One Direction set for fastest-selling album of 2012

Boyband's second album 'Take Me Home' is Number One in the midweek charts

One Direction set for fastest-selling album of 2012

Photo: PA

One Direction are on course to score the fastest-selling album of 2012 with their second long-player 'Take Me Home'.

According to midweek figures released today (November 14) by the Official Charts Company, the smash hit boyband are currently outselling Rod Stewart's 'Merry Christmas Baby' by more than three copies to one.

Last year, One Direction's debut 'Up All Night' was kept off the top spot by Rihanna's 'Talk That Talk'. But with a current sales tally of 94,000 copies after less than three days, it looks set to not just take the top spot, but take the title of this year's fastest-selling album away from Mumford & Sons. At this point in the week, their seond album 'Babel' had shifted 89,000 copies, ending the week on 150,000 sales.

The Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary collection 'GRRR!' is a new entry at Number Three, the second of Green Day's trilogy 'iDos!' is new at four, while Robbie Williams' 'Take The Crown' drops four places to five.

Further down the chart, there are new album entries for Soundgarden with their comeback album 'King Animal' at 13, Christina Aguilera with 'Lotus' at 18, Deftones with 'Koi No Yokan' at 19, and Steps with their Christmas album 'Light Up The World' at 22.

Over on the singles chart, the battle for Number One is between Bruno Mars with 'Locked Out Of Heaven' and Little Mix with 'DNA', with Mars currently having the edge.

Read More On This Artist

One Direction Merchandise
More News
Jamie T covers Townes Van Zandt's 'Waiting 'Round To Die' - listen
Eddie Vedder releases a cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine'
Cloud Nothings unveil 'New Here In' video – watch
45th anniversary release of 'The Velvet Underground' to include previously unreleased LP
Prince performs alongside Kendrick Lamar to mark double album release
Ryan Adams covers Foreigner's 'I Want To Know What Love Is' - listen
Stevie Nicks shares new song 'Mabel Normand'
Crowdfunder campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall raises nearly £100,000 in two days
Darlia to headline Club NME KOKO Halloween Ball
BBC Radio 1 and 2 play too much mainstream music, claims Radio Centre study
Midweek chart update: Jamie T on course for Number One position
David Bowie teases album artwork for 'Nothing Has Changed'
NME readers vote Arctic Monkeys best headliner at this year's festivals
Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'immensely inspired' by U2 iTunes giveaway
Aphex Twin says he believes in the Illuminati and that September 11 was an 'inside job'
Johnny Marr says he makes 'outside music' concept to combat 'weedy, mopey shit'
BBC Four to show Foo Fighters documentary 'Sonic Highways'
Paramore's Hayley Williams accuses One Direction of copying New Found Glory
Kiss' Gene Simmons says that no 'iconic' new artists have emerged since 1988
Prince takes part in Facebook fan Q&A and only answers one question
Slipknot reveal plan to burn camel dung at Knotfest to give festival its own unique smell

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today