One Direction Makes Chart History
March 21, 2012 at 4:47 AM (PT)
ONE DIRECTION made history as their debut album "Up All Night" entered the U.S. BILLBOARD 200 chart at #1 with over 176,000 copies sold. This makes chart history as the first BRITISH group ever to debut at #1 in the U.S. with their debut album release. "Up All Night" went straight to #1 on the digital chart within minutes of its official release last TUESDAY, MARCH 13th.
ONE DIRECTION gained notoriety in 2010 after appearing on the X-FACTOR TV show in the U.K. Last week in NEW YORK, over 10,000 fans turned out for the band’s first live TV performance on NBC's TODAY SHOW in ROCKEFELLER PLAZA and record numbers of fans have turned out to see them at album signings in the U.S.
Later this month, ONE DIRECTION will perform their single "What Makes You Beautiful" on the NICKELODEON KIDS CHOICE AWARDS MARCH 31st, and will appear in an episode of iCARLY "iGo One Direction" set to premiere APRIL 7th on NICKELODEON. The band will also be the musical guests on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE APRIL 7th.
COLUMBIA RECORDS SVP/Promotion LEE LEIPSNER told ALL ACCESS that SIRIUS XM Channel "HITS 1" deserved props "for being the first to start playing them back in DECEMBER."