One Direction’s eagerly awaited sophomore album, Take Me Home, debuted at #1 on the ARIA album chart and has held for the second week, with the album now being certified Double Platinum after only 2 weeks. Take Me Home has incredibly sold over 1 million copies in its first week around the world and entered the charts at No.1 in over 32 countries including the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Singapore. In the US, Take Me Home also secured the #1 position on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart with over 540,000 copies sold in its first week, making them the first British band to have their debut and second albums debut at #1 in the US. This is the second time this year One Direction made history as their debut album, Up All Night, entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at #1, the first for a British band.
One Direction’s debut album Up All Night has to date reached No.1 in 17 countries – becoming the first UK band to debut at No.1 on the US Billboard chart with their first album. Up All Night is certified four x platinum in Australia, their debut single, What Makes You Beautiful is 6x Platinum and One Thing is now triple platinum. Up All Night: The Live Tour DVD is an incredible 7x platinum. They've sold out tours across the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand, alongside New York’s Madison Square Garden along the way. One Direction's live DVD has also been an amazing success, reaching No.1 in 27 different countries. One Direction have accumulated over 863 million views on VEVO YouTube, over 44 million followers on Twitter and 11 million followers on Facebook.
Before heading to Australia in September 2013, One Direction will begin their sold out World Tour in the UK in Spring 2013, which includes a massive nine shows at London’s O2 Arena.
The band will document this journey and give fans a behind the scenes look into their lives with the release of their 3D concert film in Australia on September 5, 2013, directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me).
One Direction are Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik.
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