One Direction beat Cliff Richard's top-selling calendar record One Direction Tickets

The pop stars have tipped the crooner of the top spot on Amazon's chart

One Direction beat Cliff Richard's top-selling calendar record

Photo: Press

One Direction have beaten Cliff Richard's record as the top-selling celebrity calendar.

Sir Cliff had previously topped calendar sales on Amazon.co.uk every year since the online retailer launched in 1998. However, in 2012 the boy band had doubled his sales in the space of three years.

Xavier Garambois, vice president of EU Retail at Amazon, said in a statement: "Before 2011, no one could get near Cliff Richard at the top of the calendar charts but One Direction’s unrivalled popularity has seen them shoot to the top of the all-time bestsellers list, almost doubling Cliff Richards’s all-time sales in just three years."

Cherly Cole has topped sales of female calendars every year since 2009, with Kylie coming in second place.

The top five bestselling male celebrity calendars of all time on Amazon.co.uk:

1. One Direction
2. Cliff Richard
3. Take That
4. Justin Bieber
5. Olly Murs

The top five bestselling female celebrity calendars of all time on Amazon.co.uk:

1. Cheryl Cole
2. Kylie Minogue
3. Kelly Brook
4. Girls Aloud
5. Madonna

Last month, One Direction fans were warned to keep away from the Australian hotel the band were staying in over fears that they might be bitten by snakes. The band's Louis Payne tweeted a warning to obsessive fans of the group, who were camped out behind the hotel after playing a gig in Adelaide. Payne, who was alarmed that people were flaunting signs warning them that they were near a 'snake habitat', wrote a series of Tweets telling them that he was worried that "someone's gunna get hurt".

Read More On This Artist

One Direction Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £37

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £64


Buy One Direction Tickets

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £70


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £40

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £94


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £40

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £99


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £40

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £99


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £40

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £84


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £40

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £79


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £77


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £39

Buy One Direction Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £89


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £39

Buy One Direction Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £84


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £159


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £39

Buy One Direction Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £120


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £39

Buy One Direction Tickets


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £40

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £129


Buy One Direction Tickets

from £40

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £93


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £119


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy One Direction Tickets

from £180

back to top

More News
The Wombats announce details of new album 'Glitterbug'
Pussy Riot: 'Our goal is not to make a political album'
Azealia Banks accuses Eminem of sexism in his music
Gerard Way 'made plans to work with' The Libertines' Carl Barat
The Smiths' Mike Joyce says Queen should wear 'Queen is Dead' T-shirt during...
Wu-Tang Clan tried to get James Blake to feature on 'A Better Tomorrow'
Royal Blood 'wanted to support Foo Fighters before even starting the band'
Spectres announce UK tour dates
Taylor Swift was surprised at industry's reaction to her decision to leave Spotify
Ride, Bastille, Duran Duran and more to play tiny War Child gigs
Noel Gallagher's teenage daughter recalls how he embarrassed her in front of Harry Styles
Manics' Nicky Wire: 'There hasn't been a decent attempt at a Christmas single in...
Radio 1 music boss tells The Killers' Brandon Flowers: 'You're not too old to make...
John Lydon: 'Ukip's talk about immigration is subdued racism'
Brandon Flowers says second solo album is 'definitely going to be different'
Lucy Rose announces UK tour and promises to play new material
Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson: 'Bono's such a massive cunt'
Future Islands' Samuel T Herring feared he 'was going to die' earlier this year
Madonna calls new album leak 'a form of terrorism'
New Official Chart Show host Clara Amfo is 'surprised at how nice everyone's been'
Wiley reschedules tour following unrelated shooting outside London venue
Wu-Tang's RZA: 'I used to do rap battles on the spot where Eric Garner was killed'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM