The boy band’s second album, Take Me Home, is projected to move upwards of 500,000 copies next week — which would make it the third biggest debut of the year, behind Taylor Swift and Mumford and Sons. It will also be their second No. 1 album of the year (Up All Night dropped in March). Now would be a good time to catch up on your What Kids Like These Days back issues.
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson perform in the band One Direction on the NBC Today Show at Rockefeller Center in New York City on March 12, 2012. Photo: John A. Angelillo/Corbis