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One Direction top singles and album charts ahead of Rolling Stones

One Direction are double chart-toppers for the second time Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

One Direction have climbed straight to the summit of the singles and albums charts - for the second time.

The boyband have gone from strength to strength since finishing third in X Factor in 2010 and this week they scored their first ever number one album with Take Me Home.

It meant that Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones had to settle for silver and bronze with Merry Christmas Baby and Grrr.

The boyband performed at Children In Need Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

And after cracking America and headlining Children in Need, the 1D boys continued on the up and up as their newly released ballad Little Things beat Bruno Mars tune Locked Out Of Heaven to the top of the singles list.

It becomes their second ever chart-topping single after debut release What Makes You Beautiful reached number one in September last year.

One Direction beat the Rolling Stones to number one Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Also flying the X Factor flag high, last year's winners Little Mix went straight to number three with new song DNA.

Little Things writer Ed Sheeran also had plenty to be happy about, as the singer-songwriter's Give Me Love leapt from number 139 to number 18 to make him this week's fastest climber.