It seemed that 2011 was set to be the year of One Direction, as everything they have done so far this year has seemed to turn to gold. They have already had a number one single, with their debut release What Makes You Beautiful and they have out sold everybody when it comes to their 2012 calendar. So everybody was expecting their debut album to also hit the top spot.
However, when One Direction released their debut album Up All Night, it was obvious that it was going to face stiff competition from Rihanna and her new album Talk That Talk. While many thought that One Direction would be able to more than hold their own against Rihanna in the UK, the We Found Love singer put the young boys back in their place.
Rihanna, who is signed to Def Jam, took this week’s number 1 album spot in the UK with Talk That Talk, while One Direction, who are with Simon Cowell’s label Syco, had to settle for second with Up All Night. Elsewhere, Michael Bublé slipped two places to number three, with Westlife at number four and Kate Bush rounding of the top five.