The Guardian reports that their
latest single, "Live While We're Young", sold 341,000 copies in one week.
This is the second time this year that the lads have made American music history. In May, Digital Journal reported that
the British five-member boy band had become the first British music act in history to reach number one on the US Billboard Chart with their debut album, Up All Night
However, on Sunday, the band failed to top the UK charts, making it to number three, with Rihanna's Diamonds
taking the number-one slot. Meanwhile, insiders expect
the single to drop out of the UK top five next Sunday.
, consisting of five lads – Niall Horan (18), Zayn Malik (19), Liam Payne (18), Harry Styles (18) and Louis Tomlinson (20) – have had a meteoric rise to fame despite only coming third
in the 2010 UK version of The X