One Direction Is the First Band to Debut at #1 With Their First Three Albums
ONE DIRECTION'S latest album, "Midnight Memories", has debuted at #1 on the "Billboard" chart with 546,000 copies. That makes them the first group ever to debut at #1 with their first three albums.
(Their first album, "Up All Night", hit #1 in March of last year . . . and they followed it up with "Take Me Home" in November.)
THE MONKEES' also had their first three albums hit #1, but they didn't all DEBUT there . . . their self-titled debut album only hit #1 after six weeks on the chart.
The only other new release in the Top 10 this week was a Walmart-exclusive boxed set from GARTH BROOKS that was released on Thanksgiving. It sold 164,000 copies at #3, thanks to a ton of Black Friday shopping. Here's this week's Top 5. . .
1. (NEW) "Midnight Memories", One Direction (546,000 copies)
2. "The Marshall Mathers LP 2", Eminem (199,000 copies)
3. (NEW) Garth Brooks' Walmart-exclusive boxed set, "Blame It All on My Roots" (164,000 copies)
4. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas", the cast of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" (137,000 copies)
5. "Prism", Katy Perry (136,000 copies)
A Mayor in Australia Calls Justin Bieber a "Pop Princess" and Wants Him to Come Back and Clean Up His Graffiti
The mayor of Gold Coast, Australia, Tom Tate, has released a video, asking JUSTIN BIEBER to come back and clean up the graffiti he did while in his city. The BEST part is that he calls Justin a, quote, "pop princess."
Tate says he's willing to let Justin off the hook is if he comes back to Gold Coast to perform at some holiday event he's hosting THIS Saturday.
That's POSSIBLE, because Justin will be on tour in Australia through Sunday. But unless this is just one big set-up, it seems doubtful that Justin would actually accept his offer.
Are Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Secretly Seeing Each Other?
LIAM HEMSWORTH had the perfect opportunity to flee, so if this is true, I have no sympathy for him, no matter what happens next . . .
"Us Weekly" claims Liam wants MILEY CYRUS back, and they've been secretly meeting up and talking. But Miley is having doubts . . . quote, "She's confused about how she feels."
Is Liv Tyler Hooking Up With Orlando Bloom?
Now that ORLANDO BLOOM is single again, there's talk about his rebound relationship. We had already heard that something could be brewing between his ex MIRANDA KERR and LEONARDO DICAPRIO. And now there's talk that ORLANDO BLOOM is having his way with LIV TYLER.
They've been friends for years, and starred in the "Lord of the Rings" movies together. And sources say they "got cozy" backstage at a Broadway show recently . . . quote, "They were playfully tickling, gazing into each other's eyes and holding hands."
Orlando and Miranda recently split up after six years together, and three years of marriage.
Lionel Richie Is Ready to Record More Country Collaboration Albums . . . Thanks to Luke Bryan
You'll have LUKE BRYAN to thank if LIONEL RICHIE records one or two . . . or even three more country collaboration albums.
Lionel had been thinking about doing a follow-up . . . but the deal was sealed after he and Luke performed together at the "CMT Artists of the Year" special on Tuesday.
He told "Country Weekly", quote, "Luke put the final nail in the idea. I walked onstage with him and I realized the magic of performing. Country has it down pat. These guys to me are just great new country.
"I love the idea of recording one thing, maybe two or three, with Luke and a couple of the other crazy guys."