Not content with their massive Earth-bound record sales, the British boy band One Direction, are hoping to be the first music artists to sell their records to aliens from outer space.
No, it’s not an April Fool’s Day gag – just another in self-promotion, probably.
According to the Sun, the lads reckon their goal could be obtainable in ten years’ time.
One Direction band member Niall Horan, 18, told the red-top tabloid, “I think our goal for 10 years down the line should be to sell a single in outer space and be the first band to do so.”
“I want aliens to buy our music. It is worth a shot and is obtainable,” the Vegemite-hating singer added.
Meanwhile, his bandmate Louis Tomlinson, 20, added, “We should speak to that band 30 Seconds To Mars – they could probably help us.”
Perhaps they should also speak to will.i.am or, even, Sir Paul McCartney.
Last month, courtesy of NASA’s Curiosity rover, will.i.am premiered his new single – “Reach For The Stars” – from Mars; and, in 2008, NASA beamed the Beatles’ song “Across The Universe” into the cosmos to commemorate its 40th anniversary.
As well as Horan and Tomlinson, One Direction is made up of three other band members: Zayn Malik (19), Liam Payne (19) and Harry Styles (18).