One Direction earn third No1 album in three years
02 Dec 2014
One Direction have released their fourth album, Four, which has become the band’s third No.1 album in the UK in just three years.
Finally the wait is over for 1D fans who can now get their hands on One Direction’s fourth offering following its release in November.
The album followed the success of the group’s earlier releases and shot straight to the top of the charts in the UK, becoming One Direction third top-charting album. The success came as no surprise as during September, when the album was available to pre-order, it reached No.1 on the iTunes store in 67 countries.
Four includes the lead single Steal My Girl and has seen the band collaborate with a string of top artists including McFly, who co-wrote a song with Nial Horan, Kodaline, 1975, John Legend and Naughty Boy.
Four is the follow-up to Midnight Memories. After the album’s release it became the fastest selling album of 2013 and landed them their second No.1.
Previously One Direction’s Take Me Home went to the top of the charts while their debut, Up All Night, narrowly missed out on the top spot and peaked at No.2.
In 2013 One Direction were named the best-selling artist in the world with Midnight Memories selling 4million copies. They beat the likes of Eminem (The Marshall Mathers LP2 – 3.8m) and Justin Timberlake (The 20/20 Experience – 3.6m).
One Direction confirmed on Saturday 29 November that in support of Four they will bring their On The Road Again tour to the UK and Ireland during June, September and October. The tour will visit arenas in the likes of London, Manchester and Birmingham. One Direction tickets go on sale on Saturday 6 December.
Earlier in the year the boy band embarked on their biggest ever tour which saw the boys headline stadiums across the world. The UK and Irish leg of their Where We Are featured concerts in some of the most iconic UK and Irish stadiums including London’s Wembley Stadium and Dublin’s Croke Park.
One Direction tour dates 2015
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (6)
The O2, London (24, 25, 26)
Manchester Arena (3, 4)
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (7, 8)
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham (10, 11)
3Arena, Dublin (16, 17)
Odyssey Arena, Belfast (20, 21)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (25, 26)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (29, 30)