One Direction – the Most Successful Band of 2013

Global music recordings body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has announced a new annual chart that reveals the most successful acts of the year, taking into account physical and download sales as well as streams – and One Direction have topped the first chart.

One Direction are number one on the list for 2013, after seeing huge success with their third studio album ‘Midnight Memories’, which contained the hit singles ‘Best Song Ever’ and ‘Story of My Life’. 

The album topped the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making One Direction the first group in the chart’s history to debut at number 1 with its first three albums. It also topped the charts in countries from Australia to here in the UK, of course.

The video for ‘Best Song Ever’ attracted almost 200 million views on YouTube and ‘Story of My Life’s’ video recorded more than 100 million views.  The band’s music was also heavily streamed on services such as Deezer and Spotify.

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