Los Angeles - It never crossed their mind a group of British teens who are members of boy band One Direction that they will successfully conquer the United States at the beginning of their careers.
But the facts say another. One Direction last week became the first British music group that put their debut album in the top of the Billboard album charts.
"Since we are here, all mad, all seem excited, this is very surprising to us, we are now with the current popularity, working hard and having fun," said one member of the band, Harry Styles, as quoted by Reuters news agency.
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Styles, aged between 18 to 21 years, joined the band as an issue of the British talent search reality show "The X Factor" in 2010 after one of the judges, Simon Cowell, said better they sang together as a band.
After a third place in the competition, their debut single entitled "What Makes You Beautiful" topped the British charts and provide a solid foundation for their album "Up All Night" - a collection of popular pop songs - entered the market the United States.
"When you're young, the United States is a great place to vacation, and now we are working here and was performing, it's crazy," said Harry.
Boy band that has become a property "hot" in the United States, not only create hundreds of young girls eagerly meet their concerts but also have millions of loyal followers on social networking.
One Direction has more than 3.9 million fans on Facebook and 2.5 million followers on Twitter, who often call themselves "Directioners".
"Up All Night" sold more than 176 thousand copies in the first week and made history in the U.S. charts.
"We will not be able to be number one without the fans. Not thank us enough for them because this is also because they are," said Louis.
One Direction, which will appear in the Kid's Choice Awards this Saturday, states have a special surprise for their fans as they sang their hit song "What Makes You Beautiful".
"We have been singing it in a variety of different events so this time we also want to make it as powerful as possible, and surprising fans with additional performances. We had a great production and we want the audience involved," said Harry.