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2012: The Year of One Direction

2012:The Year of ONE DIRECTION In 2012, One Direction took the U.S. and by storm. Here is their year by the numbers. Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sept Oct Despite plenty of competition from more established bands and artists, One Direction's popularity gave it the lead in concert orders at One Direction's dominance of the pop scene truly took off in February. Throughout the year the band was one of the most searched pop acts on Google. 1D had over 58.3 million searches in 2012. Compare this to Justin Bieber, who had 61.2 million. 1D was a top-seller for most of the year. 10 months.... in Top 10 9 months... in Top 5 5 months... in Top 2 9. One Justin Kenny Chesney Jason 8 Taylor Swift Direction Aldean Bieber Thanks in large part to several concerts held in the state, California accounted for the largest chunk of orders at However, it was a venue from another state that had the highest percentage of orders on our site for a single location. Ст 10% PA Mohegan Sun Arena CA 15% 9% FL TN 6% Bridgestone Arena 3% PA Hershey Park Stadium 8% 7% 4% 5% TX IL IL TX First Midwest Bank Staples Center Amphitheatre USA 3 But to find the most dedicated 1D fan who purchased from the marketplace, you must go outside the United States. In fact, someone traveled over 9,000 miles to attend a concert. AUSTRALIA One Direction was also very successful in 12 the studio. They were the second best-seller of albums in the entire world for the year. 10 The Breakdown 50 weeks... 1,105,000... most sales in a week in Top 40 Adele One Taylor Swift Lana Mumford Direction del Rey & Sons SOURCES: Album stats: as of 12/14/12 ticketnetwork Tour stats: as of 12/17/12 Search stats: Google as of 10/31/12 The tickets you want-when you want them. For more 2012 concert stats, visit Searches (millions) 10 Albums Sold (millions) concert tickets sold

2012: The Year of One Direction

shared by Mike_Merritt on Jan 09
In 2012, British boy band One Direction found an all new following in the United States. This infographic explores their concert tour success and overall popularity.




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