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One Direction (2010-present)
One Direction are a British boyband who appeared in the 2010 series of talent show 'The X Factor'. The band members are Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
Formation: Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik auditioned as solo singers in the seventh series of 'The X Factor'. They failed to make it through to live shows individually, and so were put together as One Direction by the judges. While they finished third, they signed to Simon Cowell's Syco Records.
Career: One Direction topped the UK charts with their debut single 'What Makes You Beautiful' in 2011 and subsequently signed with America's Columbia Records. They supported Big Time Rush during their first tour of the US, and their 2012 album 'Up All Night' became the first British group to top US charts with a debut album. During that year, they went through a courtcase (which they subsequently won) after being sued for having the same name as another band in the US.
That year the band performed their debut single at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London.
One Direction recorded their second album 'Take Me Home' in Stockholm, and released it in 2012 alongside the number one singles 'Live While We're Young' and 'Little Things', the latter of which they performed at the Royal Variety Performance.
In 2013, they released a mash-up of 'One Way or Another' and 'Teenage Kicks' for Comic Relief, during which time they went to Ghana as volunteers at a hospital.
That year their documentary movie 'One Direction: This Is Us' was released, directed by Morgan Spurlock, and became the fourth highest grossing concert movie. They also unveiled their album 'Midnight Memories' featuring lead single 'Best Song Ever'. They are the first British band to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 with its first three albums.
In 2014, they released 'One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film' and an autobiography entitled 'Who We Are', followed by their album 'Four'.
In 2015, it was announced that Zayn Malik had left the band. They later released the first single from their fifth album, 'Drag Me Down', and announced that they were planning a hiatus to explore solo career paths.
The former 1D man spoke in a new radio interview about the passing of his mum, Johannah Deakin, and his emotional performance on 'The X Factor' just days afterward.
A little over a month after the death of his mother at the tragically young age of 43, Louis Tomlinson has spoken about the matter for the first time publicly, revealing that he wanted to “throw the towel in” on his singing career but that a “stern warning” from her before her passing made him continue.
The 25 year old former One Direction star lost his mother, Johannah Deakin, to leukaemia in early December – just days before he launched his solo career with an emotional appearance on ‘The X Factor’.
Louis Tomlinson with his mother, Johannah Deakin, in 2015
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Speaks About His Mother's Death For The First Time
Despite their hiatus the boyband are still raking in the cash.
One Direction have topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities in Europe for 2016.
The boyband took the number one spot despite being on hiatus for the past year and not releasing any new material or performing live.
One Direction are the highest-paid celebrities in Europe for 2016
Continue reading: One Direction Top List Of Highest Earning Celebrities In Europe
Brett Clark, the stepfather of Louis Tomlinson's baby mama Briana, has apparently threatened to sue the owner of a number of 1D fan sites over allegedly false stories.
Briana Jungwirth, the mother of Louis Tomlinson’s baby son Freddie, is reportedly at loggerheads with a number of One Direction fan sites after her stepfather supposedly wrote letters to sites for publishing false stories about her.
TMZ reported on Thursday (December 29th) that Brett Clark, who is 23 year old Briana’s stepdad, threatened to sue the owner of a number of 1D fan sites after they allegedly published false articles concerning, among other things, Briana and her appearance, her ongoing relationship with former lover Louis, and even the paternity of their 11 month old son Freddie.
The woman in question, who is not named in the reports but who owns all of the fan sites in question, has reportedly retaliated to the letters, insisting that they are covered under the First Amendment which protects the right to free speech.
Continue reading: Briana Jungwirth's Stepfather In Clash With One Direction Fan Sites
The One Direction member has been busy working on his debut album in Los Angeles.
Liam Payne looks to be moving forward with his solo career, after registering a new song title.
A screenshot circulating on twitter, shows that Liam has registered the titled ‘Myself’ with international music rights organisation BMI and lists Grammy nominated songwriters Emily Warren, Nick Monson and Scott Harris as having worked on the tack.
Liam Payne has registered song title ‘Myself’
Continue reading: Solo Music Coming? Liam Payne Registers New Song Title
Johannah Deakin, lost her battle with leukaemia on Wednesday at the age of 42.
Louis Tomlinson delivered an emotional performance on the ‘X Factor’, Saturday night, just three days after his mother Johannah Deakin tragically passed away.
The 24-year-old was joined by DJ Steve Aoki, to perform collaboration ‘Just Hold On’, the One Direction star’s first solo single.
