One Direction top British single and album charts

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

compilation "GRRR!".

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)