One Direction's new single "Live While We're Young" has become the fastest-selling track by a non-US artist in chart history.
It is the second record-breaker for the British band in America. Last year they became the first UK group to reach Number 1 on the Billboard chart with their debut album Up All Night.
"We're so happy with the success of the single in the USA," Niall Horan told the BBC. "We can't wait for everyone to hear our new album."
One Direction's second studio album, Take Me Home, is scheduled for release on 12 November 2012