One Direction's new single Best Song Ever is on the verge of living up to its name, after becoming an online hit on Vevo.
The latest track by Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson has notched up over 12.3 million hits in a day within a day of its release on July 22, beating Miley Cyrus' previous record for her controversial We Can't Stop, which received 10.7 million views within the first 24 hours.
The group revealed their delight, tweeting: "Over 10.9 MILLION views and counting for the #BestSongEverOfficialVideo. Final amount coming later today! #1DFamilyAreTheBest."
Harry said: "Just got told that we broke the record? You are all incredible. You keep on surprising us... Thank youuuu." Liam added: "Caaaaant believe you amazing fans have broken the record for vevo views!!!! We owe it all to youuuuuu!! Thank you all so so muchhhhh!!!!!"
The music video for Best Song Ever sees the band members being transformed into different characters.
It also features clips from their upcoming 3D movie One Direction: This Is Us, which will be released in August.