Yourself” (Def Jam/Universal) to the U.K.’s coveted Christmas No. 1 single last year

Bieber was on hand for a function in Central London to present the 40 members of the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir with an Official Christmas Number 1 Award.

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The singer, however, didn’t leave empty-handed. Bieber received the first ever Official Chart Record Breaker Award to recognize his chart feat of becoming the first artist in U.K. chart history to hold positions 1, 2 and 3 simultaneously, which he achieved in January of this year.

Bieber had given the charity release his blessing in the days before Christmas 2015 by tweeting “for one week it's ok not to be #1. Let's do the right thing & help them win."

“I was honored to meet everyone from the choir and I’m really happy that they got their #1," Bieber told following the recent get-together.

The NHS Choir single, a mash-up of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and Coldplay's "Fix You," was recorded in recognition of the work done by doctors, nurses and others in the National Health Service (NHS).

Funds generated by the single benefit charities including Carers U.K. and Mind. 

Bieber was in the U.K. for the Feb. 24 Brit Awards, where he performed his international hit singles "Love Yourself" and "Sorry" and collected International Male Solo Artist