1D Boys Top Uk Charts & Break Their Own Record!

One Direction have stormed to the top of the UK Album Chart with their third studio album Midnight Memories.

The LP becomes the fastest-selling artist album of 2013 in the UK, as well as the fastest-selling album of the boyband's career to date.

According to the Official Charts Company, Midnight Memories has sold more than 237,000 copies during the last seven days, beating the first week tallies of 2011's Up All Night (139,000) and 2012 follow-up Take Me Home (155,000).

One Direction break the 2013 record previously set by Daft Punk in May. The French duo's comeback album Random Access Memories topped the charts with sales of 165,000 in its first seven days.

Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said: "It is a fantastic first week for One Direction, whose album is not just the fastest seller of the year - but is also the first artist title to sell more than 200,000 copies in a week since Michael Buble's Christmas album in December 2011.

"The success really does send a signal that the festive season is almost with us - and means 1D are now real contenders to claim the biggest album of the year."

one-direction-press-shot-2013-2

1D Complete Australian Leg Of Take Me Home!

One Direction celebrated their final night on tour in Australia with an on-stage cream pie fight.

The jovial five – Harry Styles, 19, Louis Tomlinson, 21, Niall Horan, 20, Liam Payne, 20 and Zayn Malik, 20 – have finished the Australian leg of their mammoth Take Me Home tour in Melbourne.

Performing the hit Wheatus song Teenage Dirtbag with support act 5 Seconds of Summer, the lads on stage were seen gleefully throwing pies at each other, getting covered head to toe.

Styles posed for the band’s official Twitter with a snap of him covered in the white stuff.

one-direction-instagram

One Direction celebrated their final night on tour in Australia with an on-stage cream pie fight.

The jovial five – Harry Styles, 19, Louis Tomlinson, 21, Niall Horan, 20, Liam Payne, 20 and Zayn Malik, 20 – have finished the Australian leg of their mammoth Take Me Home tour in Melbourne.

Performing the hit Wheatus song Teenage Dirtbag with support act 5 Seconds of Summer, the lads on stage were seen gleefully throwing pies at each other, getting covered head to toe.

Styles posed for the band’s official Twitter with a snap of him covered in the white stuff.

‘Thank you Melbourne for letting us do that. It was an amazing last show. Australia you’ve been absolutely incredible. Thank you so much .x’ he said on his own Twitter feed following the gig.

‘132 shows of 134 ! Can’t believe it’s nearly over! Sad times! But I’m ready to go again in the new year for where we are tour !’ added Horan – pointing out the epic tour is not over just yet.

The boys started their show in London back in February and will finally climax in Japan on November 3 – before setting off on a follow-up world tour next year.

One Direction in US charts

European Tour Finishes

One Direction have completed the European leg of their epic Take Me Home world tour, with the boys now looking forward to a few days off before heading to Mexico.

The band played their final European tour date in Lisbon last night and it sounded like it was a great place to finish in style. Niall Horan took to twitter straight after the gig to thank the fans for coming out, writing

"Lisbon that show was nuts last night! What a way to finish up our European tour! U guys were soo loud !"

He then added his bittersweet thoughts on leaving Europe

"European tour is over 🙁 honestly sad about it, got to see so many places! played amazing shows, had. Great laugh, ate some great food :)"

"It was just an all round great tour! Thank you so much to every single one of you who came to watch! Only for you we wouldn't be doin this"

Liam Payne also tweeted some love from his account, adding: "Thank you Europe ! I love you allll :)"

Niall revealed the boys are looking forward to some well deserved time off before the tour kicks off again in Mexico, telling his followers that he's planning on some friends and family quality time: "So now! Time off ! Friends and family time! chilling out ! And just spending the time I missed out on with them now! Just friends n family."

Whilst Niall chills with his family, we wonder if bandmate Harry Styles will be hitting the party scene during his break?

With the UK, Ireland and European tours now over the boys move next to Mexico and then the US and Canada before their September promo events and finishing the year with Australia, New Zealand and Japan dates! these are busy boys!

tumblr_mnfjf3SCLo1ry42voo1_500