Published on August 5th, 2012 | by Daniel0
One Direction has Sold more Records than Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons Combined
That is what ‘One Directioners’ can do for you. The teen band ‘One Direction’ has sold more records than the combined efforts of ‘Mumford & Sons, Kasabian, the Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher. The boyband has been able to shift an incredible 12 million records in less than a year according to reports from a record company. They seem to be taking the game to the chart heavyweights and winning all the time. Perhaps the Whippersnappers are enjoying a sales boom from their single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’. It sold 5 million copies worldwide and three million copies in the US alone. They also shifted another three million copies courtesy of their debut album titled ‘Up All Night’. A million copies of the ‘Up All Night: the Live Tour’ DVD have also been sold.
The newcomers are beating the music legends
The BBC reports that the vibrant group has been given a special disk by Syco and Sony Music as recognition for their chart success. Liam Payne said that they have an incredible team of people around the world who have helped them achieve this level of success. They thanked their fans for all the support and said that they owe their success to the people who enjoy their music over and over again. Earlier this year ‘One Direction’ made US Chart History by becoming the first British act to enter the Billboard Album Charts at Number One with their debut effort.
In previous times the highest entry by a UK group was ‘Introducing the Beatles’ by the ‘Fab Four’. This new found success has gotten under some people’s skin and the band has found itself under attack in the recent months. For example Tom Meighan of Kasabian described them as ‘five little dicks’ during an interview this may. Zayn Malik was accused of ‘enticing Jihad’ and ‘pimping Islam’ to his young female fans. This accusation was made by a bigoted US rightwing blogger. Needless to say the ‘One Directioners’ got into action and gave the middle aged woman a piece of their mind.
At the moment the group is locked in a legal battle with a US band which claims to go by their moniker One Direction. Neither group is prepared to budge in a lawsuit that is likely to capture the imagination of the tabloid press across the globe. Perhaps the band will take solace from the fact that their musical careers seem to be going from strength to strength.