One Direction mania in the US - video

Published Mar 21 2012, 12:20 GMT  |  By

One Direction have released footage of the reaction they have received from US fans.

The boyband reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart this week with their debut album Up All Night.

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The achievement means the five-piece have become the first UK group to top the charts with their first studio album after selling 176,000 copies over the past week.

In celebration of being embraced by America, One Direction have released footage of their journey across the US so far.

They have been out in the States since February, travelling North America as the support act for fellow boyband Big Time Rush.

The clip sees bandmembers Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles being greeted by thousands of fans at gigs and signings all over the US.

One Direction are next scheduled to appear on Saturday Night Live on April 7.

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Watch One Direction Mania in the US below: