NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One Direction took the US by storm earlier this year with the release of their debut album UP ALL NIGHT, making history as the first-ever UK band to debut at No. 1 on the US Billboard chart. UP ALL NIGHT is currently the top selling debut album of 2012. The band shows no signs of stopping with the release of their second album TAKE ME HOME available for pre-order Monday, September 3 and in stores Tuesday, November 13.
TAKE ME HOME sees One Direction collaborating with a whole host of first class writers and producers, once again reuniting the band with Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha, Ed Sheeran and McFly's Tom Fletcher. Other collaborators include Dr Luke, Shellback and Toby Gad, with the boys co-writing several tracks. The album is sure to be another huge smash release from a truly international pop phenomenon.
The album's lead single "Live While We're Young" will premiere on radio stations worldwide on Monday, September 24 and can be heard at 12pm ET in the US. The single will be released digitally Monday, October 1 in the US. Around the world the pre-order for the single became the fastest selling pre-order single in history, hitting No. 1 in over 50 countries within hours of it going on sale.
It's been an incredible year for Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. Formed on the 2010 series of The X Factor UK, they released their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" earlier this year and haven't looked back since. 1D Mania has swept the globe, with acres of news print being covered and the band selling a massive 12 MILLION records worldwide.
Their debut album UP ALL NIGHT has reached No.1 in 17 countries. They've sold out tours across the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, with a special appearance at New York's Madison Square Garden on December 3. One Direction's live DVD "UP ALL NIGHT: THE LIVE TOUR" has also been an amazing success, reaching No.1 in 27 different countries and has been No. 1 in the US since its release.
In Spring 2013, One Direction will begin their sold out World Tour in the UK, which includes a massive nine shows at London's O2 Arena. The US leg kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 13, 2013.
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