Apologies to those who thought
One Direction's third album, "Midnight Memories," debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart this week after selling 546,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
"Midnight Memories" is the group's third No. 1 album, making it the first to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums. 1D's debut, "Up All Night," and the follow-up "Take Me Home" were both released last year.
Also, as Billboard noted in its chart analysis, One Direction is the first group since the Monkees to have its first three albums reach No. 1, a fitting piece of pop trivia given both acts were born on television to the delight of teenagers.
1D mania will reach fever pitch next year when the boys anchor a stadium tour, which includes a stop at the Rose Bowl in September.