One Direction sold a further 124,000 copies of "Midnight Memories" to top the U.K. album chart for a second week, with a two-week total of 361,000 units. Lily Allen's "Somewhere Only We Know," which fell three places to No. 4 on last week's singles survey, promptly climbed three to regain the top spot.
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Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is on course to score the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the album, released on Dec. 3, might sell around 115,000 to 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Thanks to the viral explosion of a new parody video of the song, Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The song halts the command of Lorde's "Royals" after nine weeks.