They’ve done it! Wooo hoooo!
One Direction have today made history, becoming the first UK group EVER to go straight to number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Their album “Up All Night” has already dominated the iTunes chart for the last week, and now the official listing have been updated they find themselves top of the pops.
At this stage in their career, the accolade marks them as more successful than any British group since records began. More successful than THE BEATLES even.
We still can’t quite catch our breath.
Here at OneDirection.net we’ve supported the boys since day one so we like to think we’ve played our part in their success, but it’s you, the hardcore Directioners who 1D should be truly thanking! Aww, we’re all one big happy gang!
1D’s official Twitter sent the following message: “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”.
In landing at the top spot, the cutesy Brit superstars knocked Adele off her comfortable perch, shifting a staggering 176,000 copies. Even when the album was released here in the UK it only reached number two, so the better than expected USA triumph comes as a welcome surprise.
Music Week magazine correspondent Paul Williams spoke about the charting:
“It’s more than unusual, it’s unprecedented. Simon Cowell has a hell of a lot to do with it.”.
Mr Williams also thinks that Simon Cowell needs to take a lot of pride in this acheivement, saying:
“He is one of the most famous people on TV in America and he’s been associated with Leona Lewis and Susan Boyle, both of whom have had number one albums in America, so he has a lot of influence.”
Watch 1D’s latest VEVO LIFT video below…
One Direction, we salute you!