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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Liam Payne Censors Songs


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Liam Payne has censored his lyrics for his fans.

The 'Strip That Down' hitmaker admitted he has had to think twice about some of the words and phrases he uses in his songs because he doesn't want to upset or offend anyone.

He said: ''There's been a few lyrics that have come through where I've thought, 'Hmm will that really rock with my fan base?' So I have to be kind of careful.

Continue reading: Liam Payne Censors Songs

Niall Horan Recalls One Direction's First Ever Gig As The "Worst Night Of My Life"


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About to launch his first album as a solo artist, Niall Horan has recalled that the worst night of his life was another first – the debut gig from One Direction six years ago.

In a new wide-ranging interview with the BBC, the 24 year old Irish singer revealed that 1D’s first ever live performance, in Watford Colosseum way back in December 2011, was “a disaster”.

“I never want to talk about that gig again,” Horan winced. “Worst night of my life. The worst One Direction show ever.”

Continue reading: Niall Horan Recalls One Direction's First Ever Gig As The "Worst Night Of My Life"

Niall Horan Hopes Simon Cowell Doesn't Hate Him After Quitting Record Label


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Niall Horan has risked incurring the wrath of Simon Cowell by quitting the music mogul’s record label Syco, the imprint to which his former group One Direction are signed, for a new deal on Capitol Records.

It’s a bold move for Horan, parting ways with the person who discovered him on ‘The X Factor’ all those years ago, but it’s one that other members of the group have already done in pursuit of their own solo careers over the last year or so.

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Continue reading: Niall Horan Hopes Simon Cowell Doesn't Hate Him After Quitting Record Label

Harry Styles Says His Busy Schedule Means He Hasn't Dated In A Year


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He’s been variously linked to the likes of Taylor Swift, Caroline Flack and Cara Delevingne over the years, but Harry Styles has now revealed that he hasn’t dated anybody in over a year, thanks to his hectic schedule as he prepares to launch his solo singing career.

The 23 year old One Direction singer has been comparatively quiet compared to his bandmates in the 16 months since the band officially went on their hiatus at the end of 2015. However, he revealed that virtually none of that time was spent on his love life, as he’s been too busy focussing on his solo album and his role in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming World War II epic Dunkirk.

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Continue reading: Harry Styles Says His Busy Schedule Means He Hasn't Dated In A Year

Zayn Malik Credits His Mother With Helping Him Beat Eating Disorder


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Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has spoken once again about how he beat the eating disorder he suffered from during his time with the band, revealing that it was his mother who helped him get better.

The 24 year old singer first revealed details of the disorder, which meant he would sometimes go several days without eating while 1D was on tour, plus a struggle with anxiety, in his autobiography that was released at the end of last year.

“It was a control thing,” he told The Times this week. “Every area of my life was so regimented and controlled, it was the one area where I could say, ‘No, I’m not eating that’. Once I got over the control, the eating just came back into place, super naturally.”

Continue reading: Zayn Malik Credits His Mother With Helping Him Beat Eating Disorder

Louis Tomlinson with his Mother Johannah Deakin at the Believe In Magic Cinderella Ball held at the Natural History Museum - London, United Kingdom - Monday 10th August 2015

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Louis Tomlinson, Mother Johannah Deakin and One Direction

Robbie Williams Wants U2 Collaboration


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Robbie Williams wants to collaborate with U2.

The 'Party Like A Russian' singer has revealed he would be keen to record with the 'With or Without You' hitmakers or with 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

Simon Cowell Takes Dig At Niall Horan Over Solo Single


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Simon Cowell has taken a dig at One Direction’s Niall Horan, after he failed to reach number one with his debut solo single.

Horan’s ‘This Town’ is at number nine in this week’s singles chart, while James Arthur, who is signed to Cowell’s Syco label, is at number one with 'Say You Won't Let Go'.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell has taken a cheeky swipe at Niall Horan

Continue reading: Simon Cowell Takes Dig At Niall Horan Over Solo Single

One Direction Fans Nearly Thought The Hiatus Was Over (And Freaked Out Accordingly)


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One Direction fans thought the day they’d been waiting for had finally arrived yesterday, when an update on the band’s website seemed to suggest their hiatus was over. However it appears the fan’s celebrations were a little premature and there’s still no sign of when the band will be back. But they do have some new t-shirts.

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It all started when the band’s official website added a ‘Future Events’ section, causing fans to immediately think that show announcements were imminent. Almost immediately fans on Twitter started freaking out and the hashtag #ThisIsNotTheEndOfOneDirection began trending.

Continue reading: One Direction Fans Nearly Thought The Hiatus Was Over (And Freaked Out Accordingly)

Adele's '25' Sells More Than The Next Four Best-Selling Worldwide Albums Put Together In 2015


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Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.

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Continue reading: Adele's '25' Sells More Than The Next Four Best-Selling Worldwide Albums Put Together In 2015

Watch One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Demi Lovato And More Read Mean Tweets On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'


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Everyone’s favourite ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ segment, ‘Mean Tweets’ made a comeback on Tuesday’s edition of the late night talk show and this may be the meanest one yet. The segment’s third music special featured stars including One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato, who all had to read out some of the shadiest (and funniest) comments made about them on social media.

One DirectionOne Direction were forced to confront a mean tweet on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'.

While Ed Sheeran might be enjoying huge success stateside, it seems not everyone’s a fan. The red-haired singer read out a tweet which proclaimed: ‘I can't stand this new Ed Sheeran. Like why TF are you happy on your records. You’re a f****** ginger for f**** sake’.

Continue reading: Watch One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Demi Lovato And More Read Mean Tweets On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

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

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Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and One Direction - Photographs of a variety of stars as they arrived at the 28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 at The Star hotel in Sydney, Australia - Wednesday 26th November 2014

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Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and One Direction
Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and One Direction
Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and One Direction
Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and One Direction

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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One Direction and Liam James Payne - One Direction performing live in concert during their 'Where We Are' tour at Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf - Dusseldorf, Germany - Wednesday 2nd July 2014

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