They may be on a break, however One Path are nonetheless making a complete lot of historical past within the US Billboard charts.
The band have simply joined the Beatles as the one teams with three members to attain a solo primary within the US.
It comes after Niall Horan topped the charts along with his debut, Flicker, which offered 152,000 copies final week (128,000 conventional gross sales, plus streams).
He follows Harry Kinds and Zayn Malik to primary, equalling The Beatles’ file, which has stood since 1971.
Band mates Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne have but to launch their solo albums, that means One Path might ultimately overtake the Fab 4.
Payne, particularly, seems to be to be badured a primary.
His debut single Strip That Down, which was written by Ed Sheeran, is the biggest-selling single by a former One Path member up to now, shifting greater than 5 million copies worldwide.
As a bunch, The Beatles scored 19 quantity ones within the US, and went on to have a number of solo chart-toppers.
Paul McCartney was first along with his debut solo album, McCartney, which was launched a month earlier than the Beatles’ swansong, Let It Be, in 1970.
He has probably the most profitable post-Beatles profession, with six US quantity ones in complete (together with albums made with Wings). John Lennon had three and George Harrison had two.
Ringo Starr is the one member to not hit the highest, coming closest in 1973, when his self-titled album reached quantity two.
Within the UK, The Beatles nonetheless maintain the file for many post-spilt quantity ones; as Horan’s album was denied the highest spot by a re-release of George Michael’s Pay attention With out Prejudice final week.
One Path are formally on hiatus whereas the members pursue solo careers. Zayn Malik left the band completely in March 2015 and later criticised their output as “generic”, saying: “That is not music that I might take heed to.”