One Direction’s “Take Me Home” Album Sales To Top 500,000 in Monster Debut

Move over, Justin Bieber. America has a new favorite teen heartthrob act.

“Take Me Home,” the second studio album from boy band One Direction, is pacing to achieve first-week sales of 525-575,000, Hits Daily Double reports. If that projection holds, it would top the opening week for Bieber’s “Believe” and land behind only Taylor Swift’s “Red” and Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” as the year’s best debut.

The album comes on the quick heels of the group’s debut “Up All Night,” which did not debut as impressively but showed considerable legs en route to becoming a platinum seller in the US.

A product of the seventh UK series of “The X Factor,” the five-piece group made waves for its inventive and effective branding efforts. The result is a passionate legion of fans that helped make “What Makes You Beautiful,” off the debut album, a legitimate hit single in America and will now make “Take Me Home” a gold album in its first week of release.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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