LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Boy band One Direction topped
Britain's singles and album charts on Sunday, outselling new
releases from rock veterans Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones,
the Official Charts Company said.
The English-Irish quintet shot to number one in the album
charts with "Take Me Home", with one of its tracks, "Little
Things", also taking first place in the singles rankings.
Singer Rod Stewart had to settle for number two for his new
collection of seasonal classics "Merry Christmas Baby", while
the Rolling Stones were third with their 50th anniversary
Also new in the album lists were British tenor Alfie Boe at
number six with "Storyteller", while American punk band Green
Day entered in tenth place with "¡Dos!".
American singer Bruno Mars took second place in the singles
charts with "Locked Out Of Heaven", just ahead of "DNA" at
number three from British girl group Little Mix.
(Reporting by Tim Castle; Editing by Will Waterman)