Their third effort has now sold over 700,000 copies since its release in November 25, and in the process has overtaken Emeli Sande’s acclaimed record ‘Our Version of Events‘ which has shifted 683,000 copies this year bringing it’s total sales figure to over 2 million.
Member Liam Payne commented: “This tops an amazing year for us! We’re so excited to have the biggest selling album in the UK this year, especially with a record we are all so proud of. We’d like to thank everyone who has bought the album, it really means a lot to us.”
Martin Talbot the Official Charts Company chief executive added: “Hearty congratulations should go to One Direction. It is a huge honour to become the biggest seller of any year. To do so in such a short amount of time is a very impressive achievement.”
Congrats 1D, we wonder what 2014 will bring for them next!