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 March13th.
1D will perform their hit single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ on the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards March 31, and will appear in an episode of iCarly ‘iGo One Direction’ set to premiere April 7 on Nickelodeon. The band will also be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live April 7 with guest host Sofia Vergara.
Their 2013 UK/ Ireland Arena Tour sold out immediately with more dates needing to be added. An estimated 300,000 tickets were sold in the first day. One Direction’s tour of Australia & New Zealand sold out in just three minutes.