One Direction Set To Beat The Beatles' US Album Success?

One Direction look set to make US chart history next week, according to reports.

One Direction Set To Beat The Beatles' US Album Success?
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One Direction look set to make US chart history next week, according to reports. The boyband, who came third in the 2010 series of "The X Factor", could become the first UK act ever to score a Billboard Number One with their debut album "Up All Night". According to Billboard, the group are being tipped to shift another 160,000 180,000 copies of the LP before this Sunday (March 18), which would be enough to land them the top spot although they do face competition from Adele and her album "21", which could still return to the summit of the chart for a 24th week. The Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart will be revealed next Wednesday (March 21). Band member Harry Styles who has become a tabloid fixture due to his ill-fated romance with TV presenter Caroline Flack told the Daily Mirror that the fresh-faced quintet were humbled by comparisons to The Beatles, who only scored a Number Four position with their 1964 LP "Introducing The Beatles". Asked about similarities to The Beatles, he said: "That seems ridiculous to us, because they were such icons. But we watched a film of their first US trip and there were similarities. We're as close as them despite not being together long." Last month, music mogul Simon Cowell insisted that the group would take America by storm this year after their single "What Makes You Beautiful" became the highest debut from a UK act since 1998. According to the Metro, Cowell - who put together the band on "The X Factor" - predicted that their debut LP could hit the Number One spot and said they were "about to literally explode in America". Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    crazyhorse174
    Cowell said that the band were "about to literally explode in America". Sorry? They were LITERALLY about to explode? What, like a bomb? Explosion? Fire? Fuck off Cowell. Just...**** off.
    WholeLottaIzzy
    I don't like the Beatles, but you'd be a fool to deny their talent. These kids, yeah they can sing okay I guess, but they're just handed the song "here, sing this". Whereas the Beatles put hours and hours of work and talent into their music and deserve to be where they are. These guys don't deserve this.
    WhoAMEye
    Asked about similarities to The Beatles, he said: "That seems ridiculous to us,
    ...Couldn't have said it better myself. Glee-ready pop drivel.
    Pan-Tallica
    Everyone go buy Adele's album, and keep these guys out of the #1 spot. HURRY! Nothing against these guys, but if I hear one more novice band being compared to the Beatles, I'm going to literally explode. Literally.
    IAmDanMan1
    Shor-T Zero wrote: I like this planet, they can get the hell off of it.
    Ahh, that's a much better plan than mine!
    WholeLottaIzzy wrote: I don't like the Beatles, but you'd be a fool to deny their talent. These kids, yeah they can sing okay I guess, but they're just handed the song "here, sing this". Whereas the Beatles put hours and hours of work and talent into their music and deserve to be where they are. These guys don't deserve this.
    Couldn't agree much more. I'm not a massive fan of The Beatles but I have the utmost respect for them and what they did for music. It's just ridiculous that a "band" like One Direction can get anywhere near to what The Beatles achieved...
    spiff-corgi
    crazyhorse174 wrote: Cowell said that the band were "about to literally explode in America". Sorry? They were LITERALLY about to explode? What, like a bomb? Explosion? Fire? Fuck off Cowell. Just...**** off.
    I am sure he also said that they were "giving it 110%" too. What a bellend.
    jackdude500
    why has music gotten this bad, that manufactured pop groups get all the fame and money and the independent artists that actually have something to offer dont get any recognition
    jurnag12
    were "about to literally explode in America"
    Either Simon needs a dictionary to look up 'literally', or these kids need a new manager REALLY quickly.
    Maggot66
    Music is dying.. Each day it just gets another knife in it's back. This actually is disgusting.
    JAHellraiser
    crazyhorse174 wrote: Cowell said that the band were "about to literally explode in America". Sorry? They were LITERALLY about to explode? What, like a bomb? Explosion? Fire? Fuck off Cowell. Just...**** off.
    We will soon find out that Simon Cowell is the leader of a terrorist organization working with Joseph Kony that plans to destroy America by planting these teen heartthrobs in our country, and when millions of people love them they will organize a massive concert, and there they will 'literally explode'.
