One Direction's new single 'Live While We're Young' has become the fastest-selling pre-order single in history.
The group's new track, which they announced yesterday (August 23), has topped the pre-order charts in 40 countries including the UK, Australia, France, Spain and Brazil.
One Direction release 'Live While We're Young' on September 30 and a day later in the US and Canada.
The song was written by Savan Kotecha, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk and is described as "pop perfection - an immediate, energy packed song mixing rock undertones with smooth harmonies, about living for the moment".
The track trails their as-yet-untitled second studio album, which follows in November. The LP's credits include Dr Luke, Shellback and Toby Gad.
One Direction will begin their sold out world tour in the UK in spring 2013, including nine dates at London's O2 Arena.