What Makes You Beautiful

2011 single by One Direction

"What Makes You Beautiful" was the first single released by the British-Irish boyband One Direction. It is from their album Up All Night (2011). It was released by Syco Records on 11 September 2011. Written by Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha and produced by Yacoub and Falk, "What Makes You Beautiful" is a teen pop song.

"What Makes You Beautiful" sold 153,965 copies in its first week.[1] In the United States, the single became the highest Billboard Hot 100 debut for a U.K. act since 1998.[2]


  1. Jones, Alan (19 September 2011). "What Makes You Beautiful becomes fastest seller of the year". Music Week. Intent Media. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  2. "Billboard - Music Charts, News, Photos & Video". Billboard.