Mar 21, 2012 10:36 AM EDT By EnStarz Staff Writer

One Direction Members Humbled, Thankful for Record Making Debut

Members of One Direction tweeted their thanks on Wednesday to fans for helping them make their album debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Members of One Direction tweeted their thanks on Wednesday  to fans for helping them make their album debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

"Up All Night," the first album by UK boyband One Direction, made history as the first album from a UK group to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

There were 176,000 copies of the album sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

 "I can't say this enough we have the best fans on the plant #DicrectionsersWorlwide ! We love you soo much,you helped us make history,love you," tweeted Niall Horan.

"I think I had a dream when I was about 6 I would get a number a #1 in America, hahaha

Band member Harry Styles also gushed about the news.

"Hi guys! This news is incredibly humbling and I feel so lucky to be part of this..Would be nowhere without you. Thank you so much!! GAAAHHH!"

The group, which also includes Zayn Malik, Liam payne, and Louis Tomlinson, has been making a concerted push in recent weeks to promote the album on high profile outlets such as the Today Show.

One direction first came to prominence in the U.K. version of the "X Factor" reality competition show.

Music mogul Simon Cowell, who signed the group to his Sony-affiliated Syco record label after the group's third place "X Factor" finish, congratulated the group

"I couldn't be happier for @onedirection, it is an incredible achievement. They deserve it. They have the best fans in the world," he tweeted.

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