‘One Direction’ has set records with their latest record. I love Midnight Memories – it’s a damn great record.
The record tops the Billboard Chart this week – selling over half a million copies. The only other boy bands to accomplish that feat has been The Backstreet Boys and NSync.
One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The act makes history as the first group to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums. “Midnight Memories” follows two No. 1s for the act in 2012: its debut album, “Up All Night,” and sophomore set “Take Me Home.”
Further, One Direction is—as we forecast last Thursday—the first group to reach No. 1 with their first three albums since 1967.
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Oh One Direction – I love your behind the scenes stuff. This DVD extra was released today. I admit, I pre-ordered the DVD.
One Direction may be on vacation, but they were out in support of the movie – Class of 92.
The documentary details the rise to prominence of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers. 1D showed up to support producer Ben Winston, who also produced their docu-film This is Us.
One Direction is giving back. The British stars have given a surprise to sick children at Ninewells Hospital.
One Direction have paid for a Christmas toybox — worth thousands of pounds — to be sent to children at the hospital’s oncology ward.
It is the second year in a row that One Direction have sent Christmas goodies to Dundee. The group also sent out VIP tickets earlier in the year so children on the ward could see them perform live — and meet them afterwards.
One Direction began to send gifts to the oncology ward after Zayn Malik’s mum, Tricia, was contacted by Charlie Kean, who runs the Children’s Fund charity.
She got her son and bandmates to send a box of Christmas presents last year, which included signed programmes and merchandise as well as toys.
Now, a second box has been delivered for Charlie to hand out this year.
“We were sent 36 VIP tickets so that kids from the ward could get to meet the band this year,” Charlie said. “And Zayn’s mum sends us stuff all the time and will text to ask about children she’s met.
“The lads are all out of this world. They are really normal, down to Earth and some of the nicest boys in the world.”
They really are kind. There Mama’s taught them well!
Zayn Malik is popular. Everyone knows who he is.
His popularity has made him one of the most influential Asians in Britain.
According to The Telegraph and Argus…
The 20-year-old, who made his big break on The X Factor, is the top ranked musician on the GG2 Powerlist.
The announcement comes the same week the band are expected to see their third album, Midnight Memories, become the fastest selling LP of 2013.
Malala Yousafzai, a teenager shot in the head by the Taliban after a campaign for girl’s education, topped the powerlist, followed by MP Keith Vaz.