One Direction - One Direction End Swift's Album Chart Reign In America

One Direction have scored the third biggest debut of the year in the U.S. album chart - Take Me Home has rocketed to number one on the Billboard 200 with 540,000 first-week sales.

Only debuts from fellow Brits Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift beat out the boy band's new release, which ends Swift's three-week reign at the top of the countdown with Red.

Red drops to two and the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 debuts at three with first-week sales of 93,000.

The Weeknd's Trilogy enters at four and the reformed Soundgarden return to the chart with King Animal at five.

Meanwhile, on the Thanksgiving singles chart, Rihanna ends Maroon 5's nine-week run at number one with her 12th chart-topper, Diamonds.

She now ties Madonna and the Supremes for the fourth spot on the all-time chart leaders - only the Beatles, Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson have had more number ones.

Maroon 5's One More Night slips a spot to two, while Ke$ha's Die Young stays put at three.


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