One Direction’s Australian success continues this week as their UP ALL NIGHT: THE LIVE TOUR DVD debuts at #1 on the ARIA DVD chart and is already accredited 6 x platinum after only one week! UP ALL NIGHT: THE SOUVENIR EDITION is holding strong at #3 on the ARIA Album chart this week.
The boys hosted a twitter viewing party with fans on Thursday May 31st from 5:30pm London time where they invited fans from around the world to watch LIVE with the boys. Needless to say the live commentary they provided and pictures they shared had all Aussie Directioners fangirling like crazy as they watched along and interacted with the boys!
The UP ALL NIGHT: THE LIVE TOUR DVD features a 73 minute concert of their hit songs, plus never before seen, behind the scenes footage and three music videos (“What Makes You Beautiful,” “Gotta Be You” and “One Thing.”
Currently on tour in the USA and receiving rave reviews, One Direction have also celebrated another milestone this week – their BRIT Award winning debut single, What Makes You Beautiful passed the 2 million digital sales mark in America and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA.
UP ALL NIGHT: THE SOUVENIR EDITION is certified triple platinum in Australia, their debut single, What Makes You Beautiful is 5x Platinum and One Thing is now double platinum. UP ALL NIGHT: THE LIVE TOUR DVD is an incredible 6x platinum.
One Direction are also currently writing and recording their forthcoming second album.
One Direction gained notoriety in 2010 after appearing on The X Factor UK. Their global smash debut album, Up All Night, entered the charts at #1 in 16 countries and has been certified triple platinum in Ireland and Australia, double platinum in the UK, platinum in New Zealand and gold in the USA selling over 700,000 units there alone. In six months they have sold more than 4.4 million records worldwide. Their BRIT Award winning debut single What Makes You Beautiful entered the charts at #1 in both the UK and Ireland and is five times platinum in Australia. In the U.S., What Makes You Beautiful sold more than 131,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Their #28 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 marked the highest debut from a British Group since the Spice Girls in 1998. UP ALL NIGHT recently debuted at #1 in both Canada and on the US Billboard 200 chart with over 176,000 copies sold in week 1 alone. This makes chart history as the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release.
Around the world, One Direction fans have used online platforms such as Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook creating a global phenomenon and inspiring a generation of 1D-mania. Dedicated fans of Liam, Harry, Niall, Louis and Zayn have taken their music to the top of charts around the world. One Direction have accumulated over 358 million YouTube views, 22 million followers on Twitter and over 6.3 million followers on Facebook. The music video for What Makes You Beautiful has already garnered over 147 million views alone.
One Direction are Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik.
ALBUM – UP ALL NIGHT: THE SOUVENIR EDITION OUT NOW