On Sept. 6, 2013, One Direction (the biggest-selling act to emerge from "The X Factor) and Sony Music announced on their official Internet outlets that One Direction's third album is titled "Midnight Memories," and it will be released worldwide on Nov. 25, 2013. "Midnight Memories" will be available for pre-order as of Sept. 9, 2013.
"Best Song Ever," the first single from "Midnight Memories," was a Top 10 hit in several countries when it was released in July 2013. The other songs on the album are to be announced.
As previously reported, One Direction achieved another Guinness World Record. On Sept. 4, 2013, the Guinness World Records announced in a press release that One Direction currently holds the record for most Twitter followers for a pop group. (As of Sept. 6, 2013, One Direction has 14.9 million followers on Twitter.)
In 2012, One Direction accomplished a Guinness World Record for being the only U.K. group to have its first two albums ("Up All Night" and "Take Me Home") debut at No. 1 in the United States. One Direction's "Midnight Memories" is expected to debut at No. 1 in several countries, including the United States.
Every year, a book of Guinness World Records is published. The "Guinness World Records 2014" book is available in the U.S. as of Sept. 12, 2103, for the suggested retail price of $28.95.
Back in December 2012, Olivann Beauty announced that it was partnering with One Direction to sell a fragrance for females, which "will be the first product line launched from a portfolio of One Direction fragrances and ancillaries related to these fragrances," according to an Olivann Beauty press release. Marie Claire's U.K. edition first broke the story in October 2012 that there was a One Direction fragrance that was being planned for a launch in 2013.
The Our Moment fragrance has U.K. retail prices of £39 for 100 ml, £29 for 50 ml and £21 for 30 ml.
The fragrance will be available in eau de parfum spray, body lotion, rollerball and shower gel, according to Olivann Beauty, which describes the fragrance as smelling like a combination of pink grapefruit, creamy musk, red currants, jasmine petals, white patchouli, fresh freesia, wild berries, and sheer woods.
As with any major product launch that involves One Direction, there's a high probability that the group will do a personal appearance at Harrods or another retailer to promote the Our Moment fragrance. However, no announcement has been made yet.
For the rest of 2013, One Direction has tour dates in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. In 2014, One Direction launches the group's first stadium tour, which has announced dates in South America, the U.K. and Ireland. More 2014 tour dates for One Direction are to be announced.