One Direction Named Top Global Recording Act For 2013

30 January 2014, 14:41

One Direction

The UK five-piece's album 'Midnight Memories' has helped them earn a new accolade for last year.

One Direction have been named the top recording act across the world for 2013, following the reveal of a new top ten by the Global Recording Artist Chart.

The 'Best Song Ever' five-piece saw huge success in 2013 following the release of their third album 'Midnight Memories', and Syco label boss Simon Cowell was quick to congratulate the band on the news.

Eminem took the number two spot on the newly unveiled top ten, while Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry round of the top five, which is calculated from physical and digital music sales as well as online streaming revenue.

Check out the full top ten of last year's global recording artists below:

  1. One Direction
  2. Eminem
  3. Justin Timberlake
  4. Bruno Mars
  5. Katy Perry
  6. Pink
  7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  8. Rihanna
  9. Michael Buble
  10. Daft Punk