1D Highest Hot 100 UK Debut Since ’98

One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ debuted at No. 28. It’s the highest bow for a U.K. act’s debut US single in nearly 14 years, reports Billboard. Beautiful sold 132,000 downloads in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, starting at No. 12 on the Digital Songs chart. It’s the highest new-Brit Hot 100 launch since the Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ entered at No. 13 on the chart dated March 28, 1998.

The last U.K. group to see its first US single start higher was the Spice Girls, when ‘Wannabe’ landed at No. 11 on Jan. 25, 1997. ‘Wannabe’ vaulted to No. 1 four weeks later, spending four straight weeks at the top of the tally.

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!

  • Anonymous

    I dont really like them. They have good voices (at least Liam, Harry and Zayn) but I dont think they are talented enough. I like musicians who write their own songs.

  • EarthChild

    They are all so attractive. But I have a soft spot for Zayn and Louis haha. My friend loves Niall though.

    I can’t really call my self a Directioner or whatever, but I do like their rawness, if that makes sense. They don’t try to come across as super innocent, and they don’t go through great lengths to cover up their relationships. They’re real, it’s refreshing to see since a lot of male celebrity teens that appeal to the age group they do try to make themselves seem innocent and super pure.

  • Anonymous

    They did write a few of the songs on Up All Night plus co-wrote others. I’m sure they’ll have a bit more control on their next album & be able to write more of what they want.

  • Anonymous

    I DON’T LIKE THEM, I’M SORRY, THEY’RE NOT REALLY TALENTED, HARRY IS THE ONLY ONE WITH A GOOD VOICE, THEY DON’T WRITE THEY’RE OWN SONGS LIKE THE JONAS BROTHERS DO, JONAS FANS, ARE WAITING FOR THEM TO COME BACK TOGETHER, AS A GROUP, AND WAITING FOR THEIR NEW ANTICIPATED ALBUM AND TOUR, SO JONAS HATERS, DON’T READ THIS IF YOU DON’T LIKE THEM, BUT THEY ARE ALL REALLY TALENTED, ESPECIALLY NICK WHO WRITES MOST OF THEIR SONGS, AND JOE, WHO IS REALLY HOT, WE’RE ALL WAITING FOR THEM TO COME BACK, AND THEN ONE DIRECTION, WILL BE GOING DOWN, IN NO DIRECTION!!!!, IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME, FOR ONE DIRECTION TO DISSAPPEAR!!

  • Anonymous

    i don’t like these guys at all, they come accross like they’re super cool to attract these young impressionable girly teenagers, but they’re actually not cool, they have attitude, ive heard them speak in their interviews, they think they’re funny, and they’re not, only one guy can sing, that’s harry, the rest are sound like his backup singers, they should be called harry stiles, and the other directions, they imitate to many of the other boy bands, it’s been done repeatedly like n’sync and the backstreet boys, and look at them, they’re not attractive with their messy greasy hair, i’m not a hater of one direction, i just don’t think they have the talent to sustain a few years, even for a boy band, they got lucky with, one song, what makes you beautiful, it’s a catchy pop song, but thats all it will be , its a disney sounding, bubble gum sounding, song, and these girls who follow them, i feel especially sorry for these teenybopers, cause they’re shallow like these guys, these guys are not down to earth either, just listen to their interviews, they sould like conceited jerks, they’re not real down to earth guys, like THE JONAS BROTHERS, AND I KNOW THIS, CAUSE MY FRIENDS AND I MEET THE JOBROS IN PERSON, SEVERAL TIMES, AND THEY ARE REAL GUYS, ALWAYS HAPPY TO MEET THEIR FANS AND PATIENTLY TAKING PICTURES WITH EVERYONE THEY MEET, PLUS JOBROS DON’T EXPOSE THEIR BODIES, LIKE HARRY, HES SHOWN HIS BUTT IN OCEAN UP, WHICH MAKES HIM A SHOW OFF, AN EXHIBITIONIST, JOBROS WOULD NEVER DO THAT, JUST TO GET PUBLICITY, LIKE ONE DIRECTION NEEDS, THAT’S WHY I DON’T THEM, SORRY, IF I’M OFFENDING ANY 1D FAN, BUT THATS SOME OF OUR OPINIONS ON THESE FADS, ONE DIRECTION.

