Official Charts Analysis: One Direction LP tops 230k sales to become 2013's fastest seller

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Selling more copies in a week than either of their previous albums, and more copies in a week than any artist album has so far this year, One Direction's Midnight Memories storms to number one.

Topping the chart 54 weeks after predecessor Take Me Home opened at the summit on sales of 155,316, Midnight Memories sold 237,338 copies last week, far eclipsing 2013's previous best of 165,091 set 27 weeks ago by Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. Of the ...

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