Topping the charts with four consecutive albums, One Direction creates Billboard history.
Pop quintet One Direction has has broken all records and created Billboard chart history, the band’s latest album Four – released on November 17, 2014 – sold 387,000 copies during the first week of its release according to figures released by Nielsen SoundScan. The album also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200.
One Direction is the first band to have all its four consecutive releases sitting at the top of the charts within a week of its release. Four has also replaced singing sensation Taylor Swift’s 1989, which sold a whopping 1.287 million copies during the last month making it the second best-selling album after Disney’s Frozen soundtrack.
The band’s previous three albums – Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012) and Midnight Memories (2013) – got thumping responses from the audience and went on to top the charts within days of its release.
The boy band also spun history in the online world, Four scored 11.6 million streams in the US within the first week of its release on Spotify.com.
The band also performed their latest song Night Changes at the AMA’s (American Music Awards) this year and also bagged three awards at the ceremony.
The Billboard 200 saw other top entrants like Nickelback at the No. 4 spot (No Fixed Address) and In This Moment was at No. 8 (Black Widow).