One Direction has beaten Taylor Swift's US chart record with their new music album "Four", which sold 387,000 copies in a week.
With the new record, the English-Irish boy band became the first group to top Billboard 200 chart for the fourth time in less than three years and the only band to have their first four music albums in the chart.
Billboard is an American music magazine that is known for its internationally recognised record charts. The magazine tracks most popular albums and songs on a weekly basis to prepare the chart. The two most popular record charts of the magazine are Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200. While the former chart is listed on the basis of sales, online streaming and radio play, the second list is purely based on sales.
One Direction's "Four" secured first position in Billboard 200 chart after breaking the three-week-old record of Taylor Swift's "1989".
Apart from "Four" and "1989", Nickelback's "No Fixed Address bows", Garth Brooks' "Man Against Machine churns down", Pink Floyd's "The Endless River flows", Foo Fighters' "Sonic Highways brakes" and In This Moment's "Black Widow spins" also secured top ten position in the Billboard 200 chart list.
Meanwhile, One Direction set another record with 1 billion music streams and joined the list of elite superstars. The boy band received the highest first week streams in the US with over 11.6 million streams and 29.3 million streams globally.