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One Direction Makes Chart History with Second Platinum Album of 2012

Image courtesy of Columbia Records/Syco (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Columbia Records/Syco (via ABC News Radio)

Most artists would kill to have a single #1, million-selling album: One Direction has now racked up two in 12 months. 

The group's sophomore disc, Take Me Home, has just gone platinum, marking sales of a million copies.  According to Billboard , they're the first act since 2005 to have two brand-new albums -- not best-ofs or complilations -- go platinum plus in one calendar year.

The last act to accomplish this was country music superstar Kenny Chesney , who released two albums in 2005: one in January and one in November.  Both sold more than a million copies.

Take Me Home has now sold 1.04 million copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.  One Direction's debut, Up All Night, came out in March; it's sold 1.51 million copies.  Both albums are among the top 10 best-selling discs of 2012:  Take Me Home i s #8, while Up All Night is #3. 

The only albums that have out-sold Up All Night this year?  Adele 's 21 and Taylor Swift 's Red.

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