TODAY | May 30, 2012
>>> about two months ago young girls packed the plaza to see one direction live in concert . and the band just gets hotter. today contributing correspondent jenna bush -hager is the envy of every tween out there. she got to sit down with the fab five. good morning.
>> that's right, matt. i may be a little old for this assignment, i did get to meet the boys of one direction. it became clear why the band known to their fans as one d is heading only in one direction and that's up. i don't know what it is i need that one thing
>> the screaming tweens and tweets. and all those swooning schoolgir schoolgirls.
>> i love them so much.
>> this is live for joen overnight sensation boy band one direction. liam, louie, harry, nial and zayn . not to be confused with that other british invasion have americans fallen so hard so fast. of all the british bands , you're the only one to debut here number one in the u.s. is it just the smile?
>> i think it's strange having that comparison when you think they didn't do that and they are such huge icons for us to do something that hasn't been done before is a massive achievement. it's amazing.
>> and it is amazing. after each member tried out individually on england's x factor . it was suggested they form a group instead. and though they came in third on the show, their prize was worth the wait. you don't know you're beautiful
>> a debut album , "up all night" and a tour that sold out shows through 2013 . and these fab five are more beatles than back street. are you comfortable with the term boy band ?
>> you're cool with it?
>> we are a boy band . but we don't necessarily follow the stereotype of the pop boy bands.
>> no dancing.
>> no dancing.
>> can you dance when the cameras are off?
>> we can scuba dive.
>> and the sprinkler.
>> oh, yeah.
>> dancing or not, the ladies love them. i drove up here and there was some very loud noises going on, screaming.
>> that was louis.
>> it sounded like a lot of 18-year-old girls. have you guys gotten used to that noise? will you ever get used to it?
>> i don't think you ever get used to it. when you're in your hotel room and it's so quiet. you get to the lobby, it's massive.
>> and in this era of social media , fans reach out to their favorites directly.
>> it's amazing. when i was a kid, i could never imagine talking to someone like will smith . can you imagine talk toggle smith. hey will? it's nice we can have contact.
>> can you feel guarded? can you be yourselves?
>> we are. people enjoy what we do because we don't, like, try to be anything else.
>> so we asked what every 13-year-old girl wants to know. who is the biggest romantic?
>> i say louis.
>> who is the shyest?
>> zayn .
>> you think it's zayn .
>> you don't seem shy at all. you've been interacting from the beginning.
>> interacting is a strong word.
>> okay. and who likes the attention the most?
>> who has girlfriends here?
>> the two romantics.
>> and the two of that you don't, would you even have time to date?
>> yeah, i think. you've had a tour. and an album and now this new book.
>> the memoir.
>> the story from each of us really, how we grew up and got together and stuff.
>> and you're writing a new album.
>> we just -- we recorded the first two chapters really. we want to make a more mour sound.
>> you are writing songs about your ladies in this album?
>> yes. one of the songs we really like actual sli -- yeah.
>> it's about a lady.
>> and speaking of ladies, by the end of the interview these boyish brits even got to me.
>> she is flirting with you quite a lot.
>> i'm married. i'm married. y'all would call me a cougar. am i a cougar? now i'm blushing. i'm not a cougar. okay. i think we're good.
>> i'm not a cougar. but as i mentioned, they are sold out shows even in 2013 . in case you missed your chance to get a ticket, you can always pick up their dvd which i got matt for you!
>> thank you.
>> thanks, jenna.