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For the song by the same name, see Up All Night (song).
Up All Night
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Information
Released

November 18, 2011 (Ireland)
November 21, 2011 (UK)
March 13, 2012 (US)

Recorded

2011

Length

45:16

Label

Syco, Columbia

Singles from Up All Night (album)
  1. "What Makes You Beautiful"
    (Released: September 11, 2011)
  2. "Gotta Be You"
    (Released: November 11, 2011)
  3. "One Thing"
    (Released: January 6, 2012)
  4. "More Than This"
    (Released: May 25, 2012)
Up All Night is the debut album from One Direction. It was first released on November 2011 in Ireland and the United Kingdom through Syco Records, and was later released in North America through Columbia. It was released in various editions ranging from the standard thirteen songs to a souvenir editions with 18 tracks.

It was #1 on iTunes and broke a record when it became #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Background

After the finale of the seventh season of The X Factor, it was announced that One Direction was signed by Simon Cowell to Sony Records subsidiary Syco Music. Following the show, One Direction along with nine other contestants from the series participated in the X Factor Live Tour from February 2011 to April 2011. After the tour ended, the group began recording for their album

Recording sessions for the album took place in London, Los Angeles and Stockholm. On April 4, 2011, One Direction made an appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show where Zayn confirmed that their lead single for the album would be called "What Makes You Beautiful." The single was set to be released in June, but it was pushed back to August in order to coincide with the launch of the eighth season of The X Factor, and was then pushed back again to September.

On October 15, 2011, the group revealed the title of the album, Up All Night, after fans completed a challenge on the official website to unlock the cover and title. On October 17, 2011, the track listing was revealed. On October 21, 2011, the group revealed the artwork for the album. On November 17, 2011, One Direction previewed a few tracks from the album during a UStream session.

In November 2011, One Direction signed a record deal with Columbia Records in North America. The album was originally set for release in North America, on March 23, 2012 through Columbia Records, but was rescheduled and released one week earlier on March 13, 2012. Columbia Records released a statement saying:"due to overwhelming fan demand, their debut album will be released one week early on March 13, 2012."

Singles

Promotion

Live performances

2011
Date Event Song(s) Watch Country
September 10 Red or Black? "What Makes You Beautiful " England
October 9 Teen Awards "What Makes You Beautiful "
"Na Na Na "
November 13 The X Factor "Gotta Be You " England
November 18 Children in Need "What Makes You Beautiful "
"Gotta Be You "
December 4 Jingle Bell Ball "What Makes You Beautiful "
"Gotta Be You "
"One Thing "
December 10 The X Factor "What Makes You Beautiful "
(medley with JLS)
England
2012
Date Event Song(s) Watch Country
February 5 Dancing on Ice "What Makes You Beautiful " England
February 17 Italian Song Festival "What Makes You Beautiful " Italy
March 12 Today "What Makes You Beautiful "
"Gotta Be You "
"One Thing "
"More Than This "
United States
March 27 Musique Plus Studios "What Makes You Beautiful " Canada
March 31 Kids' Choice Awards "What Makes You Beautiful " United States

April 7

Saturday Night Live "What Makes You Beautiful "
"One Thing "

August 12

Closing Ceremony (2012 Olympics) "What Makes You Beautiful " United Kingdom
September 6 MTV Video Music Awards "One Thing " United States

Tour

Main article: Up All Night Tour

One Direction's debut headline tour, the Up All Night Tour was officially announced on September 27, 2011.

Editions

Main article: Editions of Up All Night

Aside from the standard edition, Up All Night was released in various special and deluxe editions worldwide.

Reception

Commercial perfo​rmance

Up All Night debuted in the North America charts on 21 March 2012. In the US, the album debuted at number on the Billboard, 200 selling 176,000 copies in its first week, which made One Direction the first U.K. group to debut at number one with their first album.

In Canada, the album sold 35,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number one the Canadian Albums Chart. One Direction became the first international act to enter at number one with their debut album. On 22 March 2012, it was certified platinum by Music Canada (MC) for shipments of 80,000 units.

Track listing

Standard Edition
# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "What Makes You Beautiful" Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha Yacoub , Falk 3:18
2. "Gotta Be You" Steve Mac, August Rigo Mac 4:04
3. "One Thing" Yacoub , Falk , Kotecha Yacoub , Falk 3:17
4. "More Than This" Jamie Scott Rawlings, Paul Meehan 3:48
5. "Up All Night" Kotecha , Matt Squire Squire 3:12
6. "I Wish" Yacoub , Falk , Kotecha Yacoub , Falk 3:35
7. "Tell Me A Lie" Kelly Clarkson, Tom Meredith, Sheppard Soloman Meredith, Soloman 3:15
8. "Taken" Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik Toby Gad 3:55
9. "I Want" Tom Fletcher Biffco, Howes 2:51
10. "Everything About You" Steve Robson, Wayne Hector, Styles , Payne , Tomlinson , Horan , Malik Robson 3:35
11. "Same Mistakes" Robson, Hector , Styles , Payne , Tomlinson , Horan , Malik Robson 3:37
12. "Save You Tonight" RedOne, BeatGeek, Jimmy Joker, Teddy Sky, AJ Junior, Alaina Beaton, Kotecha RedOne , BeatGeek, Jimmy Joker 3:24
13. "Stole My Heart" Scott , Meehan Rawling, Meehan 3:25

References

One Direction has sung a few songs from this album on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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