The last couple of years have seen many groundbreaking events in the music industry, from Adele’s incredible sweep of the world’s hearts and ears to the death of an icon with the passing of Whitney Houston, but one thing some people still can’t believe is back bigger than ever? The boy band. With the newest British invasion of five clean cute, puppy love spewing Brit’s in the form of the UK’s group One direction and the massively popular hits, the boy band is probably here to stay.
Though they did not win, One direction owes much of their success to their 2010 run on Brit’s X-Factor. The exposure the hit show gave them led the boys, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, to be signed with Simon Cowell’s label, Syco Records. Their time on X-Factor also probably had a little bit to do with the immense success of One direction’s debut album, Up all night, which became the fastest selling debut album in UK history and the first UK groups to debut in the US at the number one spot.
The boys saw immediate success with their lead single, What makes you beautiful, which won the BRIT Award for Best British Single, and, after its release in the US, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 28, becoming the highest Billboard Hot 100 debut for a UK act since 1998. What makes you beautiful peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold over 3 million units in the United States.
One thing, One direction’s second major single, is proving to be just as popular as its predecessor with its sweet chorus, catchy melody and guitar riff. It has reached the top ten on the Australian Singles Chart, UK Singles Chart, Scottish Singles Chart and the Irish Singles Chart, while reaching the top forty on the New Zealand Singles Chart, Flanders Ultratop 50, Canadian Hot 100, and the United States Billboard Hot 100.
As One direction slowly takes over the world with their power pop, you can enjoy singing their hits What makes you beautiful and One thing right here on Red Karaoke in high quality mp3, or download the tracks to take with you anywhere.