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One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

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"What Makes You Beautiful" is a song by English-Irish boy band One Direction. It served as their debut single and lead single from their debut studio album, Up All Night (2011). Written by Savan Kotecha and its producers, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, the song was released by Syco Records on 11 September 2011. After recording it at Cosmos Studios and Kinglet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, the band felt relieved to have a song that they were happy to release as their first single. The uptempo track makes use of the teen pop, power pop and pop rock genres, and features a prominent guitar-based chorus and riff. The middle eight consists of a "na na na" hook while the opening guitar riff is similar to that of the song "Summer Nights" from the Broadway musical and motion picture Grease. The song won the 2012 BRIT Award for Best British Single and was generally complimented by contemporary music critics, who highlighted the appeal to the teenage audience and the pop sensibility. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart after setting a Sony Music Entertainment pre-order record and selling 153,965 copies in its first week. The single also topped the Irish and Scottish Singles Charts, and reached the top ten on the Australian and New Zealand Singles Charts, Flemish Ultratop 50, Canadian Hot 100, Japan Hot 100 and the United States Billboard Hot 100. Four million copies have been sold in the US as of January 2013. The accompanying music video, directed by John Urbano, depicts One Direction spending time on a Malibu, California, beach. The clip garnered the group three MTV Video Music Awards at the 2012 ceremony and was the sixteenth most viewed YouTube video of all time by June 2014. One Direction performed the song live on televised shows, at awards ceremonies, and on two of their major concert tours: Up All Night Tour (2011-12) and Take Me Home Tour (2013). Artists including Boyce Avenue, Parade, Rita Ora, and Josh Groban have covered "What Makes You Beautiful", and it was performed on an episode of Glee, "Prom-asaurus".

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