By Sarah Khan
First, their album 'Up All Night' made them the first British band to enter with a number one debut album. Now, 1D is breaking records again with their latest single, "Live While We're Young"!
With an astounding 341,000 copies of "Live While We're Young" sold in just the first week, the boys of 1D are responsible for the fastest selling single on a U.S. chart by a British act! This is actually the highest debut by a British act, ever!
A song's sales, radio play and streaming are all taken into consideration when determining the rank of a song, but most singles begin near the bottom and work their way up. It's rare for a single to immediately shoot straight to the top!
Directioners, be proud! The boys couldn't have achieved such great heights without you!