One Direction hit number 1 with fastest selling single of 2011

September 19th, 2011 by Jessica Martinez

One Direction shot straight to the top of the UK single chart this week, with their debut single, What Makes You Beautiful.

The X Factor boyband sold over 153,000 copies of the track, beating the likes of Adele, Bruno Mars and Jennifer Lopez to this year’s biggest first week sales title.

There was also a new number 1 in the official UK Album Chart, with Ed Sheeran reaching the top spot with his debut album, +.

One Direction will form part of the line-up for the upcoming BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards show at Wembley Arena on Sunday 9th October.

BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards tickets will go on sale this Saturday, 24th September.

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