Only One Direction for top seller

Monday September 19, 2011

One Direction flew to the top of the Official Singles Chart to land the biggest week one sales of the year so far with debut release What Makes You Beautiful.

Clocking up over 153,000 sales since last Monday, One Direction leapfrogged artists such as Bruno Mars, Olly Murs, Jennifer Lopez and Adele, who all broke through the 100,000 sales-in-one-week barrier this year. 

Band members Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik met as individual contestants on last year's X Factor.

But they joined forces at the suggestion of X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger.

One Direction release their debut album later this year.

Photo: Getty Images

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