July 26th it was announced from Sony Music Global that One Direction’s Up All Night went Platinum and their tour DVD went triple Platinum.
Considering the state of the music industry, a platinum plaque is very rare and more than meaningful feat than ever before. For evidence, look no further than the fact that One Direction’s hit album Up All Night just became the one of the first albums released in 2012 to surpass one million in record sales, Adele’s 21 was another.
One Direction has had a very successful year so far, with a 6 month tour that was sold out and a mostly sold out 2013 tour they are raking up some cash. Their album never leaving the top 10 of the Billboard charts and their “Up all Night: The Live Tour” DVD has held the number one spot eight weeks in a row on Billboard’s Top Music Videos chart with 223k copies sold.
On December 3, One Direction will have one of the biggest concerts of their career when they perform at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden – a performance that sold out in under an hour.