Title and Release Date: TBD
After releasing two No. 1 full-lengths, “Up All Night” and “Take Me Home,” in the United States in 2012, One Direction will return with its third album before the end of the year, according to Columbia. The still-untitled effort is led by the single “Best Song Ever,” which features more streamlined rock production and bestowed the boy band with its best Billboard Hot 100 position to date by blasting to a No. 2 debut. Whenever One Direction’s next LP arrives, the release will fall comfortably between the premiere of the group’s recent 3-D film, “One Direction: This Is Us,” and its 2014 stadium tour, set to begin next April.