One Direction’s American double-delight as their album snags top two positions in US charts

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HE’S already got a UK number one under his belt.

Now Doncaster’s international pop star Louis Tomlinson and his group One Direction can add both the number one and two positions in the American album chart to their ever growing pop CV.

The five lads stormed the America albums chart when their debut release, Up All Night, hit the top slot on the US i-tunes download chart within 10 minutes.

And while the deluxe version of the album nestled at the top, the standard issue version took up the number two slot.

It is the latest highlight for the group during their US tour, who the night before their number one had performed in front of thousands of screaming fans at New York’s Rockefeller Plaza.

They were mobbed by fans as they arrived on an open-roof tour bus for a live appearance on the Today show, which marked their first performance on American television.

Louis and the other members of the group - Zayn Malik, Harry Stiles, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne and - sang three tracks. They were What Makes You Beautiful, One Thing and More Than This.

Louis, aged 20, from Bessacarr, left Hall Cross School sixth form after making his name on the X-Factor in 2010.

He originally entered as solo artist - but were formed into a group by Simon Cowell. They came third place in the competition - but signed a deal with Columbia Records and are now making a global impact.

Louis’ proud mum Johannah said: “I’m just really excited, because they really saw the US as a challenge. They have gone out there and got a great following. It is great reassurance for a mum, because as a mum you just worry about them being rejected. You always want to protect you child.’’