The boyband’s third studio album sold 4 million copies worldwide in the space of just five weeks following its release on Nov. 25. Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 came in second.

One Direction had a banner year in 2013 with their sellout world tour Take Me Home grossing over $100 million and their first concert film the Morgan Spurlock directed One Direction: This Is Us 3D making $67 million at the box office. The group sold a phenomenal 685,000 copies of Midnight Memories in the UK alone.

Gennaro Castaldo, the BPI’s director of communications said: “Around one in eight albums sold around the world are by British artists, and One Direction are certainly playing their part in maintaining this fantastic achievement.


food will never break my heart

Santiago, Chile - 30.04

Favorite Zayn outfit:

Chiltern Firehouse, London.


WWAT also known as Harry’s Obsessed With Niall Tour.