One Direction Breaks Six Guinness World Records — With Zayn Malik’s Help

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One Direction Guiness World Records 2015

By Shari Weiss |

One Direction Guiness World Records 2015

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One Direction has broken not one, not two, or even just three world records. Try six! The boy band will be featured in the 2016 Guinness World Record book for six different accomplishments in music and social media, Gossip Cop confirms.

And while Zayn Malik may no longer be part of the group, the records set largely date back to his time with Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan. In fact, Malik was still working with the guys when they were presented with one of their Guinness certificates last year (see photo above). Here’s what they’ll be sharing credit for:

According to the company’s calculations, One Direction holds the record for “Most Popular Dance Game Track” after the “What Makes You Beautiful” routine for Just Dance 4 racked up 40,351,368 views as of April 28, 2015. The group has also been certified for “Most Subscribers For A Band On YouTube” (15,812,273 on OneDirectionVEVO as of May 3) and “Most Followers On Twitter For A Music Group” (23,393,106). One Direction also holds the title for “Highest Debut By U.K. Group On U.S. Singles Chart” after “What Makes You Beautiful” ranked number three.

The last two records should already be known by any devoted Directioner. With Up All Night, Take Me Home, Midnight Memories, and Four, they are the “First Group to Debut At No. 1 With Their First Four Albums” in the U.S. And they’re also the “First U.K. Group To Debut At No. 1 In U.S. With Debut Album.”

With One Direction set to go on hiatus early next year, it remains to be seen what records they’ll break in the remaining time… and without Malik. The new Guinness World Record book will be released on September 10. TELL US: What do you think of One Direction’s records?


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