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One Direction set up a clash of pop titans by plotting album release on 13 November

One Direction and Justin Bieber are set for one of pop's biggest showdowns after the boy band announced plans to release its fifth album on the same day as the Baby singer's new project.

Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne made the release plans for Made in the A.M. official on Tuesday (22Sep15) in a 15-second video uploaded to their Twitter account.


The quartet revealed Made In the A.M. is currently available for pre-order ahead of its 13 November (15), while a second track from the album was released on Tuesday.


In the video, Styles says, "As a little treat, can you can download album track Infinity instantly."


The album will be the band's last before Styles and company take a "well earned break" next year (16).


Bieber fans took note of the release date, because the pop star has also earmarked 13 November (15) for his new album, which will feature Where Are U Now and his first U.S. and U.K. number one What Do You Mean?.