One Direction's song What Makes You Beautiful hit 1 billion views on YouTube. That’s right…1 Billion! The video came out August 19, 2011 which means that, on average, WMYB has been viewed more than 380,000 times per day since it’s release date.
The music video was directed by John Urbano. In 2012, the video won two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Pop Video and Most Share-Worthy Video, and earned the group the award for Best New Artist.
John Urbano said that while Louis Tomlinson was driving as part of the video, he kept getting pulled over by the California Highway Patrol. John told Fuse.tv:
"The cops were saying 'Hold on,' and I'm telling them to go. Literally, they came up and they were screaming at us and they walked away and we all laughed inside the car."
Louis was driving too slow while they were being filmed. John continued, "I was like, 'Look guys, we have to pay attention to them because if they shut us down, we can't use the highway'."
Congrats to Louis and the boys on this huge accomplishment!