i wanna look like someone who can cut you but still bakes cookies in her spare time
In 2014, IFPI published its first ever global recording artists chart to accurately capture the popularity of artists across a wider range of channels, including digital downloads, physical format sales and streaming services. The chart gives a fuller picture of the popularity of artists across the many different formats and channels through which fans now listen to music.
The inaugural chart was topped by One Direction, the IFPI Global Recording Artists of 2013, on the back of the success of their third studio album Midnight Memories, which contained the hit singles Best Song Ever and Story of My Life. The album topped the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making One Direction the first group in the charts history to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums. The video for Best Song Ever attracted almost 200 million views on YouTube and Story of My Life more than 100 million views. The band’s music was also heavily streamed on services such as Deezer and Spotify.
One Direction also topped the global albums chart, with Midnight Memories selling four million units. The album was the fastest selling of 2013 in the UK and sold more than a million copies in its first five weeks of release in the US. It topped the charts in dozens of countries worldwide, from Australia to Sweden.
Get excited about the little things. About wearing a new outfit for the first time. About Sunday brunches with your best friends. About the new cute guy in your class. About finding an extra dollar in your pocket. About anything that even remotely makes you happy because as you grow up, passions fade and enthusiasm gets mistaken for foolishness. So don’t let the grey world stop you from shining.
Maybe home is nothing but two arms holding you tight when you’re at your worst.
Yara Bashraheel (via selectables)
Love isn’t her calming you down when you yell. It’s her yelling, just as loud, just as hard, right back at you, right in your face to wake you up and to keep you grounded. It isn’t her or him bringing you roses everyday or cute things that make your relationship appear more presentable. It’s after a long fight, that drains the life and bones right out of you both, and yet her showing up at your door the next morning anyway. It’s not her saying all the right things or knowing exactly how to handle you. So no, it’s not her caressing your hair and telling you everything is going to be alright. It’s her standing there, admitting she’s just as scared as you are.