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One Direction made history as their debut album Up All Night entered the U.S. 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 U.S. with their debut album release. Up All Night went straight to #1 on the digital chart within minutes of its official release on Tuesday, March 13th.
One Direction gained notoriety in 2010 after appearing on The X-Factor U.K. 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 U.K. & Australia and platinum in New Zealand. Their BRIT Award winning debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" entered the charts at #1 in both the U.K. 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.