Brit Boy Band One Direction Beats out Adele on the Charts

It’s been like 15 years since the last boy band phenomena brought us the likes of Backstreet Boys, Nsync and 98 Degrees. However, it looks like boy bands are back with the success of British groups The Wanted and One Direction. The former is in the top five of the singles chart with “Glad You Came” while the latter makes history as the first British band to debut at # 1 on the Billboard Album Chart with their first album. With their record, Up All Night, landing in the top spot, the teen titans hold off Adele and her long running smash 21. The group is also set to do a North American tour in the spring and have a hit single flying up the charts with “What Makes You Beautiful”. So, it looks like these boys may be leading the boy-band re-invasion of the charts in 2012. For more on this chart, head to Billboard here and check out the new top ten below.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Up All Night- One Direction (debut)
2. 21- Adele (last week~ 2)
3. Greatest Hits- Guns n’ Roses (lw~ 31) …. * it was specially priced at 25 cents at several digital retailers last week which caused the giant jump
4. Wrecking Ball- Bruce Springsteen (lw~ 1)
5. Passion: White Flag- Various Artists (debut)
6. Whitney: The Greatest Hits- Whitney Houston (lw~ 6)
7. Take Care- Drake (lw~ 7)
8. Now 41 Compilation- Various Artists (lw~ 3)
9. Making Mirrors- Gotye (lw~ 16)
10. Some Nights- fun. (lw~ 13)

Over on the Hot 100 Singles Chart, The Wanted keep climbing (up one more to # 3), but that boy band will have to hold off an alterna-boy band named fun. who make it 3 weeks in a row at the summit with “We Are Young”. More competition coming in the future appears in the form of Flo Rida’s sixth top ten hit “Wild Ones” which bursts into the top ten this week. Take a look at the new top ten below and enjoy Flo Rida’s club banger as well.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “We Are Young”- fun. w/Janelle Monae (lw~ 1) *3 weeks on top
2. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson (lw~ 2) … formerly spent 3 weeks at # 1
3. “Glad You Came”- The Wanted (lw~ 4)
4. “Set Fire to the Rain”- Adele (lw~ 3) … formerly spent 2 weeks at # 1
5. “Somebody that I Used to Know”- Gotye w/Kimbra (lw~ 5)
6. “Starships”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 9)
7. “Turn Me On”- David Guetta w/Nicki Minaj (lw~ 6)
8. “Take Care”- Drake w/Rihanna (lw~ 7)
9. “Wild Ones”- Flo Rida w/Sia (lw~ 12)
10. “Part of Me”- Katy Perry (lw~ 10) …. formerly spent 1 week at # 1

Flo Rida featuring Sia “Wild Ones”


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