One Direction Soars to No. 1 Position on Billboard Albums Chart
One Direction, Columbia Records
TAKE ME HOME includes the history making #1 single "Live While We're Young," which sold over 341k copies in its first week, making it Billboard's biggest opening week sales for a single by a non-US artist ever. It has been an astonishing year for One Direction, they are the top selling debut artist of the year and have taken home 3 MTV Video Music Awards and 3 Teen Choice Awards. Their debut album UP ALL NIGHT has been certified platinum, and their live concert DVD "UP ALL NIGHT: THE LIVE TOUR" has reached #1 in 27 different countries, including the US for over 21 weeks. To date, One Direction have sold over 15 million records globally.
One Direction fans took over NBC's the Today Show plaza on November 13 to celebrate the release of TAKE ME HOME. With over 15,000 fans in attendance, One Direction made history for bringing out the largest crowd ever for the 2 day televised outdoor concert event. Other release week activities included a BRING1D2US outdoor concert for 5,000 fans on The Ellen Degeneres Show and a performance on The XFactor US. Fans can catch One Direction featured on Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012, Dec. 12 on ABC.
One Direction returns to the US on December 3 for a sold out show at New York City's historic Madison Square Garden. In Spring 2013, One Direction will begin their sold out World Tour in the UK, which includes a massive nine shows atLondon's O2 Arena. The US leg kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 13, 2013. Tickets are available now on www.onedirectionmusic.com. The band will document this journey and give fans a behind the scenes look into their lives with the release of their 3D concert film on August 30, 2013, directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me).