One Direction make history as the first UK group to debut at number one in the US charts with first album


One Direction make history as the first UK group to debut at number one in the US charts with first album

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04:43 GMT, 21 March 2012

The Wanted became the most successful UK boy band in America earlier this month when their track Glad You Came entered into the US charts at number five.

But fellow British band One Direction have made history as the first UK group to debut at No.1 on the BillBoard chart with their album Up All Night.

The previous highest entry for a UK group’s first album was number six – when the Spice Girls entered the charts with their album Spice in 1997.

America... cracked: British boy band One Direction have made history as the first UK group to debut at No.1 with their debut album

America… cracked: British boy band One Direction have made history as the first UK group to debut at No.1 with their debut album

The girl power group then saw their debut album climb the charts to reach the top spot 14 weeks after it first entered.

One Direction comprises of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson and the former X Factor contestants are signed to Simon Cowell's label Syco.

The band’s group Twitter account
today posted: ‘Congratulations to One Direction for coming in at #1 on the
U.S. @billboard charts. Thank you to all who've been there from day one.
1DHQ X’

Big hit Stateside: Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have made history with their album Up All Night

Big hit Stateside: Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have made history with their album Up All Night

Heart throbs: The boys were met by thousands of fans when they performed on The Today Show earlier this month

Heartthrobs: The boys were met by thousands of fans when they performed on The Today Show earlier this month

The teen pop sensations recently
enjoyed a jam-packed promotional tour across America and caused
pandemonium wherever they went it seemed.

The group also performed on the Today
show two weeks ago in front of thousands of excited fans who had
gathered to catch a glimpse of the group.

As well as performing a ten date tour it was recently announced that the group have bagged their own Nickelodeon show.

Girl power: Before One Direction secured the top spot the Spice Girls had the highest album entry for a UK act with Spice entering the US charts at number six in 1997

Girl power: Before One Direction secured the top spot the Spice Girls had the highest album entry for a UK act with Spice entering the US charts at number six in 1997

On Saturday Harry made a shameless
attempt to get Kim Kardashian's attention by turning up to a radio
interview in the U.S. holding a massive posted of her in a bikini.

On it, he's attached a post-it note, with a message for the 31-year-old that said: 'Call me… Maybe'

Harry has a penchant for dating older women, following his three-month fling with The Xtra Factor host, Caroline Flack, 32.

He
had used a similar technique to woo her – posing with a sign that read:
'To Flackster! Never too old… Let's make it happen!! Lots of love,
Harry S.'

The star joined the rest of One
Direction at the Q102 radio station in Pennsylvania on Saturday as they
continue their U.S. tour.

It was revealed on Sunday that Niall Horan had been tweeting Khloe.

He invited the 27-year-old along to an upcoming fan event with the band in Dallas, Texas, where she lives.

But
Niall does not appear to have had any untoward intentions as he also
invited Khloe’s NBA star husband Lamar Odom to the concert.

Reaching out: On Monday Harry made a shameless attempt to get Kim Kardashian's attention by turning up to a radio interview in the U.S. holding a massive posted of her in a bikini

Reaching out: On Monday Harry made a shameless attempt to get Kim Kardashian's attention by turning up to a radio interview in the U.S. holding a massive posted of her in a bikini

Reaching out: On Saturday Harry made a shameless attempt to get Kim Kardashian's attention by turning up to a radio interview in the U.S. holding a massive posted of her in a bikini

The blonde pop singer wrote to the reality star: ‘Hey khloe, we are coming to dallas next week for a fan event performing and stuff ! you and lemar should come along!’

And Khloe couldn’t conceal her delight at receiving the sweet invitation.

She replied: ‘Just saw this! 🙂 @NiallOfficial OMG we would love to!! When and where! LOL depending on if there's a game we would love to come :)’

After Niall told Khloe about the date and location of the upcoming gig next week, it seemed the star may not be able to fulfil his wish.

She sent him a tweet that said: ‘ugh! Lamar will be playing out of town in Houston& I will be in LA but I come back that day. Keep me posted on the time wooo’

Nickelodeon confirmed via their Twitter account that the X Factor finalists were in the process of working with them.

They said: 'The rumors are true, our live-action slate does include a development project for One Direction. Welcome to the family!'

The deal with Nickelodeon could prove to be lucrative for the lads as the show would be broadcast across the whole of America and would ultimately increase their exposure.