Monday, September 3, 2012

One Direction: A Year Later

On September 5th, 2011, I wrote a blog for Teenlink endorsing my favorite band, One Direction, then unknown to American eyes/ears. Now, most girls I know are "Directioners". I am proud to say I was one before they came across the pond. A year later, these 5 boys have not only been the first British-Irish boyband to have their debut album go number one on the US music charts in a week, but have also had these accomplishments as well:
  • 8 million singles sold
  • 3 million copies of their debut album, "Up All Night" sold
  • 1 million  copies of their concert DVD "Up All Night: The Live Tour" sold
  • their own television biography special, One Direction: A Year in the Making
  • winnings of a BRIT Award for "What Makes You Beautiful", a NME award, two Kid's Choice Awards, and 3 Teen Choice Awards
  • musical guests on Saturday Night Live
  • Guest stars on iCarly (iGo One Direction) and Saturday Night Live
  • 3 VMA nominations for "Best New Artist", "Best Pop Video" and "Most Share-Worthy Video" (in which they are currently beating Justin Bieber by 600,000 votes)
  • 3 sold out arena tours from December 2011-September 2013 and a sold out show in Madison Square Garden this December
  • a performance at the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony to over 2 million
  • already being #1 on the iTunes pre-order charts for their second album "Take Me Home" and the pre-order of their first single off that album, Live While We're Young
  • an international, loyal fanbase known as "Directioners" whom they refer to as "our girls"
Currently, the boys are in Los Angeles getting ready for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, which are going to be held in the Staples Center on September 6th. These boys have made it so far in such a short amount of time. To think it's only the beginning for Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Zayn Malik; One Direction.

Link to my blog about One Direction in September 2011
                                      One Direction's first studio album, "Up All Night"


The boys' second studio album, "Take Me Home" out November 13th

Liam, Harry, Louis, Zayn, and Niall in concert

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