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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

Louis Tomlinson Speaks About His Mother's Death For The First Time


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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 Johannah DeakinLouis Tomlinson with his mother, Johannah Deakin, in 2015

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One Direction Top List Of Highest Earning Celebrities In Europe


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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.

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Briana Jungwirth's Stepfather In Clash With One Direction Fan Sites


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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.

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Solo Music Coming? Liam Payne Registers New Song Title


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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.

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Louis Tomlinson Performs On 'X Factor' Just Days After Mother's Death


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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.

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Louis Tomlinson's Mother, Johannah Deakin, Has Died Aged 42 After Leukaemia Battle


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One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is in mourning following the death of his mother, Johannah Deakin, after a short battle with leukaemia at the age of 42.

“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.”

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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

Niall Horan Says One Direction Will "Definitely" Reform One Day


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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.”

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Watch Zayn Malik And Niall Horan Share An Awkward Handshake At The AMAs


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Niall Horan and his former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik shared an awkward handshake at last night’s American Music Awards, which, luckily for us, was caught on camera.

In a video shared on Twitter, Niall is seen coyly approaching Zayn as he walks past him in the audience.

Adele Named Richest British Celebrity Under 30


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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).

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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.''

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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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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

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

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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