On Oct. 11, 2013, One Direction and Sony Music unveiled on their official Internet outlets the album cover and track listing for "Midnight Memories," One Direction's third album. "Midnight Memories" has 14 tracks on the standard edition and 18 tracks on the deluxe edition.
As previously reported, "Midnight Memories" is scheduled for a worldwide release on Nov. 25, 2013. One Direction's first two albums ("Up All Night" and "Take Me Home") each debuted at No. 1 in several countries. "Midnight Memories" is expected to do the same.
"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 album's second single, "Story of My Life," will be released on a date to be announced.
According to a Sony Music press release: "One Direction have co-written 15 of the 18 tracks on the deluxe album and have reunited with long time collaborators Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, and Jamie Scott on the majority of the album. Other notable collaborators include Ryan Tedder, Steve Robson, Claude Kelly, Savan Kotecha, Carl Falk and Tom Fletcher."
Here is the track listing for One Direction's "Midnight Memories" album:
Best Song Ever
Story of My Life
You & I
Don’t Forget Where You Belong
Little Black Dress
Through the Dark
Little White Lies
Better Than Words
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:
Why Don’t We Go There
Does He Know?
Half a Heart
As previously reported, that there will be a 1D Day worldwide event on Nov. 23, 2013.
According to the announcement: "1D Day will give fans from every corner of the world a unique opportunity to enter into One Direction’s lives through a seven-hour live broadcast with the band. 1D Day will be broadcast live from Los Angeles ... with further details to be announced.
"1D Day is the first live event of its kind, enabling fans from different countries and time-zones the chance to interact with the band throughout the live stream broadcast. With the quality of a high-end HD production and the intimacy of a web chat, the event will provide unparalleled access to One Direction’s world, helping the band reach fans in every country. It will feature special guest appearances, sketches with the band, fan-generated videos and live broadcasts from different countries.
"The 1D Day campaign launches today [Oct. 2, 2013] with competitions and fan events around the world which will ensure the fans are as big a part of the broadcast as the special guests and the band themselves. Fans should check the band’s social media (Google+, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) and official site regularly for updates on how to get involved."
One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010, and has since become the biggest-selling worldwide act to emerge from "The X Factor." According to Sony Music, as of October 2013, One Direction has sold 32 million singles, albums and DVDs worldwide.
One Direction's 2013 world tour so far has gone to Europe and North America. 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.
One Direction also starred in the 3-D documentary "One Direction: This Is Us," which was released in several countries in late August 2013. According to Rentrak, "One Direction: This Is Us" so far has more than $62 million in ticket sales worldwide.