They might be taking a hiatus next year, but the boys of One Direction will still be in the 2016 Guinness World Records book. The record keepers announced the group’s six honors on Monday, awarded for everything from their ability to sell albums to attracting Twitter followers.
Here’s a list of the accomplishments that landed One Direction a place in history:
First group to debut at No. 1 with their first four albums in the U.S.:
Up All Night, Take Me Home, Midnight Memories, Four
First U.K. group to debut at No. 1 in U.S. with debut album (same as above)
Highest debut by U.K. group on U.S. singles chart at No. 3 with “Live While We’re Young”
Most popular dance game track for their “What Makes You Beautiful” routine on Just Dance 4, which garnered 36,817,975 views
In 2015, 1D earned a spot in the Guinness World Records book for becoming the first act to debut at No. 1 with their first three albums.
One Direction’s latest single “Drag Me Down” — the band’s first without Zayn Malik — has already achieved high numbers, breaking the Spotify record for one-day streams, and becoming the first video to reach one million likes within the first 24 hours of its Vevo release. Hopefully their upcoming album, expected this fall, will put the foursome in the world record books yet again.
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