For all of you out there who still have Justin Bieber fever, I have news for you. It looks like the One Direction fans are slowly building momentum in creating the largest fan base ever on the internet!
It seems like the British boy band is destined to become one of the most successful bands of all time – even surpassing The Beatles in their success! Here’s what a storyboard on Tumblr write:
Fans’ inspiration for all of this? Four boys from small towns in the UK (and one from Ireland), who were discovered on The X Factor, manufactured by Simon Cowell, and went on to top 100 million views on YouTube, sell out two U.S. tours, and debut their first album at number one on the Billboard chart (Up All Night was Britain’s fastest-selling album of 2011). Not even the Beatles can claim that kind of instant acclaim. Incidentally, Paul McCartney says the band is “terrific” (though he warns against the Beatles comparison), and a March cover story in Billboard proclaimed that One Direction is “spearheading what could very well be the next boyband boom.” Author and music critic Steven Horowitz declares, “Not since the days of Backstreet, ‘N Sync, or 98 Degrees has a boyband crashed pop culture with such fervor.”
We can’t help but wonder, how many I’m Not Obsessed readers out there are big One Direction fans? Have any of you seen them in concert? Tell us your thoughts.
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