Pictures & videos of One Direction arriving in New York City. UPDATED with a video of Harry and boopsy in SOHO! MIDNIGHT MEMORIES debuts 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 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.
MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, which includes the ‘1 single “Best Song Ever’ and the breakout hit ‘Story Of My Life,’ sees the boys taking on a greater creative role. The band has co-written 15 of the 18 tracks on the deluxe album and has reunited with long time collaborators Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, and Jamie Scott on the majority of the album.
One Direction’s unprecedented and unique worldwide event ‘1D Day’ received a total of 3.5 million views and has been named the biggest YouTube music live stream ever. Fans can catch One Direction as the performance guests on
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Dec. 7 on NBC and on December 9 as their MIDNIGHT MEMORIES album release party with iHeartRadio will be televised on The CW Network at 9 p.m. ET with an additional airing Christmas Day.
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.
2013 has been an astonishing year for One Direction as they’ve sold over 35 million records worldwide, achieved 64 number ones and played over 100 shows in 21 countries on their first ever world tour. ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ has been a phenomenal success, topping the UK and US box offices and grossing an incredible $68 million to date.