Did you know that One Direction made history as the only UK group to top the Billboard 200 with a debut album?
In March 2012, One Direction’s ‘Up All Night’ entered the Billboard 200 at #1 and made the quintet the first UK band to achieve that feat. In fact, the previous highest entry for a British band on the chart with the Spice Girls’ ‘Spice’, which debuted at #6 in February 1997.
Shockingly, even The Beatles first official US release, ‘Meet The Beatles!’, only cracked the Billboard 200 at #92 in January 1964. However, similar to the Spice Girls’ ‘Spice’, it eventually topped the listing.
Watch the video for One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, which is the lead single from ‘Up All Night’ below: