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Boybands With Number 1 Albums in US and UK: Take That /JLS / One Direction

Take That
United States- Take That tried to break American market during the latter part of their career in 1990’s but they never had a hit album there with only “Never Forget” which charted. Nevertheless, it only peaked at number 69.
United Kingdom- Take That had successful career both in 1990’s and 2000’s. In 1990’s, they had 3 number 1 albums. They were “Everything Changes” (their second album), “Never Forget”, and their compilation album “Greatest Hits”. However, the group achived more success with their comeback and reunion in 2000’s. Those albums were “Beautiful World” (their biggest seller ever), “The Circus”, “Progress”, “III”, and the extended play “Progressed”. Take That, thus, the most successful boyband ever in United Kingdom, not even the worldwide successful One Direction.

JLS
United States- JLS attempted to release records in America but never pushed through as a single released never charted.
United Kingdom- The R&B boy group did well in their own country, United Kingdom, which their debut album also called “JLS” went to number 1. The album was a big seller which BPI certified it with 4x platinum. Their other albums went to top 5.

One Direction
United States- One Direction became the biggest boyband to hit America this 2010’s. They had four consecutive number 1 albums. “Up All Night” was their first album which became a number 1 album and multiplatinum. “Take Me Home” was as successful as well. It was followed by “Midnight Memories” which was their fastest seller. Then “FOUR” which was their last number 1 album. “Made in the A.M.” failed from number 1 which only settled at second after a battle with Justin Bieber.
United Kingdom- One Direction failed to top the albums chart with their first album, just peaking at number 2. However, their succeeding albums “Take Me Home”, Midnight Memories”, “FOUR”, and “Made in the A.M.”, all went to number one.

Credits: Billboard / OCC /Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / OneDirectionVEVO