One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" Certified Double Platinum

UP ALL NIGHT: THE LIVE TOUR DVD AVAILABLE TODAY

PR Newswire
NEW YORK
May 30, 2012

NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One Direction's US success continues this week as their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" passes 2 million digital sales and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. Their BRIT Award winning debut single, "What Makes You Beautiful" sold more than 131,000 copies in the US in its first week, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Their #28 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 marked the highest debut from a British Group since the Spice Girls in 1998.

In March 2012, the group made chart history when their debut album UP ALL NIGHT entered the US Billboard 200 chart at #1 with over 176,000 copies sold, making them the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release. To date the album has been certified GOLD and sold over 700,000 copies in the US alone. UP ALL NIGHT is a worldwide success selling over 2.3M albums and has charted at #1 in 16 countries (US, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand).

The Up All Night: The Live Tour DVD is available everywhere today. The live DVD features a 73-minute concert of their hit songs, plus never-before-seen, behind the scenes footage and three music videos ("What Makes You Beautiful," "Gotta Be You" and "One Thing"). For more information visit: http://www.myplaydirect.com/one-direction.

One Direction kicked off their sold-out 2012 US summer tour last week in Uncasville, CT. The tour will hit Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and wraps July 1 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The band will return December 3 for a special show at Madison Square Garden which sold out in less than 10 minutes. One Direction are giving their fans a chance to see the group live once again in the summer of 2013 as part of their World Tour -- the earliest they are able to return with a tour to the States. The Live Nation-promoted 25-city tour kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 13, 2013 and hits New York, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more (see below for full dates). Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. For more information visit www.onedirectionmusic.com.

One Direction are currently writing and recording their forthcoming second album.

One Direction are Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. All of the group hail from the U.K., save for Horan, who is from Ireland. All five of the boys (ages 18-20) auditioned for the UK X Factor in 2010 as solo artists. However, at the suggestion of Simon Cowell they joined forces as a group, quickly becoming one of the competition's most popular acts of all time, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic fan-base along the way.

UP ALL NIGHT debut album is available now
iTunes: http://bit.ly/sGhR74
Amazon: http://amzn.to/sQrNrW
Amazon (Deluxe Yearbook Edition): http://amzn.to/vfxzwF

    One Direction 2013 Summer Tour Dates:
    -------------------------------------

    6/13                 Ft. Lauderdale, FL  BankAtlantic Center
    6/14                 Miami, FL           American Airlines Arena
    6/16                 Louisville, KY      KFC Yum! Center
    6/18                 Columbus, OH        Nationwide Arena
    6/19                 Nashville, TN       Bridgestone Arena
    6/21                 Atlanta, GA         Philips Arena
    6/22                 Raleigh, NC         PNC Arena (formerly RBC Arena)
    6/23                 Washington, DC      Verizon Center
    6/25                 Philadelphia, PA    Wells Fargo Center
    6/26                 Boston, MA          Comcast Center
    6/28                 Wantagh, NY         Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
    6/29                 Wantagh, NY         Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
    7/2                  East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
    7/4                  Montreal, PQ        Bell Centre
    7/5                  Hershey, PA         Hersheypark Stadium
    7/6                  Hershey, PA         Hersheypark Stadium
    7/8                  Pittsburgh, PA      Consol Energy Center
    7/9                  Toronto, Ontario    Air Canada Centre
    7/10                 Toronto, Ontario    Air Canada Centre
    7/12                 Detroit, MI         The Palace of Auburn Hills
    7/13                 Chicago, IL         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
    7/14                 Chicago, IL         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
    7/18                 Minneapolis, MN     Target Center
    7/19                 Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center
    7/21                 Houston, TX         Toyota Center
    7/22                 Dallas, TX          American Airlines Center
    7/24                 Denver, CO          Pepsi Center
    7/25                 Salt Lake City, UT  Maverik Center
    7/27                 Vancouver, BC       Rogers Arena
    7/28                 Seattle, WA         KeyArena
    7/30                 San Jose, CA        HP Pavilion
    7/31                 Oakland, CA         Oracle Arena
    8/2                  Las Vegas, NV       Mandalay Bay Events Center
    8/3                  Las Vegas, NV       Mandalay Bay Events Center
    8/6                  San Diego, CA       Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
    8/7                  Los Angeles, CA     Staples Center
    8/8                  Los Angeles, CA     Staples Center

    *more dates to be announced

For more info visit
http://www.onedirectionmusic.com
http://www.columbiarecords.com

About Columbia Records
One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

About Syco
Syco Entertainment is a leading global music, television, film and digital production company. Syco is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, with offices in London and Los Angeles. Syco's television and music assets include leading global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent, as well as artists such as Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Cher Lloyd, One Direction & Labrinth.

About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

SOURCE Columbia Records

SOURCE: Columbia Records

One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" Certified Double Platinum UP ALL NIGHT: THE LIVE TOUR DVD AVAILABLE TODAY

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One Direction's US success continues this week as their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" passes 2 million digital sales and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. Their BRIT Award winning debut single, "What Makes You Beautiful" sold more than 131,000 copies in the US in its first week, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Their #28 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 marked the highest debut from a British Group since the Spice Girls in 1998. 

