One Direction Ties The Beatles as Only Groups With Three Members With Solo No. 1 Albums

October 30, 2017 - one direction

As Niall Horan debuts atop a Billboard 200 albums draft antiquated Nov. 11 with his initial solo album, Flicker, he brings a sum of One Direction members with solo No. 1s to three. In doing so, One Direction now matches The Beatles as a usually groups to see 3 of a members tip a Billboard 200 with solo albums.

Horan follows associate One Direction member Harry Styles (with his self-titled entrance progressing in 2017) and former organisation member Zayn (with his entrance album, Mind of Mine, in 2016).

The Beatles spun off mixed solo No. 1s from George Harrison (two No. 1s), John Lennon (three No. 1s) and Paul McCartney (six No. 1s, including efforts alongside his rope Wings).

Of course, both One Direction and The Beatles notched their possess No. 1s on a draft as groups. One Direction led a list 4 times, while The Beatles strike No. 1 a record 19 times.

The usually member of The Beatles but a solo No. 1 manuscript is Ringo Starr, who has so distant appearance during No. 2 (with his Ringo manuscript in 1973).

There are still dual members of One Direction nonetheless to recover a solo album: Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. Both have charted songs in a past year, including a No. 1 on a Pop Songs airplay draft for Payne (“Strip That Down,” featuring Quavo) and a No. 7 strike on a Hot Dance/Electronic Songs draft for Tomlinson (“Just Hold On,” with Steve Aoki).

Not enclosed in a comparison of groups with a many solo members with No. 1s are supergroups such as Traveling Wilburys (with draft toppers Harrison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty).

Special note should be done of a quasi-supergroup G-Unit, that expelled a initial manuscript in 2003 after a leader, 50 Cent, initial surfaced a draft progressing that year with his major-label debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. The act also featured Lloyd Banks (who would after tip a draft with his solo debut), and quickly enclosed The Game (who also after strike No. 1 with his initial solo album, yet he never available with G-Unit on a commercially expelled manuscript or strain by a group).

— additional stating by Xander Zellner

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