2013 has been quite the year for One Direction. Not only have they launched a fragrance, released a film and grown a whole load of facial hair, but their third studio album, Midnight Memories has also been officially named the biggest selling album of the year. A to the freaking WOO.

Yep, despite only being released last month, Midnight Memories has overtaken Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events to become the biggest selling artist album of 2013, according to the Official Charts Company's end-of-year sales data.

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In fact, the album racked up 685,000 sales in just FIVE WEEKS, compared to the 683,000 copies of Our Version of Events that were sold over the course of the year.

Speaking about the triumph, Liam Payne told OfficialCharts.com: “This tops an amazing year for us!

We're so excited to have the biggest selling album in the UK this year, especially with a record we are all so proud of. We'd like to thank everyone who has bought the album, it really means a lot to us.”

Might take you quite a long time to do all that thanking, Paynis - what the whole 685,000 sales and all.

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This is the second record that Midnight Memories has clocked up, having already nabbed the award for fastest selling album of 2013 after 237,000 copies sold in the first week of release.

One Direction's debut album Up All Night sold 139,000 copies in week one while 2012's Take Me Home sold 155,000 copies.

THAT'S A WHOLE LOAD OF ALBUMS. What do you make of this news?

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