In March 2012, the group made chart history when their debut album UP ALL NIGHT entered the US Billboard 200 chart at #1 with over 176,000 copies sold, making them the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release. To date the album has been certified GOLD and sold over 700,000 copies in the US alone. UP ALL NIGHT is a worldwide success selling over 2.3M albums and has charted at #1 in 16 countries (US, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand).

The Up All Night: The Live Tour DVD is available everywhere today. The live DVD features a 73-minute concert of their hit songs, plus never-before-seen, behind the scenes footage and three music videos ("What Makes You Beautiful," "Gotta Be You" and "One Thing"). For more information visit: http://www.myplaydirect.com/one-direction.

One Direction kicked off their sold-out 2012 US summer tour last week in Uncasville, CT. The tour will hit Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and wraps July 1 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The band will return December 3 for a special show at Madison Square Garden which sold out in less than 10 minutes. One Direction are giving their fans a chance to see the group live once again in the summer of 2013 as part of their World Tour -- the earliest they are able to return with a tour to the States. The Live Nation-promoted 25-city tour kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 13, 2013 and hits New York, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more (see below for full dates). Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. For more information visit www.onedirectionmusic.com.

One Direction are currently writing and recording their forthcoming second album.

One Direction are Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. All of the group hail from the U.K., save for Horan, who is from Ireland. All five of the boys (ages 18-20) auditioned for the UK X Factor in 2010 as solo artists. However, at the suggestion of Simon Cowell they joined forces as a group, quickly becoming one of the competition's most popular acts of all time, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic fan-base along the way.

UP ALL NIGHT debut album is available now
iTunes: http://bit.ly/sGhR74
Amazon: http://amzn.to/sQrNrW
Amazon (Deluxe Yearbook Edition): http://amzn.to/vfxzwF

One Direction 2013 Summer Tour Dates:




6/13  

Ft. Lauderdale, FL  

BankAtlantic Center

6/14  

Miami, FL       

American Airlines Arena

6/16  

Louisville, KY        

KFC Yum! Center

6/18  

Columbus, OH            

Nationwide Arena

6/19  

Nashville, TN           

Bridgestone Arena

6/21 

Atlanta, GA        

Philips Arena

6/22 

Raleigh, NC       

PNC Arena (formerly RBC Arena)

6/23  

Washington, DC           

Verizon Center

6/25  

Philadelphia, PA       

Wells Fargo Center

6/26  

Boston, MA     

Comcast Center

6/28  

Wantagh, NY          

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

6/29 

Wantagh, NY        

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

7/2  

East Rutherford, NJ        

IZOD Center

7/4   

Montreal, PQ   

Bell Centre

7/5    

Hershey, PA       

Hersheypark Stadium

7/6    

Hershey, PA         

Hersheypark Stadium

7/8   

Pittsburgh, PA      

Consol Energy Center

7/9   

Toronto, Ontario 

Air Canada Centre

7/10  

Toronto, Ontario      

Air Canada Centre

7/12 

Detroit, MI      

The Palace of Auburn Hills

7/13  

Chicago, IL       

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/14  

Chicago, IL             

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/18  

Minneapolis, MN            

Target Center

7/19 

Kansas City, MO          

Sprint Center

7/21  

Houston, TX      

Toyota Center

7/22

Dallas, TX                     

American Airlines Center

7/24  

Denver, CO        

Pepsi Center

7/25  

Salt Lake City, UT           

Maverik Center

7/27   

Vancouver, BC      

Rogers Arena

7/28  

Seattle, WA           

KeyArena

7/30   

San Jose, CA          

HP Pavilion

7/31 

Oakland, CA   

Oracle Arena

8/2   

Las Vegas, NV    

Mandalay Bay Events Center

8/3     

Las Vegas, NV               

Mandalay Bay Events Center

8/6    

San Diego, CA   

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

8/7 

Los Angeles, CA         

Staples Center

8/8   

Los Angeles, CA         

Staples Center




*more dates to be announced

For more info visit
http://www.onedirectionmusic.com   
http://www.columbiarecords.com

About Columbia Records
One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

About Syco
Syco Entertainment is a leading global music, television, film and digital production company. Syco is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, with offices in London and Los Angeles. Syco's television and music assets include leading global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent, as well as artists such as Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Cher Lloyd, One Direction & Labrinth. 

About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. 

SOURCE Columbia Records

CONTACT: Benny Tarantini, Benny.Tarantini@sonymusic.com, +1-212-833-5858, or Mike Navarra, Mike.Navarra@sonymusic.com, +1-212-833-7545, both of Columbia Records; or FOR 2013 TOUR: Beau Benton, Beau.Benton@42west.net, +1-646-467-9055, or Rebecca Novak, Rebecca.Novak@42west.net, +1-646-649-9494, both of 42West

Web Site: http://www.columbiarecords.com


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