One Direction to release new album ‘Four’ on Nov. 17

Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson
British band One Direction -- from left, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson -- arrive at the Brit Awards 2014 in London.
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One Direction is showing no signs of slowing down.

In the midst of a sold-out stadium tour, the British boy band found time to cut a new album. The pop phenoms announced they will release “Four” on Nov. 17.

The boys paired the album news by issuing a free track. “Fireproof,” which is lifted from the album, can be downloaded for the next 24 hours via their official website.

“Four” is One Direction’s fourth album in four years and the follow-up to 2013’s “Midnight Memories.”


Their first three albums all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts and each went platinum in the U.S.  

One Direction is beginning a three-night stint at the Rose Bowl on Thursday as part of its Where We Are tour. 

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