One Direction make history as the first UK group to debut at number one in the US charts with first album
By Sarah Fitzmaurice
The Wanted became the most successful UK boy band in America earlier this month when their track Glad You Came entered into the US charts at number five.
But fellow British band One Direction have made history as the first UK group to debut at No.1 on the BillBoard chart with their album Up All Night.
The previous highest entry for a UK group’s first album was number six – when the Spice Girls entered the charts with their album Spice in 1997.
America... cracked: British boy band One Direction have made history as the first UK group to debut at No.1 with their debut album
The girl power group then saw their debut album climb the charts to reach the top spot 14 weeks after it first entered.
One Direction comprises of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson and the former X Factor contestants are signed to Simon Cowell's label Syco.
The band’s group Twitter account today posted: ‘Congratulations to One Direction for coming in at #1 on the U.S. @billboard charts. Thank you to all who've been there from day one. 1DHQ X’
Big hit Stateside: Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have made history with their album Up All Night
Heartthrobs: The boys were met by thousands of fans when they performed on The Today Show earlier this month
The teen pop sensations recently enjoyed a jam-packed promotional tour across America and caused pandemonium wherever they went it seemed.
The group also performed on the Today show two weeks ago in front of thousands of excited fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the group.
As well as performing a ten date tour it was recently announced that the group have bagged their own Nickelodeon show.
Girl power: Before One Direction secured the top spot the Spice Girls had the highest album entry for a UK act with Spice entering the US charts at number six in 1997
On Saturday Harry made a shameless attempt to get Kim Kardashian's attention by turning up to a radio interview in the U.S. holding a massive posted of her in a bikini.
On it, he's attached a post-it note, with a message for the 31-year-old that said: 'Call me... Maybe?'
Harry has a penchant for dating older women, following his three-month fling with The Xtra Factor host, Caroline Flack, 32.
He had used a similar technique to woo her - posing with a sign that read: 'To Flackster! Never too old... Let's make it happen!! Lots of love, Harry S.'
The star joined the rest of One Direction at the Q102 radio station in Pennsylvania on Saturday as they continue their U.S. tour.
It was revealed on Sunday that Niall Horan had been tweeting Khloe.
He invited the 27-year-old along to an upcoming fan event with the band in Dallas, Texas, where she lives.
But Niall does not appear to have had any untoward intentions as he also invited Khloe’s NBA star husband Lamar Odom to the concert.
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