The wait is over! One Direction‘s much-anticipated first album, ‘Up All Night’ was released in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday (March 13) to much fanfare and frenzy. Band members Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles are shown here signing CDs for lucky fans at J&R Music World in New York City.
And the demand for ‘Up All Night’ is fierce – at one mall in Texas an estimated 3,000 people showed up to buy the CD and nab a wristband that would ensure entry into a future meet-and-greet with the boy banders. Police were called and several people were hospitalized after a stampede that ensued after the store opened its doors.
It looks like sales are certainly living up to the hype – both the regular and the deluxe versions of the album have rocketed to the top two spots on iTunes in the U.S. and Canada in the first day of release.