Yes, the boys in One Direction have another accolade to add to their collection for 2013, having taken the top spot in the album sales stakes in the UK.

Midnight Memories, the third album from the X Factor runner-up group, sold over 685,000 copies according to The Official Charts Company, stealing Emeli Sandé's position at the top of the album selling list with Our Version of Events by 2,000 copies. She must be raging.

The Gary Bore-low of One D Liam Payne had this to say about the news: 'This tops an amazing year for us. We're so excited to have the biggest-selling album in the UK this year, especially with a record we are all so proud of. We'd like to thank everyone who has bought the album, it really means a lot to us.' Snore. He really could not be more boring.

To be fair, it is an impressive feat for the album to have sold so well in such a short space of time. Sandé's album had all of 2013 to knock up those sales figures, while Midnight Memories was only released at the end of November. And the Official Chart Company agree, with the CEO saying: 'Hearty congratulations should go to One Direction. It is a huge honour to become the biggest seller of any year. To do so in such a short amount of time is a very impressive achievement.'

That's One Directioners for you. Or rather, their parents wallets.