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One Direction Scores Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Midnight Memories'

December 5, 2013 (2:23 am) GMT

's "" has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with 546,000 copies, Nielsen SoundScan reports. It marks the British/Irish boyband's third studio effort to top the chart after debut album "" and 2012 set "".

The band, comprised of , , , and , is only the third pop group in Nielsen SoundScan's history to have their album debuted with 500,000 or more. Previous boybands to do so were and .

Last week's No. 1 's "" falls one rung to No. 2 despite a sales gain. Thanks to Black Friday promo, the second installment of the rapper's 2000 album "" has sold additional 199,000 in its fourth week.

Arriving at No. 3 is ' "Blame It All on My Roots", a Walmart-exclusive six-CD/two-DVD box that started with a sale price of $24.96 on Thanksgiving. Less than four days after being made available for purchase, the album moved 164,000 units.

Remaining steady at No. 4, the Robertsons' "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" has sold 137,000. Meanwhile, 's "" returns to the top 10, going to No. 5 from No. 11 with 136,000.

's "" and 's "" climb to No. 6 and No. 7 with 131,000 and 116,000, respectively. Selling 109.000, 's "" rises from No. 15-8. ' "" comes at No. 9 with 79,000 while the "Now 48" album rounds out the top 10 with 77,000.

  1. "" - (546,000)
  2. "" - (199,000)
  3. "Blame It All on My Roots" - (164,000)
  4. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" - "" Cast (137,000)
  5. "" - (136,000)
  6. "" - (131,000)
  7. "" - (116,000)
  8. "" - (109,000)
  9. "" - (79,000)
  10. The "Now 48" Album - Various Artists (77,000)

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