International Charts Analysis: Brits Sheeran and Smith dominate world's charts

2015 starts as 2014 ended with the S Squad - Sheeran, Smith and Swift - dominating the world's charts.

Taylor Swift arguably outsold Sam Smith and her pal Ed Sheeran to kick off the new year in grand style, with her latest album 1989 remaining atop the chart in The USA and Canada and returning to the summit in both Australia (2-1) and New Zealand (3-1). It is also in the Top 20 in Ireland (5-4), Iceland (8-8), Taiwan (7-8), ...

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