One Direction make US chart history with second Number One album

'Take Me Home' is their second album to go straight to the top of the Billboard 200

One Direction make US chart history with second Number One album

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One Direction have made US chart history after their second album, 'Take Me Home', went to Number One in the US Billboard Top 200 chart.

The homegrown boy band are the first British group to have both their debut album and its follow-up go straight to the top of the US charts.

One Direction's debut album, 'Up All Night', also went to Number One in the Billboard chart earlier this year upon its Stateside release.

Their new album sold 540,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It went to Number One in the Official UK Albums Chart and also topped the charts in over 30 countries worldwide.

However, One Direction failed to secure the fastest-selling album of 2012 in the UK, selling 155,000 copies in its first week of sales, as compared to Mumford and Sons' 'Babel', which shifted 158,000 copies.

Mick Jagger recently said that One Direction remind him of The Rolling Stones.

Jagger told CNN that seeing their success had made him remember his early days with the Stones.

"I watched a concert of One Direction on TV the other night, you know, just to check [it] out," he said.

"It reminded me very much of our early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float. They were like floating above the audience, and they looked really distinctly uncomfortable."

He added: "I remember feeling that same uncomfortable feeling of being pushed around in this very weird place about 50 years ago. It was a very funny moment, because it was very similar to the things we've been through."

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