It's the group's first video to hit the milestone.
It's been more than seven years since One Direction released their breakthrough hit "What Makes You Beautiful," and now the song's video has surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube -- the group's first video to reach the milestone.
One Direction -- originally consisting of members Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan -- got their start after X Factor judge Simon Cowell put the solo competitors into a group together. "What Makes You Beautiful" was One Direction's debut single from their first album, Up All Night, and it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2012.
The corresponding music video just surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube as of Tuesday (Nov. 6), marking the boy band's first video to reach the record. Released in 2011, the video features the boys spending a day at the beach in Malibu. In 2012, the video ended up winning the group two MTV Music Video Awards -- best pop video and most share-worthy video, while they also took home the Moonman for best new artist.