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One Direction Announce The Release Of Their Third Album, MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, Available Monday, November 25

Sony Columbia Records - 09/06/2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- British pop superstars One Direction will release their eagerly anticipated third studio album, MIDNIGHT MEMORIES globally on November 25, 2013 via Syco/Columbia Records. MIDNIGHT MEMORIES will be available for pre-order Monday, September 9 and in stores on Monday, November 25.

MIDNIGHT MEMORIES will include worldwide smash hit single "Best Song Ever," which recently made history on VEVO by racking up the highest number of views within 24 hours with a total of 12.3 million views.  The music video for the single went on to win the "Song of the Summer" Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Video Awards in Brooklyn.

2013 has been a monumental year for One Direction, who have played over 100 shows in 21 countries on their first ever Take Me Home World Tour. In February, the band visited Ghana with UK charity Comic Relief and recorded the official 2013 Red Nose Day charity single, "One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)." To date they have raised over 3 million dollars for the charity. That same month they also won a BRIT Award for Global Success, and in August 2013 took home an astounding 6 Teen Choice Awards, including Choice Music Group.

One Direction made their movie debut last week with their massive hit 3D concert movie and documentary One Direction: This Is Us. The film has been a phenomenal success, topping the UK and US box offices and grossing an incredible $18.4 million on its opening weekend in the US alone and an additional $14.8 million worldwide.

In early 2014, One Direction will begin their Worldwide Where We Are Stadium Tour in South America and then head to the UK, which will include 2 nights at Wembley stadium, as well as eight sold out dates in the UK and Ireland. 

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson formed in 2010 and have amassed a loyal fanbase and fame all across the globe. They have impressively sold over 32 million records and have achieved a total of 61 number ones.

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About COLUMBIA RECORDS
One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. 

SYCO ENTERTAINMENT
Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music and is one of the world's leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the world's most successful global TV and music franchises. Syco Entertainment is also the world's most successful producer of international talent with Syco Music being the record label home for such diverse international recording artists as Labrinth, One Direction, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Little Mix, IL Divo, Jonathan and Charlotte, Tate Stevens, Emblem3, Fifth Harmony, James Arthur, Ella Henderson and the Loveable Rogues. Syco's television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. The X Factor was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and Fremantle Media. Local versions of The X Factor are produced in more than 42 territories and the US version of The X Factor airs in over 191 countries. In 2012 Got Talent became the world's biggest selling TV format and is now commissioned in 56 countries as a local format.  In 2013 Syco continues to capitalize on the ongoing success of its established global hit TV formats and a number of new projects including two feature films - One Direction's 3D movie This Is Us with Sony Pictures and One Chance, a film based on the success story of Britain's Got Talent's first winner, Paul Potts, in association with the Weinstein Company.

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