One Direction Four Tops The Charts!

One Direction have gone straight to number one in the UK albums chart with their fourth studio collection FOUR. The five-piece sold 142,000 copies of their new record in its first week of release, making it their third consecutive chart-topping album. Their last album, 2013's Midnight Memories, was the biggest-selling release of that year.

Ed Sheeran spends a 22nd week in the top ten with x, which climbs one place to number two, while Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour also rises one place to number three.

Last week's number one album, Pink Floyd's The Endless River, drops three places into number four, while the top five is completed by Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways.

Bette Midler's new girl group song collection It's The Girls enters the chart at number six, and gives the iconic singer her first top ten studio album in almost 24 years.

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Midnight Memories Top Selling Album Of 2013!

One Direction's Midnight Memories has become the UK's biggest-selling album of 2013.

The record overtook Emile Sandé's Our Version of Events to earn the title, The Official Charts Company has confirmed.

Since the album's release in November, it has sold 685,000 copies. Our Version of Events, 2012's biggest seller, was purchased 683,000 times in 2013.

Liam Payne said of the achievement: "This tops an amazing year for us.

"We're so excited to have the biggest-selling album in the UK this year, especially with a record we are all so proud of. We'd like to thank everyone who has bought the album, it really means a lot to us."

Midnight Memories sold over 237,000 copies during its first week on sale, making it the fastest-selling UK album of 2013, as well as of One Direction's career so far.

Their 2011 album Up All Night sold 139,000 in its first week, while their follow-up Take Me Home sold 155,000.

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1D Boys Break Another Record!

One Direction have broken a UK sales record with their latest DVD release.

The boyband released their documentary and live concert movie This Is Us yesterday (December 19), and sold over 170,000 DVD/Blu-ray copies during the first day, reports The Official Charts Company.

It marked the biggest first-day sales for a music DVD/Blu-ray ever in UK chart history.

The previous record holder was Michael Jackson's This Is It, which sold 109,000 copies across two days upon its release in February 2010.

Take That are in third place with their The Circus Live selling 95,000 copies across two days back in November 2009.

What's more, One Direction's This Is Us has also topped the overall DVD chart for the week after just 24 hours on sale.

It has beaten blockbuster releases such as Man of Steel, Despicable Me 2 and Manchester United film The Class Of '92 to the top spot.

"It has been quite a year for 1D and their fans - and they are continuing that right through into Christmas," said Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot.

"Every act goes into the festive season hoping to secure the Official Christmas Number 1 album, but if they manage to pull off the album and video double at such a competitive time of the year - that will be some achievement.

"If current performance is maintained, we could be looking at a 1D Christmas in 2013!"

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One Direction Hold Onto Number 1 In UK!

One Direction have scored a second week at the top of the UK Album Chart with their new album Midnight Memories.

The boyband have shifted a further 124,000 copies of their new LP this week, after it became the fastest-selling artist album of 2013 last Sunday (December 1).

Lets make it three weeks in a row!

Meanwhile Story of my Life topped out at number 2 on the singles chart!

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