If anybody ever had any doubts about the success of One Direction here in the U.S., well, they were VERY wrong. The fellas have already broken a music chart record by becoming the first British group to go straight to number one in the U.S. with their debut album back in March. As impressive as that was, they’ve done it AGAIN!

1D now holds the record of the highest selling first week single sales by a UK artist with their latest hit Live While We’re Young! To prove to you how impressive this accomplishment really is, the song entered the Billboard Digital Track and Song Charts at number one with over 341,000 sold in the first week. That amount equals the biggest opening week sales for a single by a non-U.S. artist – ever!

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“We’re so happy with the success of the single in the U.S.A. and can’t wait for everyone to hear our new album. Thank you to all the fans once again!” Niall Horan said in a statement.

In other 1D news, our favorite boys took over the cover of Seventeen magazine and chatted all about their images, dealing with fame and close pal Demi Lovato. Niall spilled the deets on Demi, saying, “The nice thing about Demi is, once you know her, she’s really, really beautiful.”

He continued, “It’s so crazy that she can be so honest about everything she’s gone through. She has a fantastic attitude. If I ever needed anything or needed to talk to anybody, I think Demi would be the person to talk too.” Okay, if these two aren’t dating, they are definitely our new favorite BFF pair!

Okay, what do you guys think about all of 1D’s success? Are you surprised with how much they’ve blown up? Also, share your thoughts on Niall and Demi’s friendship! Do you wish they were actually dating?

Photos Courtesy of Fame FlyNet & Seventeen Magazine