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One Direction Set New Guinness Book Record As British Group

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By Tajha Myer-Ferreira on Tuesday 11th September 2012 Photo by FayesVision/

One Direction are set to become the first UK group since the 90s to debut at number one in the US Charts with their debut album, making a new guiness record.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' hitmakers have smashed the record last held by the Spice Girls in 1997 for the highest entry into the US album chart by a British group.

"Being the first British band to debut at number one in America with a debut album is something that we would have never even dreamt of," said One Direction.

They added, "We are incredibly proud to have this achievement included in the Guinness World Record books."

Other artists to break Guinness Records is Rihanna who is now taken the record from Black Eyed Peas for the best-selling digital act in the US with 47.57 million downloads.

'Baby' crooner Justin Bieber set a record in the famous book for being the first ever solo artist to have three number one albums in the US and UK before the age of 18.

While 'Born This Way' star, Lady Gaga made it into the book with the fastest-selling album with Born This Way managing to sell 1.1 million copies in its first week.

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