Good news, Directioners! 1D’s new album charted at #1 in the US! That makes them the first British band to have their first and second albums debut at #1 in the US!
From the official press release:
“One Direction’s sophomore album TAKE ME HOMEsoars to the #1 position on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart with over 540,000 copies sold this week, the third highest debut of the year, making them the first British band to have their freshman and sophomore albums debut at #1 in the US. This is the second time this year One Direction made history as their debut album, UP ALL NIGHT,entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at #1, the first for a British band. This amazing U.S. debut comes hot on the heels of One Direction’s massive international success where TAKE ME HOME entered the charts at #1 in over 32 countries including the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela,Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Singapore. One Direction’s TAKE ME HOME has also shattered the US iTunes pre-order record with over 130,000 albums sold in advance of its release.”