One Direction In ‘British Invasion’

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1D are amongst artists such as Adele and Mumford and Sons, who are leading the takeover of the US music industry.

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Reports show that UK artists had a 13.7% share of US album sales in 2012, up 2% from 2011.

4/5 of the best selling albums in America in 2012 came from UK acts Mumford and Sons, two Adele albums and One Direction.

This is the biggest ever share that UK based artists have had in US album sales, and our 1D boys are a massive contributor in this.

They’re now calling this the ‘British Invasion’

We reckon that’s pretty accurate.

Americans love British music and with the help of social media, artists are able to build up a bigger fan base around the world.

Take One Direction for example, there are Directioners all around the world!

British Phonographic Industry chief executive Geoff Taylor said: “It’s an exciting time to be part of the British music industry – as a country we can be very proud of our artists and of the British music companies who invest in them.”

We know that we’re proud of our 1D boys anyway 😀

Harry Styles said: “We’re really proud to be part of this of whole thing which is seen as the British invasion. It just proves what’s going on with British music at the moment – us, Adele, Ed Sheeran. It seems to be working over there. Good timing, I guess.”

Yes Harry, good timing, you could call it that.

  • Mimi deria

    I’m so proud of the boys! 😀 ..’British invasion’ Niice! and the boys deserve it! anyway First comment! <3

    • Sarah

      Yeeeeey! Another reason to be proud of being a directioner!!<3<3 by the ways! Guys! Did u know that Hazza said he hates Adele cause she makes him feel weak????? I don't know how mucch is true! I just read it somewhere at yahoo!!????

  • lovezayn

    #ProudDirectionerForever. :) xx

    • Chassity LaRaye Varnold-Styles

      Meee Toooo xx Im So Proud Of One Directionnn <3

  • zayn malik fan

    Cool haha I don’t really know what to say

  • Camille


  • amazing#1d

    Woooooo! Congrats!!

  • amazing#1d

    Woooooo! Congrats!!

  • Angel Arellano

    British&irish invasion 😉

  • Angel Arellano

    British&irish invasion 😉

  • Grace Moorhead

    awww, i live in the US and its true, it is a real british invasion!

    • Olivia Jones

      Haha me too I live in NY where do you live

  • Grace Moorhead

    awww, i live in the US and its true, it is a real british invasion!

  • Olivia Jones

    Haha harry and liam look like they just got punched in the balls

    • Hazza

      Yeah right! 😀
      Hahahaahahah <3

      • Olivia Jones

        Yea I was always one to tell what happened in pics

    • Sarah

      Haha yeah I like the pic and there face!!<3<3<3

      • Olivia Jones

        Mmhmm and louis’ just like what’s next!!

  • Olivia Jones

    Haha harry and liam look like they just got punched in the balls

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  • Sarah Charringtion

    Wow I’m proud of you boys much love xoxoxo

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  • Nicole Styles

    I live in the US and they have been called a British Invasion before and it’s very true!! And yea I’m a proud Directioner!!!!!!!!

  • 1D_Forever_<3

    Ya! Good timing….right. Are u sure it’s not just that their perfect? 😉 <3 =D



  • i_luv_1D_14

    I’m just so proud of the boys ….

    #directionerForever =D

    Love you one direction <3

  • Loving1Dx

    I love the guys so much:)

  • Jayden

    Go 1D:-) :-0) 3)

  • yoanna cisneros

    I am so proud of what u guys have done in the past year

  • mahnoor

    Love you hazza marry me

  • Sarah+1D

    Proud of u boys<3

  • Siobhan Classen

    I’m a directioner❤

  • zarry_stylik

    proud of you one direction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yanie King

    Im so proud of how far theyve come #ProudDirectioner