1D are a global hit

One Direction have jetted off to America – not long after finding out their mission to crack the country is well on its way.

The boys’ debut single What Makes You Beautiful reached No 28 in the Billboard Singles Hot 100 after it shifted 132,000 downloads in its first week of release across the pond.

It means 1D have made the highest debut for a British act in the US charts for 14 years and have even beaten huge 60s rock band The Beatles‘ first release, which debuted at No 45. 

Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne, all 18, plus Zayn Malik, 19, and Louis Tomlinson, 20, have now flown to the States, where they’ll kick off their tour with Big Time Rush tonight.

‘So we’re going away for a bit now, but we will be back soon! gna miss all of our amazing uk fans 🙂 xx,’ Tweets Zayn.

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