One Direction’s new album 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. This amazing U.S. debut comes hot off the heels of One Direction’s massive international success, with MIDNIGHT MEMORIES becoming the U.K.’s fastest selling album of 2013 and over the past three years. Around the world, the album entered the charts at #1 in over 26 countries.
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.