In 2014, IFPI published its first ever global recording artists chart to accurately capture the popularity of artists across a wider range of channels, including digital downloads, physical format sales and streaming services. The chart gives a fuller picture of the popularity of artists across the many different formats and channels through which fans now listen to music.
The inaugural chart was topped by One Direction, the IFPI Global Recording Artists of 2013, on the back of the success of their third studio album Midnight Memories, which contained the hit singles Best Song Ever and Story of My Life. The album topped the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making One Direction the first group in the charts history to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums. The video for Best Song Ever attracted almost 200 million views on YouTube and Story of My Life more than 100 million views. The band’s music was also heavily streamed on services such as Deezer and Spotify.
One Direction also topped the global albums chart, with Midnight Memories selling four million units. The album was the fastest selling of 2013 in the UK and sold more than a million copies in its first five weeks of release in the US. It topped the charts in dozens of countries worldwide, from Australia to Sweden.
i made my family move here for the aesthetic
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im ok w spending $40 on food but wont buy a $40 shirt
I wanna be that one girl who looks really cute but also gives off the vibe that she could snap your neck if you disrespect her like is that possible for me
life hack: get a tattoo. if the people at the job interview notice it and look concerned, laugh a little and explain “it’s just temporary.” months later if your boss asks why you lied and said it was a temporary tattoo, stare off into the distance and whisper with a tremulous voice the poor excuse for truth your subconscious has been fighting for its entire insignificant existence: “everything is temporary.”
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look me in the eyes and tell me that if the character you hold near and dear to your heart knocked on your window in the middle of the night and said “drop everything and come with me” you wouldn’t do it you know you fucking would
if you shame girls about their breast size i will push you into traffic
"Who’s flat now?"
whos flat now