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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'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.”

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

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

Louis Tomlinson, Mother Johannah Deakin and One Direction
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.”

Niall HoranNiall Horan said it would be "ridiculous" if One Direction didn't reform

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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).

AdeleAdele at the 2016 Brit Awards

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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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Zayn Malik Says People Perceive Anxiety As "Weakness"


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Zayn Malik has spoken some more about his much-publicised struggles with anxiety, saying in a new interview that admitting to suffering from it is seen “like a weakness”.

The 23 year old former One Direction singer cancelled a number of scheduled high-profile live performances, such as the Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium in June, and a huge gig in Dubai in September, because of what he described as “extreme anxiety”.

Zayn Malik Gigi HadidZayn Malik and Gigi Hadid at the Met Gala 2016

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Zayn Malik Reveals Eating Disorder During His Years In One Direction


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Former One Direction star turned solo artist Zayn Malik has revealed he suffered from a “serious” eating disorder while he was in the group.

The 23 year old British-born singer is publishing his autobiography, simply titled ‘ZAYN’, on Tuesday (November 1st), and a segment of it sees him reveal the extent to which the condition affected him, with periods of up to three days at a time during which he would not eat.

This was down to the band’s hectic schedule disrupting his eating patterns, and also because of Zayn’s desire to exercise control over his situation at the expense of his weight.

Continue reading: Zayn Malik Reveals Eating Disorder During His Years In One Direction

Liam Payne Teases Fans With Solo Material


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One Direction star Liam Payne has teased solo material in what would be his first work released since the pop-starlets went on hiatus. 

The 23-year-old is the third member of the five to release solo material after Niall Horan, who himself has recently been making the headlines after admitting to having a crush on Ellie Goulding, and Zayn Malik -the latter, of course, triggering a mini-crises in the group after his departure from 1D in March 2015. 

Liam Payne and Cherly leave Salmontini, LondonLiam Payne and Cherly leave Salmontini restaurant in Belgravia, London

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Niall Horan Reveals He'd Want To Spend His Last Night On Earth With His Ex, Ellie Goulding


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Niall Horan has revealed that he would want to spend his last night on earth with his former girlfriend Ellie Goulding, in a ‘truth or dare’ game on James Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’ this week.

In fairness, he was asked to choose between only Goulding and his other former flame, Selena Gomez, during the game of ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’ he played with Corden’s other guests, Isla Fisher and Ewan McGregor. In the game, each guest was asked to reveal a deep persona truth or eat or drink some kind of revolting foodstuff.

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Continue reading: Niall Horan Reveals He'd Want To Spend His Last Night On Earth With His Ex, Ellie Goulding

Simon Cowell 'Bans' Niall Horan From Performing Solo Single On The 'X Factor'


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Don’t expect Niall Horan to make an appearance on ‘The X Factor’ anytime soon.

Simon Cowell has reportedly banned the One Direction star from performing on the ITV show, after he signed a solo record deal with a rival label.

Niall HoranNiall Horan has been banned from ‘The X Factor’ by Simon Cowell

Continue reading: Simon Cowell 'Bans' Niall Horan From Performing Solo Single On The 'X Factor'

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, Liam Payne and Niall Horan
One Direction and Liam Payne
One Direction, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan
One Direction and Niall Horan
One Direction and Harry Styles

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

Zayn Malik and One Direction

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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One Direction and Zayn Jawaad Malik
One Direction and Liam James Payne
One Direction, Liam James Payne, Louis William Tomlinson, Harry Edward Styles, Zayn Jawaad Malik and Niall James Horan
One Direction and Harry Edward Styles

Harry Styles and One Direction - One Direction, surrounded by a heavy security team shielding the band from photographers, arrive at Edinburgh Airport following their gig at Murrayfield Stadium. A large takeaway order from Nando's was delivered to the airport and taken out to the boy band's private plane for their journey south. Liam Payne's girlfriend, Sophia Smith, was also spotted with the members to catch their flight. - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Harry Styles and One Direction
Harry Styles and One Direction
Harry Styles and One Direction
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