Fan Demand Builds As One Direction Prepares To Release Debut Album in March

Due to overwhelming fan demand, One Direction will now release their debut album, UP ALL NIGHT on March 13, 2012 via Syco/Columbia Records, previously scheduled for release one week later. The record-breaking UK #1 single,‘What Makes You Beautiful’, will be released stateside digitally on February 14thThe video for “What Makes You Beautiful” has already garnered over 47 Million views on VEVO and will have its US broadcast premiere on Nickelodeon, Saturday, Feb. 11, during the network's primetime Valentine's-themed "Crush Night" slate of live-action premieres.
Over the course of a few months, and eight challenges, Dallas has proven its immense love for UK breakout group One Direction and has won the right to host the band at a special event this March.  With the innovative Bring 1D to U.S.campaign, fans from cities across the United States competed against rival cities for the right to bring One Direction to their respective hometowns.  Weekly challenges were posted by the band through @Bring1DtoUS on Twitter, as well as on, and points were awarded to the winning city.  The city with the most points at the conclusion of the eight challenges would win a special visit from One Direction.  Cities were neck and neck during the challenges, creating video submissions, submitting fan art, and placing their signatures on online petition site Twitition – setting a record for a Twitition!  Although New York, Chicago, Los Angeles were among the toughest competitors, it was Dallas that emerged victorious in the end. 
One Direction will be making an appearance in the fifth season of the top-rated Nickelodeon series iCarly.  In “iGot Jungle Worms,” set to premiere later this year, One Direction play themselves as special guests on Carly’s web show and perform their infectious single ‘What Makes You Beautiful.’