British boy band One Direction has become the first UK group to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 album chart.
The band sold more than 176,000 copies of their debut album Up All Night, knocking last week's chart topper, Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball, from the top spot.
The boys came together on Britain's X Factor television talent contest in 2010 after judge Simon Cowell suggested they sing together as a band rather than on their own.
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, all aged between 18 and 21, finished in third place.
"When we got put together as a group, we couldn't imagine ourselves coming to America, let alone releasing our album here, so for us to be sitting at the top of the US album charts is unbelievable," Horan said in a statement.
The band have racked up more than 204 million views on YouTube, have 12 million followers on Twitter and 3.6 million Facebook fans.
"I couldn't be happier for One Direction, it is an incredible achievement," Cowell said.
One Direction's debut single What Makes You Beautiful won a BRIT award in February.
It has sold more than 131,000 copies this week in the US.
Their entry at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart also marks the highest singles debut from a British band since the Spice Girls' Wannabe in 1997.
"It's beyond a dream come true for us," Styles said.