It’s official! America is just as crazy about One Direction as we are. They boy’s debut album, Up All Night, has gone straight in at Number One in the US Billboard 200 chart – selling over 176,000 copies!
As well as topping the US charts,1D are also the first British act to ever EVER to go straight to the top of the charts with their debut release! It just goes to show how important social networking and the Internet can be to the success fo a band - One Direction have over 204 million YouTube views, a crazy 12 million followers on Twitter, and over 3.6 million followers on Facebook.
The boys are needless to say super excited about the historic achievement. “We simply cannot believe that we are No.1 in America! It's beyond a dream come true for us,” says Harry Styles, “We want to thank each and every one of our fans in the US who bought our album and we would also like to thank the American public for being so supportive of us."
We just found out that we are No.1 in America and as you can imagine, we are over the moon,” continues Niall Horan. “When we got put together as a group, we couldn't imagine ourselves coming to America, let alone releasing our album here, so for us to be sitting at the top of the US album charts is unbelievable. We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us in the US.”
A big congratulations to the One Direction boys!
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