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One Direction could make US chart history next week

By | Published on Thursday 15 March 2012

One Direction

The Wanted may have been getting more radio play than rivals One Direction Stateside, resulting in a better performance in the American singles charts, but the ‘X-Factor’ created boy band are set to outperform the Capital Radio-owned Wanted boys when it comes to the US albums chart.

In fact, next week 1D might just do better than Coldplay, Radiohead, Spice Girls, Depeche Mode, Queen, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles by becoming the first British group ever to have their debut album debut at number one in the American albums chart.

So that’s exciting isn’t it? Well, it is for them, their mothers, Simon Cowell, Simon Cowell’s mother, Sony shareholders and Steve Brookstein, who famously loves to see all fellow ‘X-Factor’ finalists achieving global fame and fortunes courtesy of old Si, because he never really wanted any of that for himself anyway.

However, don’t crack open the champagne just yet Steve, because there is one person on this planet who could stop 1D from entering the American albums chart for the first time at number one. And that person is Ms Adele (currently in second place sales wise) who could, just for kicks, desecrate the dreams, the hopes, the ambitions, and possibly the very reason for being for poor old Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis by reclaiming the number one spot in the Billboard charts for the 24th bloody time.

Imagine if she did that and it caused the 1D boys to participate in a gruesome suicide pact. Now surely that would provide enough inspiration for Adele to get writing her third long player?