One Direction Thanks Fans After “Made In The A.M.” Is Number One In U.K.
One Direction is thanking fans after Made In The A.M. debuted at number one on the U.K. charts.
On Friday, one week after the album was released, it was revealed Made In The A.M. beat all other competition, including Purpose from Justin Bieber, to take the top spot on the U.K. Top 40 albums chart. The record racked up 93,189 in sales. In comparison, Bieber sold 90,596 copies.
But One Direction also gets to celebrate a second milestone. Made In The A.M. is now the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of the year. The previous high total for 2015 was held by One Direction foe Noel Gallagher, whose Chasing Yesterday album had sales of 89,110 in March. Now after surpassing that, the guys are celebrating on Twitter.
Niall Horan posted, “People of the UK ! What a great feeling to Wake up and find out that you’ve got a number 1 album. Thank you so much, means a lot.” He went on to give a shout-out to his native Ireland after finding out the album took the crown there, too. “Thank you guys so much,” he wrote.
Louis Tomlinson tweeted, “Thank you so much to everyone who has bought the album so far! Proud day today.” He added a short time later, “Means so much to get a number 1 in our home countries! Buzziiiiiiiing.” Directioners, of course, know that “buzzing” is one of Tomlinson’s buzz words.
And Liam Payne wrote, “Yayyyyy number one in the uk so amazing this record means a lot to us so happy u guys are loving it thanks you x.” Harry Styles has yet to comment, but it’s likely just a matter of time before he sends fans “all the love,” as he is known to do.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Bieber was the first to claim the November 13 release date for his album, before One Direction revealed they, too, would drop their record that day. Had they not, Bieber would’ve scored the “number one” distinction. That said, it’s not all that surprising 1D pulled off the feat on their home turf, and Bieber is expected to do the same in the U.S. TELL US: What do you think of One Direction’s Made In The A.M. being number one in the U.K.?