Category: One Direction
One Direction are on course to enter at number one on the US Billboard album chart this week. The group are number one on the iTunes tally and are expected to sell between 160,000 and 180,000 copies of Up All Night in the States, Music Week reports.
The feat would make them the first UK band to enter at the top in America with their debut LP. Last month, their first single 'What Makes You Beautiful' became the highest-charting debut entry on the tally for a UK act, landing at number 28.
More photos HERE@ The Wanted were reportedly forced to apologise to One Direction, after Max George said he believed the boys were just 'faces' and 'children’s magazine based.' George was quoted as saying to Metro: 'I’m not sure how well they’re actually doing yet. They’re more faces, if you know what I mean.
I don’t think people really look at us over there as the same kind of band because I think people look at them more like a Jonas Brothers sort of band that are very TV and children’s magazine based. They make magazines instead of actually hearing them on the radio. I think our audience over there is sort of 18 to 25 or 30. We have a lot of radio play but I think we’re more of a music band.'
Despite taking to Twitter to clarify his comments, a source has told Heat 'The Wanted totally freaked out when their management told them that slagging off One Direction could turn their fans against them. That's why they tweeted saying that it had 'all been blown out of proportion'. It was their way of apologising.'
1D are apparently 'furious' with George and the rest of the gang, with an insider telling Heat: 'They're angry about The Wanted slagging them off. They think it's a low blow and they were shocked that Max would say that.' A music insider added: 'It's not a good idea to start an argument with One Direction. They are working the same circuit at the moment. It's going to be really awkward when they bump into each other.'
One Direction fans showed up at the Stonebriar Center Mall in Frisco, Texas and in the frenzy some fans were injured when making a push to the Barns & Noble to acquire a wristband to meet the band at a later appearance.