ARIA Announces Australia’s Best-Selling Singles And Albums Of 2014: Pharrell, Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift

Mike Wass | January 6, 2015 1:01 pm
The Best Selling Singles & Albums Of 2014
Billboard has announced the best-selling singles and albums of 2014. See if your fave made the cut.

In late December, Billboard announced the highest-selling singles and albums of 2014. Taylor Swift‘s 1989 pipped Disney’s Frozen soundtrack to the post as the year’s most popular LP, while Pharrell‘s unavoidable “Happy” was the most-downloaded track. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) published equivalent statistics for the Oz market today (January 6) and those names are well-represented again.

Pharrell’s “Happy” was also the most downloaded song in Australia in 2014, followed by Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” The rest of the top 20 is more eclectic with local acts featuring heavily. Sheppard‘s quadruple platinum-selling “Geronimo” lands at number four, while boy band/dance outfit Justice Crew ranks at number five with “Que Sera.” As far as albums go, Ed Sheeran‘s x was narrowly edged out 1989 for the number one spot. The top five is rounded out by Frozen, an INXS greatest hits compilation (!) and Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories. See the full ranking after the jump.

The 20 Best-Selling Singles Of 2014

1. Pharrell Williams – Happy
2. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
3. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
4. Sheppard – Geronimo
5. Justice Crew – Que Sera
6. Sia – Chandelier
7. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
8. Sam Smith – Stay With Me
9. Timmy Trumpet ft. Savage – Freaks
10. G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
11. John Legend – All Of Me
12. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – Fancy
13. A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera – Say Something
14. Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – Rather Be
15. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance
16. Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong?
17. Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
18. Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem
19. George Ezra – Budapest
20. 5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect

The 20 Best-Selling Albums Of 2014

1. Ed Sheeran – x
2. Taylor Swift – 1989
3. OST – Frozen
4. INXS – The Very Best
5. Coldplay – Ghost Stories
6. Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
7. Katy Perry – Prism
8. Michael BublĂ© – Christmas
9. Hilltop Hoods – Walking Under Stars
10. Human Nature – Jukebox
11. 5 Seconds Of Summer – 5 Seconds Of Summer
12. Chet Faker – Built On Glass
13. AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
14. One Direction – Four
15. Lorde – Pure Heroine
16. Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
17. Barbra Streisand – Partners
18. Pharrell Williams – G I R L
19. Jimmy Barnes – 30:30 Hindsight
20. Arctic Monkeys – AM

Are you surprised by the rankings? Let us know in the comments below.

[Via ARIA].

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