About the Fifth To Million campaign, rebloggable version as requested
Fifth To Million (FTM) is a campaign started to get One Direction’s fifth album (name still TBA) to reach one million sales within its first week of release.
We decided to create Fifth To Million to get the fifth album to a million sales within the first week of its release because of one major reason, this album is the first album One Direction will be releasing as a four-piece band. To deal with the departure of a member was hard enough on us and the band themselves. After Zayn’s departure, everyone began saying how “it was the end of One Direction,” “now that they’re down a member it’s not going to be the same,” “they’re going to give up and half ass their music.” To prove everyone wrong, we’ve created the campaign Fifth To Million.
This campaign is one hundred percent possible with our dedication and hard work, if we really come together and buckle down we can promote this album to the ends of the earth. In a way it’s similar to the No Control campaign, which proved us fans are more capable of what some might think, and even at times the band’s promotional team.
This campaign is completely non-profit, as neither of us are making money from it, and that’s not the goal here. This is a completely fan based campaign with absolutely no help from One Direction or their team.
One million sales in the first week is completely possible! Midnight Memories sold 549,000 copies within its first week, Take Me Home following behind at 540,000. Now we just have to double that this time around, which we’re easily capable of achieving. Backstreet Boys’ album Millennium sold 1,134,000 copies within the first week of its release back in 1999. Even better, ‘N Sync’s album No Strings Attached sold double that of Millennium, selling 2,416,000 copies within the first week back in 2000. So, saying “it’s completely impossible to get one million copies sold within the first week!” is rubbish and not an excuse.
We can TOTALLY do this if we take it seriously enough and give it our all. We are a powerful fan base who never uses the power to our full potential, and we can do this all for free, just simple promotion.
The boys recently released a new single, Drag Me Down, which has almost 300,000 sales within the first 24 hours, reaching #1 on iTunes within 40 minutes of release. If we continue the hype we got with the single, we can accomplish this with the album. To give you an idea, if the album sold like the single did everyday for one week straight, it would have 2,100,000 sales. DOUBLE what we’re reaching for. This isn’t an impossible task, but we’re going to have to be fully committed.
Overall, we’re doing this to show our never ending support for these four boys. Showing them that we aren’t going anywhere soon and we aren’t going to start letting them down. We know they’re not giving up on us when they easily could have called the entire band off with Zayn’s departure, and we’re not giving up on them. They deserve this more than anything. Harry tells us we’re are legends, let’s prove it.
You can also follow this campaign on Twitter here!