  • Anonymous

    That’s what i was talking about – htey seem genuine and THAT’S relatable – not a kid who thinks it’s hot and has “swag” and thinks he’s the King of music for example (trollin here lol)

    1d ARE cocky (at least harry), and they act like they’re cool for talking about sex and swearing. their fans brag about their genuineness and fangirl over the “edginess”, but you can be genuine without doing that. hearing them talk openly about their sex life makes me uncomfortable

  • JustinBieberWarrior

    They are real. They don’t need to be coockie cutter perfect like most of teenage girls wants in a performer. That’s what i was talking about – htey seem genuine and THAT’S relatable – not a kid who thinks it’s hot and has “swag” and thinks he’s the King of music for example (trollin here lol

    can you not.
    you directioners are so annoying.
    and yes justin IS hot and HAS swag just because you dont like him doesnt mean he isn’t/doesn’t.

  • GoldenGirlJr.

    Lol, Justin looks like a kid. NO HATEm but i seriously don’t find him attractive or with swag or sexy or something.
    I’m a fan of One Direction and if you look at them as any other boy band-yeah, they’ll be gone after a while. UK haters might be thinking it’s going to be be soon, because they’ve been known in UK for a longer time, but in US they’re just getting known. So, yeah, shut your mouths you’re going to hear about them for some time.
    I live in Europe and people here don’t know them that well yet. I personally know only 3 other girls from my school. :)
    Congrats on them with the brit award and this! :)

  • l?veislouder

    I roll my eyes at those bitter haters who say Harry is the only one with talent, or puts them down for not writing their own songs. first of all, all the guys were discovered via solo auditions on The X Factor, where they ALL got through. they ALL have something to bring to the table, not just Harry. second, as mentioned, they were discovered via The X Factor, where voices and singing talent are scouted out for, not songwriting ability. not only that, but not many artists do write their own songs. as American teenagers, we’re spoiled with the likes of Taylor Swift, sometimes Miley, and sometimes the Jonas Brothers (and for us cool ones, the Beatles), but not many artists actually write their own songs, so you can’t put an artist down simply for that, especially when they co-write a lot of their stuff. some artists know what they want to say, they just have trouble getting it down in lyric-style, therefore, they co-write. it’s just the same as writing it themselves, they just need help tweaking it a bit.

    as for the Jonas freak, terrified of One Direction coming in and stealing “her boys'” fans, you need to sit down, because the Jonas Brothers as a group are done. their peak was 2008, and they’ve been going down since. will they always be known and have their dedicated fans? yes. but a majority of their fans, the ones who go along with the newest thing, are long gone. their next album will not do as well as ALBL, and they’ll probably be done with Jonas Brothers, the musical group, after that. I believe music will always be in Nick’s life (perhaps he’ll move on to be a producer/songwriter), but Kevin is going to start a family with Danielle after this new album doesn’t do as well as ALBL, and Joe… Joe is going to be chasing models with a vodka tonic in one hand and a condom in the other for quite a while. and forgive me, but being hot does not equal talent, as you insinuated about Joe in your above comments. it equals money from impressionable teenage girl, but not talent. tambourine-beating is not talet.

  • AnonymousX

    >>>AND The Wanted are in the top 20’s on the billboard, #5 on US itunes and #1 on Canadian itunes, They’ve been on Ellen, their song was on Glee.. Also they are SMASHING it with their UK/Ireland arena tour right now, not to mention Two top five albums and a string of top 10 hits in Europe…… And what, your all freaking out about 1D? how about some recognition for The Wanted? Who will be around a lot longer than THESE guys i tell you that…….. Alright RANT OVER!!

    stop posting so much 1D -_- #TWFANMILY

  • Anonymous

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!

  • l?veislouder

    I just showed my dad Liam’s X Factor audition and One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” music video, and he really liked it, and sees them being so successful, and Simon being a very smart man. this is how I know the guys are talented, when my dad sees it as a very good business deal on Simon’s part (that reaction would be equivalent to a fangirl screaming lol)

  • memi trumps sel

    they just seem like they would be hard to connect with. How can a teenage girl connect with a bunch of teenage guys who date 30 year olds???

  • Anonymous

    hey just seem like they would be hard to connect with. How can a teenage girl connect with a bunch of teenage guys who date 30 year olds???

