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One Direction album 'fastest-selling' of the year

(L-R) Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

One Direction's third studio album 'Midnight Memories' has become the fastest-selling album of 2013, outselling Gary Barlow latest release by more than two to one, according to the Official Charts Company.

One Direction sold 237,000 copies of their latest album in the past seven days.