Sales Of One Direction's First Single What Makes You Beautiful Top The Million Mark

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 13/04/2012 15:15 Updated: 13/04/2012 17:04

One Direction have joined the rarefied club - of those elite performers whose debut single has racked up more than a million sales stateside.

While the lads have been frolicking Down Under, attracting the attentions of more ladies than they can throw a stick at, their first record What Makes You Beautiful has been quietly doing its business in America, selling another 294,320 copies last week to bring sales for the pretty ballad to a whopping 1,129,852, and to make it number four in the country's Official Billboard Chart.

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Meanwhile, more than 97 million viewers have tuned in to watch the accompanying video - either that, or just a small number of people a scary amount of times each.

Their album Up All Night is still at the Number One, too, after debuting in the top slot. One Direction are the first British band ever to do this with their first album.

Time for a congratulatory party, lads! Oh, you already are...

One Direction busy having fun...

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  • One Direction entertaining their fans - all pictures: PA

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