    They are real. They don’t need to be coockie cutter perfect like most of teenage girls wants in a performer. That’s what i was talking about – htey seem genuine and THAT’S relatable – not a kid who thinks it’s hot and has “swag” and thinks he’s the King of music for example (trollin here lol)

  • l?veislouder

    they just seem like they would be hard to connect with. How can a teenage girl connect with a bunch of teenage guys who date 30 year olds???
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    one* teenage guy. it was only Harry that did that, and somehow, Harry can get away with just doing anything.

  • l?veislouder

    They are real. They don’t need to be coockie cutter perfect like most of teenage girls wants in a performer. That’s what i was talking about – htey seem genuine and THAT’S relatable – not a kid who thinks it’s hot and has “swag” and thinks he’s the King of music for example (trollin here lol)
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    that would be Harry too lol.

  • xhaleylynn

    Yyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy

    I died. <3

  • Anonymous

    l?veislouder said:

    They are real. They don’t need to be coockie cutter perfect like most of teenage girls wants in a performer. That’s what i was talking about – htey seem genuine and THAT’S relatable – not a kid who thinks it’s hot and has “swag” and thinks he’s the King of music for example (trollin here lol)
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    that would be Harry too lol.

    I never thought about that lolololo “Yyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy” lolz teeny boopers taking over OU beatchezzzzzz and sorry to everbody my grammar sucks there lol

  • memi trumps sel

    one* teenage guy. it was only Harry that did that, and somehow, Harry can get away with just doing anything.

    Didn’t zayne date a girl who was close to 30. anyways this song is ok. i’m just now wowed by it. Maybe I will change my mind eventually.

  • Anonymous

    at least they’re not afraid to act their age *caugh*jonasbrothers*caugh*. They talk about girls, sex and alcohol just like every men 18+

  • l?veislouder

    Didn’t zayne date a girl who was close to 30. anyways this song is ok. i’m just now wowed by it. Maybe I will change my mind eventually.
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    Zayn dated Rebecca, who was 24. the guys tend to date older, but Harry was the only one to reach the 30s, or have have a double-digit age gap for that matter.
    I like the song a lot, and their other two singles. I have their CD on my iPod. it’s been put on repeat quite a few times lol. I enjoy it.

  • l?veislouder

    Feb 22, 2012 @ 08:18 pm
    Anonymous said:
    at least they’re not afraid to act their age *caugh*jonasbrothers*caugh*. They talk about girls, sex and alcohol just like every men 18+
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    eh, you can act your age and not talk about your sex life. that’s something I feel should remain private.

  • Anonymous

    harry styles annoys me. It looks like he feels he’s the most awesome person in the world, and he doesn’t mind one direction being called ‘harry styles and the rest of the band’.

  • memi trumps sel

    Zayn dated Rebecca, who was 24. the guys tend to date older, but Harry was the only one to reach the 30s, or have have a double-digit age gap for that matter.
    I like the song a lot, and their other two singles. I have their CD on my iPod. it’s been put on repeat quite a few times lol. I enjoy it.

    sometimes I change my mind so who knows.

  • Anonymous

    l?veislouder said:

    Feb 22, 2012 @ 08:18 pm
    Anonymous said:
    at least they’re not afraid to act their age *caugh*jonasbrothers*caugh*. They talk about girls, sex and alcohol just like every men 18+
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    eh, you can act your age and not talk about your sex life. that’s something I feel should remain private.
    —-
    yeah, i didn’t exactly mean that. My point was that is was very annoying seeing joe and kevin being over 18 and being so freaking innocent, as if they had to be perfect to please everyone. But at the end of the day it just felt fake.

    Now’s kinda the opposite, though. Joe is quite obnoxious with his constantly drinking and partying. I hope the 1D guys stay the way they are.

  • l?veislouder

    Feb 22, 2012 @ 08:21 pm
    Anonymous said:
    harry styles annoys me. It looks like he feels he’s the most awesome person in the world, and he doesn’t mind one direction being called ‘harry styles and the rest of the band’.
    —————
    I’ve never heard the guys be referred to as “Harry Styles and the rest of the band”, and they’re all working against suggestions to make Harry the frontman of the group. Harry knows how to act with women, but I know he wouldn’t be so cocky as to throw his guys under the bus like that.

