||What Makes You Beautiful
By One Direction. For piano, voice and guitar (chords only). Pop. Piano/Vocal/Guitar. 6 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music (HX.230713)
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"What Makes You Beautiful" is the debut single by British-Irish boy band One Direction, from their debut studio album Up All Night (2011). It was released as the lead single by Syco Records on 11 September 2011. The song was written by Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha and produced by Yacoub and Falk. After recording the song 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 debut single. "What Makes You Beautiful" is an uptempo song which combines pop genres teen pop, power pop and pop rock. The song contains a prominent guitar-based chorus and riff. The song received positive reviews from music critics, highlighting its appeal to the teenage audience and pop sensibility. It made its debut 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. In the U.S., the single became the highest Billboard Hot 100 debut for a UK act since 1998, when it debuted at number twenty-eight in February 2012. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. With over 5 million copies sold worldwide, it is among the best-selling singles of all time.