Okay, let’s just state the obvious – it’s really, REALLY good to be a member of One Direction. Besides traveling around the world, performing in front of thousands of screaming girls and rubbing elbows – and making pasta – with stars like Justin Bieber, they’re also rolling in the dough!
In just two years of their worldwide success, the fellas of 1D have brought in – are you ready for this? $160 million! No, that’s not a typo. But it’s not just the five of them that are sitting comfortably on top of their mounds of money. Simon Cowell and his record label Syco earned $323 million because of them.
Let’s backtrack and see where all this money is coming from, shall we? Their debut album Up All Night sold over 12 million copies worldwide and set a record as the first debut album from a British group to top the Billboard 200 chart. They also released a live concert DVD, went out on a sold-out tour, released their own set of dolls, have two books as well as their own comic book.
This is just the beginning for Harry, Louis, Zayn, Liam and Niall! Their sophomore album Take Me Home will be released on November 13th and the music video for their single Live While We’re Young premiered TODAY. You better not be sick of these guys yet because you’re going to be around for a long time!
What do you think about all of 1D’s success? Are you all about these Brits or totally over them?
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