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One Direction Makes Mark With Second Billboard #1 in Same Year

November 23, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- With One Direction hitting #1 on the Billboard 200 for the second time in a year with “Up All Night,” the group joins an elite group of acts that have managed to do the same thing. Here is the breakdown…

Three No. 1 Albums in a Year:
* Garth Brooks (“Sevens,” Dec. 13, 1997; “The Limited Series,” May 23, 1998 and “Double Live,” Dec. 5, 1998)
* The Beatles (The three volumes of the “Anthology” series: Dec. 9, 1995; April 6, 1996 and Nov. 16, 1996)

Two No. 1 Albums in a Year:
* Jay-Z (He’s claimed a pair of No. 1s in a year five separate times)
* Justin Bieber (three times)
* 2Pac (twice)
* DMX (twice)
* Kenny Chesney (twice)
* One time: Garth Brooks again (this time with 1992’s “The Chase” and 1993’s “In Pieces”), Susan Boyle, Hootie & the Blowfish, Ja Rule, Jonas Brothers, R. Kelly, Lil Wayne, Master P, One Direction,George Strait and System of a Down.

Credit: billboard.com

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