Continuing their race against The Wanted to break the US, One Direction have debuted on the American Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at… *drum roll* Number 28! That might be five places lower than The Wanted boys (who are currently sitting pretty at Number 23) BUT it happens to be the highest debut on that particular chart by a UK act in almost 14 years!
The song has already sold 132,000 downloads, and this could be the beginning of a very exciting journey, because next week their record label will officially start trying to get them played on radio. And don’t forget Niall, Liam and co are also going to be joining Big Time Rush on tour tomorrow – fingers crossed we’ll see ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ higher in the chart next week!
Both bands are doing incredibly well, but we reckon The Wanted need to make sure they head back to the US as soon as they can to keep things going ahead full steam.
Watch the video for ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ below.