Here's What Happened When One Direction Tried To Break Nicki Minaj's Vevo Record
5 November 2014, 12:58 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
One Direction vs. Nicki Minaj.
As everyone on Earth should know by now, the video for One Direction's 'Steal My Girl' premiered on October 25.
Immediately the 1D fandom went on a mission: to break Vevo's record of most views in 24 hours.
The record was previously held by Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' with 19.6 million.
Before Vevo could confirm it, Harry and Niall had already shared with the 1D fandom that the record had been broken.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles)October 27, 2014
thank you so much for breaking the #VEVORecord , insane amount of views! You guys are the best !— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial)October 27, 2014
While there's no real award or prestige to come from this achievement, the fandom still blew up with excitement and pride.
#WEBROKETHEVEVORECORD trended almost all day.
— redeemer | pls liam? (@zjmweeds)October 28, 2014
— I GOT TICKETS (@HORANTWERP)October 27, 2014
— legend k. (@crimlounal)October 27, 2014
But somewhere down the line, there was a misunderstanding.
Knock knock.. Who's there? 'A vevo record' a vevo record who? Only joking. Whoops.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles)October 30, 2014
Just found out we didn't beat the Vevo record. But thank you guys for all your effort, the views were amazing! You're legends .x— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles)October 30, 2014
Thanks for bearing with us, 1D fans. We love how passionate this fandom is! As Harry said, #StealMyGirlOnVevo did not break the 24hr record.— Vevo (@Vevo)October 30, 2014
This went down about as well as you'd expect with the fandom.
— ZAYN'S NOKIA (@5SO1DLIVE)October 31, 2014
— Harry Styles (@herostyles94)October 30, 2014
— jordy (@hazzaloveerr)October 30, 2014
Sorry Directioners, Nicki is still ruling supreme for now.
Maybe you can try again when 'Night Changes' comes out.
Looks like Nicki's still on top.