One Direction Make US Chart History Again! (@OneDirection)

One Direction have made US chart history again today by achieving the highest selling first week single sales by a UK artist with“Live While We’re Young.”The lead single from the band’s upcoming albumTAKE ME HOMEentered the Billboard Digital Track and Song Charts at #1 with over 341k sold in its first week making it the biggest opening week sales for a single by a non-US artist ever.

‘We’re so happy with the success of the single in theUSAand can’t wait for everyone to hear our new album. Thank you to all the fans once again!’-Niall Horanof One Direction

Upon release, the music video for“Live While We’re Young”was the most viewed video in 24 hours ever on VEVO with over 8.2 Million views and has since garnered over 52 Million views.

This has been an incredible year for One Direction as earlier this year they made US history as the first UK artist to have their debut album enter the charts at #1 on the US Billboard Albums chart.UP ALL NIGHTis currently the top selling debut album of 2012. One Direction have received three American Music Award nominations for New Artist Of The Year, Favorite Album and Favorite Band. These nominations add to the astonishing 3 MTV Video Music Award and 2 Teen Choice Award wins.

In a morning television first, One Direction will return to NBC’s the Today Show plaza where viewers will be treated to two days of outdoor concerts onNovember 13and 14. They’llperform tracks from their new albumTAKE ME HOMEas well astheir debut albumUP ALL NIGHT.

TAKE ME HOMEis available everywhereNovember 13, 2012.

Pre-orderTAKE ME HOMENow:
iTunes:http://smarturl.it/takemehome1D
Amazon:http://amzn.to/OXqkoD
Official Store:http://www.myplaydirect.com/one-direction/features/27728348

For more info visit
http://www.onedirectionmusic.com
http://www.columbiarecords.com

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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