One Direction, the latest boy band out of Britain already have a No. 1 hit on the U.S. charts and took the Kids Choice Awards by storm last night and brought the crowd to their feet.
The Irish and British lads, culled from Simon Cowell’s UK show “X-Factor,” sang their hit “What Makes you Beautiful.”
The group, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, is making its first foray to the United States and the excitement almost matches the arrival of The Beatles in 1964.
The Beatles launched what became known as “The British Invasion,” marking the arrival of a whole new wave of British groups like the Rolling Stones, The Animals and the Herman’s Hermits. The invasion sent many popular U.S. groups to the sidelines.
The music brought the audience to its feet, including First Lady Michelle Obama and kids Sasha and Malia Obama.
Katy Perry, Ashley Tisdale and Victoria Justice were also groovin’ on the kids. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez also danced and knew the words to their song.
The debut single was released last September and hit No. 1 on the UK charts. Their debut album, Up All Night, was release a month later and was the fastest selling debut album on the UK Albums Chart. Up All Night debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Charts.
The band already has two million Twitter followers.
One Direction members have already landed their own show on Nickelodon. Check out their performance below.