Louis Tomlinson and his mother Johannah Deakin
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Performs On 'X Factor' Just Days After Mother's Death
Louis' performance on 'The X Factor' this weekend, if it goes ahead, will be in tribute to his mother.
“It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016,” a statement read the following day.
“Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private.”
Horan said that it would be "ridiculous" if 1D didn't get back together in the future.
Although he recently launched his solo career, former One Direction singer Niall Horan has once again promised the band’s fans that they would “definitely” reunite in the future – although he declined to be drawn on exactly when that would be.
Speaking to Sunday People this weekend (November 27th), the 23 year old star said that it would be “ridiculous” to say that One Direction would never get back together. “We will be back. We would be silly not to.”
Niall Horan said it would be "ridiculous" if One Direction didn't reform
Continue reading: Niall Horan Says One Direction Will "Definitely" Reform One Day
The former One Direction bandmates were reunited at the ceremony, over a year after Zayn left the group.
In a video shared on Twitter, Niall is seen coyly approaching Zayn as he walks past him in the audience.
Continue reading: Watch Zayn Malik And Niall Horan Share An Awkward Handshake At The AMAs
Adele's net worth has more than doubled to £92 million in 2016, according to Heat magazine's annual list.
2016 just seems to keep delivering more great news for Adele, as it’s been revealed that she’s more than doubled her net worth to be named as the richest British celebrity under the age of 30, knocking One Direction’s band members from the top of the list.
The 28 year old singer, currently nearing the end of her extensive Adele Live 2016 tour, was ranked top of Heat magazine’s annual list with an estimated wealth of £92 million – a figure that is easily over twice as much as she was worth last year (£38 million).
Adele at the 2016 Brit Awards
Continue reading: Adele Named Richest British Celebrity Under 30
Robbie Williams has revealed he would love to collaborate with U2 or former One Direction star Niall Horan.
He said: ''I'd love to do something with U2 but if they are not available Niall will do. I think I just wrote the lyric for it.''
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Wants U2 Collaboration
One Direction and Harry Styles - The opening night of the European leg of One Direction's 'On The Road Again' tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff at Millenium Stadium - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Friday 5th June 2015
One Direction, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - 40 Principales Awards 2014 Gala at Palacio de los Deportes - Photocall - Madrid, Spain - Friday 12th December 2014
Zayn Malik of One Direction - Photographs of a wide variety of stars from the music industry as they attended the American Music Awards 2014 in which were held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 23rd November 2014
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RT @NiallOfficial: Still in shock . You guys are incredible , thank you
RT @LiamPayne: But seriously tho thank you again everybody I'm gobsmacked once again
RT @LiamPayne: Wow this is incredible we really are the greatest team the world has ever seen... when history becomes your future 🤔😱👀
RT @Harry_Styles: Thank you so much to everyone that voted for the BRIT award tonight, your support is unbelievable. Always has been. Thank…
RT @NiallOfficial: Oh my days...time and time again you guys do it for us . Payno love ya bro. @benwinston @GabeTurner73 @bigboturner @Ful…
RT @Louis_Tomlinson: Loads and loads of love !!! https://t.co/TZ3BgAiQhF
RT @BRITs: The winner of British Video at The #BRITs 2017 as voted for by you is @onedirection!! 🎉 https://t.co/y02G5t6nqZ
Happy Valentine's Day! Our special #TuesdayTrack for all the lovers out there: 'Last First Kiss'❤️✨️💋 https://t.co/Whgk1kKbwT
First #1DWeekendPlaylist update of 2016! What do you guys want to see on here? https://t.co/ADb1g2crCT
Our #TB1D this week is this lovely snap of the guys having a great time on the Late Late Show! https://t.co/zaaEdkqNwE
#TuesdayTrack: Where Do Broken Hearts Go https://t.co/5YouLMoWKY
#SundaySpin: Right Now https://t.co/sf4H0bPdHG
This week's #SaturdaySnap 📸 is this great selfie the guys took during a live performance! https://t.co/zC3dlMG4Nb
This week's #TB1D is this fun video of the magic behind some of the scenes in ''Night Changes' shoot! https://t.co/mGz8i1Bwne
#TuesdayTrack: Best Song Ever https://t.co/0DixoSaazE
Our #TB1D is the guys' amazing cover of Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney's FourFiveSeconds for @BBCR1 Live Lounge! https://t.co/PNIMPrqyC5
Today's #TuesdayTrack: Temporary Fix https://t.co/8lRZo9J61J
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