Charts analysis: Sheeran and Bieber soar to singles summit

With combined UK track consumption of more than 73m between them hitherto, it is no surprise that Ed Sheeran (44,944,052 sales) & Justin Bieber (28,174,774) make a scorching No.1 debut with their collaboration, I Don’t Care.  

Smashing its way to the top of the rankings on consumption of 123,825 units – the highest of any song for 16 weeks – I Don’t Care also debuts at No.1 on all three chart components: paid-for sales (21,602), audio streams (10,885,981) and video ...

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