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One Direction on course for huge Number 1 album with Take Me Home

14/11/2012

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One Direction on course for huge Number 1 album with Take Me Home

By Dan Lane

According to the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data, One Direction look set to not only score their first Number 1 album this weekend, but they’re also on course to clock up the fastest selling album of 2012, too!

The Anglo-Irish boyband’s debut album, Up All Night, was kept off the top of the Official Albums Chart last December by Rihanna’s Talk That Talk. Nearly twelve months on and its follow-up, Take Me Home, is outselling its closest competitor, Rod Stewart’s Merry Christmas Baby (2), by more than three copies to one.

With a current sales tally of 94,000 copies, One Direction could also take the title for the fastest selling album of 2012 away from Mumford And Sons. Back in September, Mumford And Sons’ second album, Babel, sold 89,000 copies at this same point during its first week on sale, and 158,000 copies by the end of the week. With One Direction leading the English folk band by 5,000 copies at this midway stage, will it be a double celebration for Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis by Sunday’s final whistle?

The Rolling Stones’ latest Greatest Hits package, GRRR!, is new in at Number 3, while iDos!, the second of US punk rockers Green Day’s new trilogy of albums looks set to debut at Number 4. Reigning chart topper, Robbie Williams, slides four places to Number 5 with his ninth studio album, Take The Crown.

New Entries

Outside of the four new entries in the Top 5, there are seven other new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40.

English tenor Alfie Boe is on track to debut at Number 8 with his latest album, Storyteller, while recently reunited US band Soundgarden are at Number 13 with King Animal, their first new material in 16 years.

Christina Aguilera’s seventh studio album, Lotus, is new in at Number 18, followed by DeftonesKoi No Yokan, at 19. Steps’ new Christmas album, Light Up The World, enters at Number 22, while The Weekend’s Trilogy (29) and The StavesDead & Born & Grown (33) complete this week’s Official Albums Chart Update’s new entries.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
2 MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY ROD STEWART
3 GRRR ROLLING STONES
4 iDOS! GREEN DAY
5 TAKE THE CROWN ROBBIE WILLIAMS
6 MAGIC OF THE MOVIES ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS OR
7 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
8 STORYTELLER ALFIE BOE
9 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
10 + ED SHEERAN
11 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
12 STRONGER TOGETHER MILITARY WIVES
13 KING ANIMAL SOUNDGARDEN
14 SOME NIGHTS FUN
15 EVOLUTION JLS
16 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
17 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
18 LOTUS CHRISTINA AGUILERA
19 KOI NO YOKAN DEFTONES
20 RED TAYLOR SWIFT
21 THE LUMINEERS LUMINEERS
22 LIGHT UP THE WORLD STEPS
23 THE ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS KYLIE MINOGUE
24 OPERA ANDREA BOCELLI
25 BATTLE BORN KILLERS
26 TOGETHER JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE
27 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
28 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK
29 TRILOGY WEEKND
30 THE 2ND LAW MUSE
31 ORA RITA ORA
32 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
33 DEAD & BORN & GROWN STAVES
34 AN AWESOME WAVE ALT-J
35 THE BEST OF EVA CASSIDY
36 21 ADELE
37 AMERICAN SOUL MICK HUCKNALL
38 NUMBER 3 SCRIPT
39 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
40 R.E.D. NE-YO

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