One Direction’s Sophomore Album “Take Me Home” Hits Stores November 13, 2012 (@onedirection)

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One Direction took the US by storm earlier this year with the release of their debut albumUP ALL NIGHT,making history as the first-ever UK band to debut at No. 1 on the US Billboard chart.UP ALL NIGHTis currently the top selling debut album of 2012. The band shows no signs of stopping with the release of their second albumTAKE ME HOMEavailable for pre-orderMonday, September 3and in storesTuesday, November 13.

TAKE ME HOMEsees One Direction collaborating with a whole host of first class writers and producers, once again reuniting the band withRami Yacoub,Carl Falk,Savan Kotecha,Ed Sheeranand McFly’sTom Fletcher. Other collaborators include Dr Luke, Shellback and Toby Gad, with the boys co-writing several tracks. The album is sure to be another huge smash release from a truly international pop phenomenon.

The album’s lead single “Live While We’re Young” will premiere on radio stations worldwide onMonday, September 24and can be heard at12pm ETin the US. The single will be released digitallyMonday, October 1in the US. Around the world the pre-order for the single became the fastest selling pre-order single in history, hitting No. 1 in over 50 countries within hours of it going on sale.

It’s been an incredible year forNiall Horan,Zayn Malik,Liam Payne,Harry StylesandLouis Tomlinson. Formed on the 2010 series of The X Factor UK, they released their debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” earlier this year and haven’t looked back since. 1D Mania has swept the globe, with acres of news print being covered and the band selling a massive 12 MILLION records worldwide.

Their debut albumUP ALL NIGHThas reached No.1 in 17 countries. They’ve sold out tours across the UK, US,AustraliaandNew Zealand, with a special appearance atNew York’sMadison Square GardenonDecember 3. One Direction’s live DVD “UP ALL NIGHT: THE LIVE TOUR” has also been an amazing success, reaching No.1 in 27 different countries and has been No. 1 in the US since its release.

In Spring 2013, One Direction will begin their sold out World Tour in the UK, which includes a massive nine shows atLondon’s O2 Arena. The US leg kicks off inFt. Lauderdale, FLonJune 13, 2013.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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