Finally, the wait is over. The fans of Boyband One Direction are excited about the latest album Made in the A.M. which is about to release. However, there is one constraint about which you may buzz is- the launch of new album Purpose of Justin Bieber on the same day.
In this pop war, who will top the charts and who will be the second best?
Rounding up the facts about their released albums, their sales, scandals, the followers, the fans and the accolades we come out who is going to be at the top.
So, before their release here is one to one facts and figures that you should know about Justin Bieber and One Direction.
How long have they been around for?
One Direction: 2010
Justin Bieber: 2007
One Direction made history as the first group to ever have their first four albums debut at #1 in the US
Up All Night – Over 5 million copies
Take Me Home – Over 5 million copies
Midnight Memories – Became the fastest selling album in the UK in 2013
FOUR – 3.2 million copies in 2014 and received the largest first week streams ever in the US with over 11.6 million streams and 29.3 million streams globally.
Journals – 1.5 million copies
Believe – Over 5 million copies
Under the Mistletoe – 2.25 million copies
My World 2.0 – Over 5 million copies
UK singles – 4
UK albums – 3
America singles – 0 – They are yet to top the Billboard Top 100 chart
America albums – 4
UK singles – 1
UK albums – 1
America singles – 1
America albums – 3
One Direction: 3D concert movie One Direction: This Is Us which topped the UK and US box offices and made over $70 million worldwide.
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never which made over $98 million.
American Music Awards – Favourite Pop/Rock Album in 2013 and 2014, Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group in 2013 and 2014 and Artist Of the Year.
BRIT Awards – Best British Single, BRITs Global Success in 2013 and 2014 and British Video.
Billboard Music Awards – Top Duo/Group in 2013 and 2015, New Artist of the Year, Top Pop Artist and Top Touring Artist.
MTV VMAs – Best New Artist, Best Pop Video, Most Share-Worthy Video and Best Song of the Summer.
Nickleodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – Favourite UK Newcomer, Favourite UK Band in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and Favourite Fan Family.
Teen Choice Awards – Choice Music: Breakout Group, Choice Summer Music Star: Group, Choice Music: Love Song, Choice Tour in 2013 and 2014, Choice Music Group in 2013 and 2014, Choice Male Hottie in 2013 and 2014, Choice Smile in 2013 and 2014, Choice Single: Group in 2013 and 2014, Choice Love Song in 2013 and 2014, Choice Social Media King, Choice Twit, Choice Smile, Choice Break-up Song and Choice Fanatic Fans.
American Music Awards – Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist in 2010 and 2012, Favorite Pop/Rock Album in 2010 and 2012, New Artist of the Year.
BRIT Awards – International Breakthrough Act
Billboard Music Awards – Top New Artist, Fan Favourite, Top Social Artist in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Top Streaming Artist, Top Digital Media Artist, Top Pop Album, Top Male Artist, Milestone Award.
MTV EMAs – Best Male in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Best Push Act, Best Pop in 2010 and 2011, Voices Award, Best World Stage Performance, Best Canadian Act in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Biggest Fans, Best North American Act and Best Collaboration.
MTV VMAs – Best New Artist and Best Male Video
Nickleodeon Kids’ Choice Awards –
Teen Choice Awards – Choice Twitter Personality, Choice Single: Male Artist, Choice Male Artist, Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male, Choice TV: Villain, Choice Music: Breakout Artist Male, Choice Summer Music Star: Male, Choice Music: Pop Album, Choice Male Hottie, Choice Twit, Choice Twitter Personality, Choice Social Media King.
Kids Choice Awards – Favourite Male Singer in 2012 and 2013
The rock band One Direction got a shock when Zayn Malik made a decision to quit the band in March post five years of joining.
Malik remained a buzz after the rumors of ditch over his fiancée Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards while they were on the tour to Thailand with the band.
Another band member Louis Tomlinson shocked his fans when he buzzed that he was soon to be father of a baby with an LA based stylist Briana Jungwirth.
In another instance of their stardom, Louis and Zayn were found to be in a video ‘smoking a joint’ while they were on a tour to Peru and that video leaked.
In 2011, Harry Styles was in headlines due to his dating buzz with the TV presenter Caroline Flack, 31.
In the same year, 2011, Justin Bieber was in news due to his date with Disney Star Selena Gomez. He was 17 back then and gained much press attentions that it caused hime to raise his middle finger to paparazzi. Since 12, Selena was wearing purity ring but as soon as the things got heat up between these two stars she started to wear less and less and her fans became frenzy.
Justine was also claimed to be a father of a four month old baby boy by a girl Mariah Yeater. She slapped him with a paternity test. However, the claims were dropped by Mariah after a month.
He confessed to have a beer while he was under legal drinking age in the year 2012. Then he was got into an altercation with a tabloid snapper as he left the cinema with the Disney star Selena Gomez.
Justin was also accused of over speeding in July 2012. However, he claimed that he was being followed by paparazzi and thus called 911.
In another instance of Justin’s stardom, a member of paparazzi was killed while he was following Justin. At that time Justin asked the amendments in law to protect the photographers and celebrities.
Despite of all these headlines made, Justin is famous for his on-stage weird behavior, social media outbursts and has been linked to smoking marijuana on many occasions.