Thursday, February 23, 2012

UK-Irish Boy Band One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' Becomes Highest Charting Debut US Release From Any UK Artist For 15 Years

One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' Becomes Highest Charting Debut US Release For 15 Years

X-Factor boyband One Direction have managed to debut at #29 in the US Hot 100 charts this week – making their single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ the highest charting debut release from any UK artists since the Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ in 1997, 15 years ago.

The news comes ahead of their up and coming US tour alongside American boyband Big Time Rush and their appearance on Nickelodeon show ‘iCarly’, which has seen US interest in the boys skyrocket and sales of their single multiply. Of course, Simon Cowell is delighted – and hopes that their success will encourage more people to audition for the USA version of the X-Factor.

And, the track has still got a week before it goes up for pop radio airplay – meaning the track is likely to rise even higher in the charts, despite already becoming the highest charting debut since ‘Wannabe’ went in at #11. This all comes before One Direction have even released their debut album ‘Up All Night’, which is set to hit shelves on March 13th.

One Direction announced a 2013 UK tour at the BRIT Award ceremony last Tuesday, meaning you’ll be able to catch the boys across the country in a year’s time. If you’re a fan, make sure you grab your tickets soon – as One Direction tickets sell like wildfire. Check the dates and details below.

One Direction UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Fri February 22nd 2013 - O2 Arena, London
Sat February 23rd 2013 - O2 Arena, London
Tue February 26th 2013 - SECC, Glasgow
Fri March 1st 2013 - Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff
Sat March 2nd 2013 - Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff
Tue March 5th 2013 - O2 Dublin, Dublin
Wed March 6th 2013 - O2 Dublin, Dublin
Thu March 7th 2013 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Fri March 8th 2013 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Fri March 15th 2013 - MEN Arena Manchester, Manchester
Sun March 17th 2013 - Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool
Tue March 19th 2013 - Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, Sheffield
Wed March 20th 2013 - Capital FM Arena Nottingham, Nottingham
Fri March 22nd 2013 - LG Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
Sun March 24th 2013 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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