Liam Payne Celebrates One Direction’s First Single Reaching 1 Billion Streams
One Direction’s debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” which they released back in 2011 following their formation on The X Factor — has reached nearly 1 billion streams. Liam Payne marked the special milestone yesterday on Instagram by sharing an alternative album cover of band’s first album, Up All Night. “Wow I just got told we’re about to make a billion streams on wmyb,” he captioned the pic.
“Never in the making of this song so early in our career did I think I would be looking at those numbers,” he continued. “What an achievement boys!” After thanking the group’s fanbase for their support and calling the song a “great soundtrack to life,” Payne concluded his post with: “Miss you boys. Lots of love me x.”