    BurntGerbil
    One Direction look set to make US chart history...
    Who?
    Band member Harry Styles who has become a tabloid fixture...
    Who?!?
    ...due to his ill-fated romance with TV presenter Caroline Flack ...
    For the love of God, who are any of these these people?! I'm not old enough to be so out of touch that I am oblivious to what is apparently the second coming of the Beatles. AND, so it would seem, the woman who almost got to be the second Yoko.
    harpcicle
    "about to literally explode in America" Wouldn't even get past the customs saying stuff like that
    spiff-corgi
    spiff-corgi wrote: Americans really do have a thing for the most mediocre of British music, don't they?
    Just realised that this comment made it look like I was calling the Beatles mediocre XD I was referring to their recent obsession with artists such as Adele, Coldplay, the Wanted, One Direction etc.
    Vinushka
    Stop posting news about people beating The Beatles' records. It's very easy to see why: -More people on the planet -Easy to reach a wide audience -Easy for millions to acquire music Talent stopped collating to sales decades ago.
    jakka93
    And them achieving this will mean absolutely nothing to me. The Beatles are in the different world and I don't need album sales to show me that.
    mattel362
    cookie cutter pop music. Neither of these kids play instruments on stage. The probability that they write their own music is slim. Probability of them staying together and releasing more than 10 studio albums, some of them in the same year? Not a chance. Simon Cowell, shut your face.
    Paddy McK
    The only reason things like this can happen is because of the enormous changes in the way people buy music. To buy a Beatles album back when they were charting you had to physically go in to a record shop and buy it. Now: itunes. Comparing the two is totally idiotic because buying music used to require a certain amount of effort, whereas now anyone can buy music at a much lower price in the comfort of their own home, so obviously more sales will be made
    CR!$+@
    WholeLottaIzzy wrote: I don't like the Beatles, but you'd be a fool to deny their talent. These kids, yeah they can sing okay I guess, but they're just handed the song "here, sing this". Whereas the Beatles put hours and hours of work and talent into their music and deserve to be where they are. These guys don't deserve this.
    totaly agreed there are to many teen girls looking for somthing to get obsess over thats the only reason they got so big so fast
    crystalmonday80
    Girls in my gym class wont shut up about these guys. One of them has a skin infection so it makes sense...
    spiff-corgi
    Americans really do have a thing for the most mediocre of British music, don't they?
    Vinushka
    Pan-Tallica wrote: Everyone go buy Adele's album, and keep these guys out of the #1 spot. HURRY! Nothing against these guys, but if I hear one more novice band being compared to the Beatles, I'm going to literally explode. Literally.
    "Okay, there's one one sure fire way to beat this cancer, and that's to contract AIDs instead!"
    rhs5110
    Are they seriously comparing pop game show contestants to the beatles seriously like frickn seriously?!
    zYx Monster xYz
    I like how comparisons are still being made to things decades ago. Pretty sure things have changed a lot in 40 years. Its ridiculous to compare them together.
    matalliam
    Someone needs to go to work on these guys with pair of pliers and a blow torch.
    stoic
    Charting on Billboard is a joke nowadays. Bands today can get a number one album by selling less than 100,000 copies compared to the several million copies you would need to sell to achieve the same position on their charts in the 60s,70s,or 80s. It's stupid to compare the two, yet I see UG do it at least once every month or two with some band I've never heard of and probably never will again. "OMFG! Manufactured Band X is going to surpass the Beatles on the charts this week!!!"
    SOAD_SoG
    Why always comparing? Can't they be unique, just when they compare them to such good bands, it comes with a big big hatred and shitstorm. If you don't wanna be hated, don't get compared to the beatles. Because I assure you, you aren't worth comparing.
