One Direction Makes History With Billboard Debut at #1


One Direction have definitely made their mark.

The UK band released their debut album in the US last week and it’s already shot to #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

1D sold 176,000 copies, making them the first U.K. group to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. In addition, the single “What Makes You Beautiful,” debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest entry by a U.K. group’s debut single since Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” bowed at No. 11 on Jan. 25, 1997.

Congrats Niall, Harry, Liam, Louis and Zayn! We definitely picked up our copy.

The band is also MTV’s Push artist of the week. Click inside to see photos from the band’s “day in the life” with Billboard and more of their Push interviews.