Former X-Factor contestants One Direction have made history and become the first British group to top the US charts with their debut album.
The shocked group members said,
“We simply cannot believe that we are number one in America. We want to thank each and every one of our fans in the US who bought our album and we would also like to thank the American public for being so supportive of us.”
That’s the power of social media for you. They have a huge fan base in America now so this news doesn’t surprise me.
I am genuinely pleased for them. I don’t know what it is but I have always liked One Direction. But X-Factor 2010 WINNER Matt Cardle must be VEX.
One Direction came third that year and were allowed to release music before him. The same can also be said for Cher Lloyd (I think she came fourth) who also released music before Cardle. And runner up Rebecca Ferguson is doing really now. When Simon Cowell finally allowed him to release his debut album it flopped and so did his singles.
Cowell now has Cardle appearing on morning breakfast show Daybreak promoting his music while looking tired and uncomfortable. The last time Cardle appeared on Daybreak was earlier this year where they showed footage of him visiting one of the poorest parts of rural Tanzania as part of his work for Comic Relief (when all else fails career wise visit Africa’s poor to show you care). He was also shown singing to the poverty-stricken which looked awkward.
Anyway congratulations One Direction. 😀
I just hope they keep an eye on their future earnings and don’t get shafted.