1D is the only act from the British Isles to make the top ten list of hitmakers, revealed this week by international recorded music trade body IFPI and published below.
1D’s 2013 release "Midnight Memories" peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last December, making the group the first in history to debut at the top with its first three albums. The video for "Best Song Ever" pulled almost 200 million views on YouTube and the clip for "Story of My Life" grabbed more than 100 million views. The band’s music was also heavily streamed on streaming services, the IFPI notes.
The chart takes into account all the artist’s music sales – across digital, CD and vinyl formats; singles, both downloaded and physical; on-demand streams and music videos. And it's been independently verified, according to the IFPI.
The IFPI’s Global Recording Artists Of 2013:
1. One Direction
3. Justin Timberlake
4. Bruno Mars
5. Katy Perry
7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
9. Michael Bublé
10. Daft Punk