  • Anonymous

    Feb 22, 2012 @ 08:21 pm
    Anonymous said:
    harry styles annoys me. It looks like he feels he’s the most awesome person in the world, and he doesn’t mind one direction being called ‘harry styles and the rest of the band’.
    —————
    I’ve never heard the guys be referred to as “Harry Styles and the rest of the band”, and they’re all working against suggestions to make Harry the frontman of the group. Harry knows how to act with women, but I know he wouldn’t be so cocky as to throw his guys under the bus like that.
    ————
    “The matching names could be a problem for Harry and co – who formed on The X Factor 2010 – ”
    http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/534239/uh-oh-one-direction-under-threat-from-american-rock-band-one-direction/1

    couldn’t find the rest

  • Anonymous

    Feb 22, 2012 @ 08:27 pm
    l?veislouder said:

    Feb 22, 2012 @ 08:21 pm
    Anonymous said:
    harry styles annoys me. It looks like he feels he’s the most awesome person in the world, and he doesn’t mind one direction being called ‘harry styles and the rest of the band’.
    —————
    I’ve never heard the guys be referred to as “Harry Styles and the rest of the band”, and they’re all working against suggestions to make Harry the frontman of the group. Harry knows how to act with women, but I know he wouldn’t be so cocky as to throw his guys under the bus like that.
    ———
    “The matching names could be a problem for Harry and co – who formed on The X Factor 2010 – ”
    “Good Direction: Harry Styles and co grant wishes as they greet special fans backstage”
    “Harry mustered a smile for a group shot with the rest of the band”
    “Harry Styles feat. rest of 1D members”
    “Meanwhile, Harry Styles and the rest of his One Direction band mates”

  • l?veislouder

    “The matching names could be a problem for Harry and co – who formed on The X Factor 2010 – ”
    “Good Direction: Harry Styles and co grant wishes as they greet special fans backstage”
    “Harry mustered a smile for a group shot with the rest of the band”
    “Harry Styles feat. rest of 1D members”
    “Meanwhile, Harry Styles and the rest of his One Direction band mates”
    ————-
    I’m glad so much focus went into looking up these names instead of the meaningless point that the band is against making Harry their frontman, because really, how important is that? -___-
    people could call them whatever, but Harry isn’t sitting there, lapping it up and being smug about it; they’re a group and maintain that. he’s smug with women, not with his boys.

  • Anonymous

    1D IS JUST LUCKY TO HAVE A ONE HIT WONDER ON THEIR NAME, BUT BELEIVE ME, MY OPINION, THEY’LL PROBALBLY HAVE A FEW MORE HITS, AND DISAPPEAR, THIS IS A BOY BAND THAT WILL NOT LAST LONG AS THE BACKSTREET BOYS, OR JONAS BROTHERS, WILL, THEY’RE CLAIM TO FAME IS JUST THAT THEY ARE BRITISH, THAT’S DIFFERENTIATES THEM BETWEEN THE AMERICAN BOY BANDS, BUT REMEMBER TAKE THAT, WITH ROBBIE WILLIAMS, THEY WERE BRITISH AND DIDN’T LAST LONG EITHER, THEY DON’T HAVE CREDIBILITY, LIKE THE OTHER BOY BANDS WHO LASTED FOR YEARS, PLUS HARRY STILES, IS THE ONLY GOOD SINGER IN THE BAND, 1D, ONCE HE GETS MORE POPULAR, HE’LL EVENTUALLY GO SOLO, AND NOT NEED ONE DIRECTION ANYMORE, PLUS I ONLY SEE THESE GUYS MAKING IT BIG IN THE UK, NOT AMERICA OR CANADA WHERE THESE KIND OF FANS MAKE THEM POPULAR, YOU’LL SEE, I’M RIGHT , JUST WAIT AND SEE!!!!!

  • l?veislouder

    good for them :)

  • BrokenArrow

    whooo Congrats!

  • threelittlebirds

    Lol at the spice girls. I was obsessed with them when I was like 9

  • Anonymous

    Wow. That hasn’t been done since the Spice Girls who were freakin HUGE back in the day. Further proof that 1D is going to absolutely explode in America just like SG did. Once they start doing their live tv performances on XFactor US and Ellen and late night shows, shit is going to get cray.

  • memi trumps sel

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  • memi trumps sel

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  • Anonymous

    Gooddd i’m happy for them. It’s odd cuz i find boy bands mostly annoying but those guys are great and talented. I want that they become succesful cuz i wouldn’t find annoying if they become “the next big thing” cuz they seem natural and down to earth and not into that shit of “i’m a swagger blink blink” others male pop stars have.

  • bieberarmy

    wow josh didn’t know u were a big one d fan :)

  • bieberarmy

    wow josh didn’t know u were a big one d fan :)