    Sarrazin
    To compare these kids to The Beatles is just amateur. Music is so much different today and the way people have to get it. When The Beatles came out, you had to save up your money, walk to the record store and buy an album. Today, all these kids click a button using their parents credit card to get their music. Sad that music isn't what it used to be. Anyone can be a star now, Its a revolving door and not many of them have staying power. 5 years from now I doubt they'll be around, but The Beatles will be around for a long long time
    spiff-corgi
    kneeseb wrote: WTF?! who judged this?! clearly they never heard about Rory Gallagher!
    Wrong article?
    MR.LZZYHALE
    Trent Armitage wrote: IAmDanMan1 wrote: O don't want to live on this planet any more... Where would you want to live at than?
    Planet Metal
    conorpatt
    It's because the people stupid enough to buy One Direction albums are too dumb and ill-informed to understand piracy, such as torrenting. "guyz how does uTorent work lol?" "duno just buy it lol ur parents r loaded anywai lol"
    Kenjamin91
    Why does everyone seem that it's necessary to compare new bands to the Beatles? Just because they're one of the biggest bands doesn't mean that some of their records won't be beat. Regardless, they will still remain more influential, at least for now. And take in to account that the US population has almost doubled since 1960. Imagine how well the Beatles records would have sold if there was this population and people still bought records.
    Aays
    Look they're kids. I'm not a big fan of their stuff but someone's gotta cater to the preteen audience. You don't expect kids to listen to Burzum. Just let these guys do their thing and stop thinking about it... they aren't really being arrogant anyways. Oh, and Simon Cowell is a douche.
    King Bluesy
    quicker they explode the better, but send them some where the world doesn't care about first.
    ghost_killaz
    Not suprised, every generation has their boy band, these guys are just this generation, i remember N'STink and Backstreet Boys in my time....However they only similarty between these guys and the Beatles are maybe the chart numbers, no where near the similarities in talent. Plus if you think about it, the way they used to promote music back then and now, technology has really come a long way, its like money, back then it was 5 cents for a chocolate now its $2...catch my drift?
    GeekInThePink
    I'm not a fan, but I hope they don't actually "literally explode in America." That would be very tragic.
    HavokStrife
    I don't know what kinda shit your ass is doing over there in merry ol' England, Simon, but boy bands are out of style in America. Now we do girl bands. Like Katie Perry and shit. I don't even think teeny boppers get on Backstreet Boys anymore. Maybe if you weren't too busy making fun of people that can't sing, you'd be aware of today's music, and how god damn horrible it is.
    Evan42881
    If you look at it from a real perspective, the Beatles still outsell other bands. One Direction get their profits from Downloads, CD's and barely any Vinyl. The Beatles still win, because they only had Vinyl as a product for their career.
    TheTroy
    I hear about girls obsessing over these guys all the time, yet have never once heard one of their songs. So now I really feel it is a good time to ask: who are these guys anyway?
    KirkHammett007
    Actually when you guys talk that the music is dying you're just saying nonsense... There ARE A TON OF BANDS that still make good music.. Listen to Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Riverside and a looooot more... with those bands the GOOD music will never die.. you can't compare Led Zeppelin like the music of the past and Justin bieber as the music of today... you must compare the same category and not Pop(shit) and classic rock etc.
    )ThunderhorsE(
    foopeppers wrote: IAmDanMan1 wrote: Shor-T Zero wrote: I like this planet, they can get the hell off of it. Ahh, that's a much better plan than mine! WholeLottaIzzy wrote: I don't like the Beatles, but you'd be a fool to deny their talent. These kids, yeah they can sing okay I guess, but they're just handed the song "here, sing this". Whereas the Beatles put hours and hours of work and talent into their music and deserve to be where they are. These guys don't deserve this. Couldn't agree much more. I'm not a massive fan of The Beatles but I have the utmost respect for them and what they did for music. It's just ridiculous that a "band" like One Direction can get anywhere near to what The Beatles achieved... Agree to most of this except these guys cant even sing, cant write music. Theyre just a bunch of autotuned pretty faces aimed at daft teenage girls like my 15 YO sister.
    yeah man, my sister didn't like Dethklok so I made her drink motor oil and she got real sick.