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One Direction's career in numbers

Published 30/10/2015

One Direction on stage
One Direction on stage

As One Direction's On The Road Again Tour comes to a close - Here are some of the key statistics from One Direction's career to date:

45 - weeks spent in the UK top 10 singles chart since September 2011, including four number one singles.

141 - total weeks spent in the UK top 40 singles chart.

£25 million - estimated individual wealth of each One Direction member, as quoted in the 2015 Sunday Times Rich List.

50 million - approximate number of records sold worldwide to date.

7.5 million - the total combined audience at One Direction concerts to date.

Third - where One Direction came in the 2010 X Factor final, behind Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson.

4 out of 4 - albums entering the US charts at number one. One Direction are the first band to achieve this in history.

10 minutes - time taken for tickets to sell out for One Direction's 2012 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.

2.03 million - streams of One Direction's single Drag Me Down during the first week of its release. It is the highest number for any single in UK music history.

Here is how One Direction compare with other artists in terms of weeks spent at number one in UK top 40 singles chart.

One Direction: 4

Girls Aloud: 8

Michael Jackson: 16

Spice Girls: 22

Take That: 29

The Beatles: 65

Elvis Presley: 80

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