One Direction has once again debuted at No. 1 in several countries. This time, it’s for the single “Story of My Life,” which debuted at the top of the iTunes singles charts after it was released on Oct. 28, 2013.
The United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Spain are among the countries where “Story of My Life” debuted at No. 1 on iTunes.
The song debuted in the Top 5 on iTunes in other countries such as Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway and Portugal. “Story of My Life” is the second single from One Direction’s third album “Midnight Memories, which will be released worldwide 25th Nov 2013
Based on pre-orders, the “Midnight Memories” album (deluxe edition) rocketed into the Top 10 of iTunes last week in numerous countries. including the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway. One Direction came in third place on The X Factor UK in 2010. The group is signed to Syco Music, the record company co-owned by Simon Cowell and Sony Music. Simon Cowell mentored One Direction on The X Factor.
One Direction is the best-selling act worldwide to emerge from “The X Factor.” According to Sony Music, as of October 2013, One Direction has sold 32 million singles, albums and DVDs worldwide. There will be a 1D Day worldwide event on Nov. 23, 2013. “1D Day will give fans from every corner of the world a unique opportunity to enter into One Direction’s lives through a seven-hour live broadcast with the band. 1D Day will be broadcast live from Los Angeles … with further details to be announced.
“1D Day is the first live event of its kind, enabling fans from different countries and time-zones the chance to interact with the band throughout the live stream broadcast. With the quality of a high-end HD production and the intimacy of a web chat, the event will provide unparalleled access to One Direction’s world, helping the band reach fans in every country.
It will feature special guest appearances, sketches with the band, fan-generated videos and live broadcasts from different countries. One Direction will be doing numerous personal appearances (exact dates to be announced) to promote “Midnight Memories.” “The X Factor” also already announced that One Direction will perform on the U.K. and U.S. editions of “The X Factor” in 2013.