One Direction tops British charts


Boy band One Direction topped Britain’s singles and album charts yesterday, outselling new releases from rock veterans Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones, the Official Charts Company said.

The English-Irish quintet shot to number one in the album charts with Take Me Home, with one of its tracks, Little Things, also taking first place in the singles rankings.

Singer Rod Stewart had to settle for number two for his new collection of seasonal classics Merry Christmas Baby, while the Rolling Stones were third with their 50th anniversary compilation GRRR!.