Pop sensation One Direction will be hitting the road for their first-ever headlining North American tour in support of their debut album Up All Night. The tour kicks off May 24 in Fairfax, VA and includes stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more (see below for full dates). For ticket information visit www.livenation.com or www.onedirectionmusic.com.
One Direction made history today as their debut album Up All Night entered the US Billboard 200 chart at #1 with over 176,000 copies sold. This makes chart history as the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release. Up All Night went straight to No.1 on the digital chart within minutes of its official release last Tuesday March13.
One Direction gained notoriety in 2010 after appearing on the X-Factor UK. Their global smash debut album, Up All Night, entered the charts at #1 in 12 countries and has been certified triple platinum in Ireland, double platinum in the UK & Australia, and platinum in New Zealand. Their BRIT Award winning debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” entered the charts at #1 in both the UK and Ireland. In the U.S., “What Makes You Beautiful” sold more than 131,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Their #28 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 marked the highest debut from a British Group’s debut single since the Spice Girls in 1998.