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

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


April - October 2011






Syco, Columbia

Singles from Up All Night (album)
  1. "What Makes You Beautiful"
    (Released: August 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.


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."



Live performances

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)
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


Main article: Up All Night Tour

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


Main article: Editions of Up All Night

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


Commercial perfo​rmance

Up All Night debuted in the North America charts on March 21, 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 March 22, 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

Additional Credits

(Credits taken from AllMusic and Up All Night's liner notes.)

Chart Performance

Weekly Charts

Chart (2011 - 2013) Peak


Argentine Albums Chart 4
Australian Albums Chart 1
Austrian Albums Chart 18
Belgian Flanders Albums Chart 7
Belgian Wallonia Albums Chart 27
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 6
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Croatian Albums Chart 1
Czech Albums Chart 12
Danish Albums Chart 5
Dutch Albums Chart 7
Finnish Albums Chart 4
French Albums Chart 15
German Albums Chart 16
Greek Albums Chart 7
Hungarian Albums Chart 6
Irish Albums Chart 1
Italian Albums Chart 1
Japanese Albums Chart 6
Mexican Albums Chart 1
New Zealand Albums Chart 1
Norwegian Albums Chart 9
Polish Albums Chart 6
Portuguese Albums Chart 3
Scottish Albums Chart 2
South African Albums Chart 1
Spanish Albums Chart 4
Swedish Albums Chart 1
Swiss Albums Chart 18
Taiwanese Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart 2
US Billboard 200 1

Year-End Charts

Chart (2011) Peak


Australian Albums Chart 47
Irish Albums Chart 10
New Zealand Albums Chart 17
UK Albums Chart 16
Chart (2012) Peak


Australian Albums Chart 2
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 17
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 68
Dutch Albums Chart 37
Finnish Albums Chart 51
Hungarian Albums Chart 34
Irish Albums Chart 8
Italian Albums Chart 12
Mexican Albums Chart 1
New Zealand Albums Chart 3
Spanish Albums Chart 22
Swedish Albums Chart 29
Swiss Albums Chart 55
UK Albums Chart 15
US Billboard 200 5
Chart (2013) Peak


Australian Albums Chart 50
Irish Albums Chart 13
Italian Albums Chart 59
Japanese Albums Chart 52
Mexican Albums Chart 12
Chart (2014) Peak


Italian Albums Chart 80


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


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