One Direction continues to gain accolades in the midst of their hiatus. Their latest album, “Made in the AM,” is now a certified platinum record in the United States. However, would the good news be enough to encourage the boys to get back together? Would this be the last platinum record for 1D fans?
The boyband’s fifth studio album released in November 2015 exceeded four million sales in the US, Sugarscape reported.
Coincidentally, their four earlier albums “Up All Night,” “Take Me Home,” “Midnight Memories,” and “Four” are also in the same league. Their first and second albums earned double platinum credits, Headline Planet noted.
“Made in the AM” went platinum in the UK in January, Press Party reported then. Unlike their previous albums, One Direction will not go on tour for their fifth album, the publication noted. The boys opted to take a break from the limelight.
— RIAA (@RIAA) April 19, 2016
To date, it remains unknown how long the boys intend to be on a hiatus. So far, 1D members have been busy with their solo pursuits.
Billboard’s earlier review of “Made in the AM” might not comfort 1D fans. At the time, rumours about their hiatus had already circulated. Hence, the publication surmised that the album might be their own version of “Abbey Road.” The music video for “History” which is on the album “Made in the AM” also frightened their fans. At the end, each member walked away from one another. Due to the decision of the directors to cut out the original ending, many thought their worst fears had come true.
Fans also panicked when One Direction failed to reunite at the 2016 Brit Awards. Many hoped to see the boys together on stage. At the time, reports revealed that organisers offered them a chance to perform. However, they rejected the offer.