Due to overwhelming fan demand in the USA, One Direction have brought forward the release of their album over there by one week.
The boys will now release their debut album, UP ALL NIGHT on March 13, 2012 via Syco/Columbia Records, previously scheduled for release one week later.
The record-breaking UK #1 single, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, will be released stateside digitally on February 14th. The video for “What Makes You Beautiful” has already garnered over 47 Million views on VEVO and will have its US broadcast premiere on Nickelodeon, Saturday, Feb. 11, during the network’s primetime Valentine’s-themed “Crush Night” slate of live-action premieres.
Over the course of a few months, and eight challenges, Dallas has proven its immense love for UK breakout group One Direction and has won the right to host the band at a special event this March. With the innovative Bring 1D to U.S. campaign, fans from cities across the United States competed against rival cities for the right to bring One Direction to their respective hometowns. Weekly challenges were posted by the band through @Bring1DtoUS on Twitter, as well as on www.Bring1DtoUs.com, and points were awarded to the winning city. The city with the most points at the conclusion of the eight challenges would win a special visit from One Direction. Cities were neck and neck during the challenges, creating video submissions, submitting fan art, and placing their signatures on online petition site Twitition – setting a record for a Twitition! Although New York, Chicago, Los Angeles were among the toughest competitors, it was Dallas that emerged victorious in the end.
One Direction will be making an appearance in the fifth season of the top-rated Nickelodeon series iCarly. In “iGot Jungle Worms,” set to premiere later this year, One Direction play themselves as special guests on Carly’s web show and perform their infectious single ‘What Makes You Beautiful.’
The band will join the North American leg of the Big Time Rush “Better With U” tour beginning February 24th in Chicago.
Since arriving on US shores, the boys have built somewhat of a following. A crowd of about 200 girls eagerly waited outside the band’s hotel to catch a glimpse of them – some even checking into empty rooms to further their chances. Watch a video here: http://vimeo.com/36025571
Fans also waited outside the iCarly set for over 12 hours – to see a video of them singing ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, click here: http://vimeo.com/36027078.
The 1D US takeover has begun!