It doesn’t come as a surprise that One Direction are sitting atop the charts with the release of their latest album Midnight Memories.
The group’s junior album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with over 546,000 copies sold this week. Once again, One Direction make US chart history as the first group to ever have their first three albums debut at #1. The album is a hit overseas two where it is becoming the U.K.’s fastest selling album of 2013 and over the past three years. Around the world, the album entered the charts at #1 in over 26 countries including the UK, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Sweden, Turkey, Croatia, Czech Republic, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Middle East, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
How crazy is that? If you are one of the few that haven’t picked up the album yet, get it here.
In early 2014, One Direction will embark on their global WHERE WE ARE 2014 stadium tour, which includes eleven sold out dates in the UK and Ireland. The 21-city tour hits North America next summer, kicking off August 1, 2014 in Toronto, ON at the Rogers Centre and includes stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas and Miami, among others. Additional dates will be announced. Tickets will go on sale December 7 at www.livenation.com.
Don’t forget the lads will be performing on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend as well!