Today's #TB1D is the guys performing More Than This, live from the up all night tour! https://t.co/mKFmm9ulzH
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.
Horan, who announced his first solo album 'Flicker' this week, told the BBC that 1D's first ever gig at the Watford Colosseum in 2011 was "a disaster".
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.”
Horan has quit Syco to pursue his solo career with Capitol Records.
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.
Niall Horan has quit Syco
Styles told his friend Nick Grimshaw in a Radio 1 interview that his solo album and filming 'Dunkirk' have meant he's not had time for romance.
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.
Harry Styles says he hasn't dated in over a year
Continue reading: Harry Styles Says His Busy Schedule Means He Hasn't Dated In A Year
The 24 year old star credited his mum with helping him beat the eating disorder from which he suffered during his time with 1D.
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
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
The ‘X Factor’ boss has previously been outspoken about the lack of loyalty from some One Direction members.
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 Cowell has taken a cheeky swipe at Niall Horan
Continue reading: Simon Cowell Takes Dig At Niall Horan Over Solo Single
The band’s website tricked fans into thinking they might be about to make a comeback.
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.
One Direction aren't back…yet
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.
'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
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.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
Mean Tweets is back, but is this the meanest edition yet?
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 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’.
The new single precedes their upcoming fifth album, 'Made In the A.M'.
Just under a week before they drop their new album Made in the A.M., One Direction have released new single ‘History’, which serves as an emotional goodbye to their fans before their upcoming hiatus. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, band member Liam Payne described 'History' as a "modern version" of ‘You've Got a Friend in Me’.
One Direction have just released new single, ‘History’.
"More than anything, the song is about the way the fans and everyone have created this massive thing—One Direction—over the past five years. Out of [‘History’] comes a little bit of closure for this chapter of One Direction.”
Continue reading: One Direction's 'History' Gives Band Closure After Zayn Malik Exit
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
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
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
Today's #TB1D is the guys performing More Than This, live from the up all night tour! https://t.co/mKFmm9ulzH
#SaturdaySnap 📷: Live from Dublin ☘ https://t.co/IQLIdzOrK6
#1DWeekendPlaylist has just been updated! TGIF! Who's ready to party? https://t.co/ADb1g2crCT
Today's #TB1D is the guys playing a game of dodgeball on the @latelateshow with some 'coaching' from @JKCorden 💪 https://t.co/vo7NbCMUYL
#SundaySpin: If I Could Fly https://t.co/mDTbzJPnfK
#SaturdaySnap 📸: Louis ❤️ https://t.co/B5MhkaXGF7
#TuesdayTrack: Through The Dark https://t.co/15fvhMOQjp
#SaturdaySnap 📷: Guys on Tour https://t.co/UFbpjY3hW9
This week's #TB1D is the guys playing #NeverHaveIEver on @theellenshow! 💯 https://t.co/K1LigvJK8r
Our latest #1DWeekendPlaylist additions are 'Cmon Cmon', 'Na Na Na' and 'Alive'!!! Who's ready for the weekend? https://t.co/ADb1g1UQLl
Thank you 1D Family! https://t.co/V3Fb0tZfjA
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