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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

Donnie Wahlberg Urges 1D To Reform


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Donnie Wahlberg thinks One Direction need to reform before it's ''too late.''

The New Kids on the Block singer has urged the foursome - comprised of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne - to get back together as soon as possible following their extended hiatus otherwise their chances of achieving the same success they have done over the past five years will diminish dramatically.

Speaking to The Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''They were pretty great, they were all really great vocalists individually. I would love to see them reunite, they were sort of reaching heights that very few bands, let alone boybands, ever reach.

Continue reading: Donnie Wahlberg Urges 1D To Reform

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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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.”

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Liam Payne Is Set To Produce His Own Album


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Liam Payne is set to produce his own album.

The 23-year-old singer - who is known for being a member of the popular boyband One Direction alongside Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan - is in the studio working on his debut LP, which he is rumoured to be working on with DJs and other producers to educate him about producing.

Producer Digital Farm Animals - real name Nicholas Gale - teased the news to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''I've been doing a lot with Liam.

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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'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

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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.''

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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”.

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Niall Horan Is In Talks With The Rolling Stones' Producer Don Was About New Album


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Niall Horan has joined forces with The Rolling Stones' producer Don Was.

The former One Direction band member - who recently released his debut solo single 'This Town' with Capitol Records - is believed to be working with Don, who would be the ''ideal'' person to assist Horan with this career.

And it is believed Horan approached Don after a conversation with the 'Wild Horses' hitmaker.

Continue reading: Niall Horan Is In Talks With The Rolling Stones' Producer Don Was About New Album

One Direction, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles , Niall Horan - BBC Music Awards 2015 held at the Genting Arena - Arrivals - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Thursday 10th December 2015

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

Liam Payne , One Direction - Celebrities attend 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater. at Microsoft Theater, American Music Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd November 2015

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

One Direction, 1 Direction , 1D - One Direction play their final gig at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena before their year long hiatus - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 31st October 2015

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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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