The X Factor group's first record is finally here

One Direction‘s catchy new single What Makes You Beautiful got its first play on the radio this morning.

The boyband – Harry Styles, 17, Niall Horan, 17, Louis Tomlinson, 19, Liam Payne, 17, and Zayn Malik, 18 – have been waiting patiently to get their music heard since The X Factor finished in December.

‘We’re so excited to get the single finally out there,’ Harry told Radio 1.

‘When we were recording in the studio we knew instantly that we wanted this track to be our first single.’

The song was written by Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub, who are the team behind Britney Spears‘ hit tune Baby One More Time.

‘When we were at radio one , i might have did a wee in my pants with excitement and nerves,’ Niall Tweeted this morning.

LISTEN NOW One Direction‘s new single What Makes You Beautiful

 

What Makes You Beautiful is released on 11 September.

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