Nov. 13 will be a day that fans of Justin Bieber and One Direction look forward to, while for others it could be a boy-band nightmare. One Direction and Justin Bieber are rumored to be releasing their new albums on the same day later this fall.
One Direction took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal that their new album, “Made in the A.M.,” will be released Nov. 13 and is already available for preorder. Here's the announcement:
The guys have an exciting announcement for you... https://t.co/J2IdOIJSYD
— One Direction (@onedirection) September 22, 2015
Two hours after the announcement hit Twitter, the deluxe edition of the album was sitting in the No. 2 spot on iTunes’ Top Albums chart and “Infinity” was hit No. 1 on the Top Songs list. On July 22, the band released the first single of the record: "Drag Me Down."
Despite the announcement of the new album's release date, One Direction is going to go on hiatus beginning in March 2016. The break will come after the release of their highly anticipated fifth album, which they will be promoting until February 2016.
All four of One Direction's previous four albums, "Up All Night," "Take Me Home," "Midnight Memories," and "Four," all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart when they were released, according to Billboard. Meanwhile, Bieber has released five albums that have gone on to No. 1 on the charts.
On Aug. 28, Justin Bieber released a new song called "What Do You Mean?" The song is the first single off his new full-length album, which is expected to be released on Nov. 13, according to Billboard. "What Do You Mean?" went on to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bieber also released the single "Where Are U Now" from the new album. While it has been rumored that Nov. 13 is the release date, there has been no official announcement regarding when the record will drop and what it will be called. The last time Bieber released an album was on Dec.23, 2013, when he dropped “Journals." The pop singer is expected to continue his musical comeback when the album is released.
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