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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.
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.
Cheryl’s healthier appearance in the new L’Oreal ad has caused some fans to jump to conclusions.
One Direction fans seem to have gone into meltdown mode over speculation that Cheryl could be pregnant with Liam Payne’s baby. The rumours started when Cheryl’s new L’Oreal campaign was revealed earlier this week, showing her change in appearance.
Zayn is working with TV producer Dick Wolf on a drama for NBC about life in a boyband.
Simon Cowell has reacted to the news that former One Direction member Zayn Malik is moving into television with his own boyband-inspired drama. The music mogul said Zayn ‘should have come to him with the idea’ first, instead of collaborating with Hollywood producer Dick Wolf.
Simon Cowell thinks Zayn should be working with him on his boyband-inspired TV show
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Cowell said: "Nothing surprises me anymore. I think he should have come to me with it, if I'm being honest with you.” Back in 2010 Cowell formed One Direction on ‘The X Factor’ and he managed the band’s career until their hiatus earlier this year.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Walsh claimed that 1D's career is "over" and that any reunion is at least a decade away.
Prepare yourselves for some bad news, Directioners…
The 64 year old Irish pop mogul, who was a judge on ‘The X Factor’ when 1D were discovered back in 2010 and who is returning to the ITV singing contest this year, gave an interview to The Telegraph on Thursday (August 25th) and said that it was extremely unlikely that the band would get back together after their hiatus, as they had promised fans.
Continue reading: Louis Walsh Says One Direction Won't Get Back Together For Ten Years
The former One Direction member is putting his experiences in the boyband to good use with a new TV series.
Ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik is reportedly developing a television series in the US about life in a boyband. According to reports, Zayn will serve as executive producer on the series and will draw on his own experiences to advise scriptwriters.
Zayn Malik is moving into television
A source told The Sun: “This is a big deal for Zayn. He has been keen to get stuck into different projects outside of music and this is the perfect move. It’s a subject he knows lots about and he will call upon his experiences to advise the scriptwriters on the show.”
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Is Developing A TV Series About Boyband Life
Horan is rumoured to be about to sign a solo record deal with Sony, who also own Cowell's Syco imprint.
Niall Horan has been the quietest of the One Direction boys since the band announced its hiatus at the end of 2015, but a new interview with the band’s mentor Simon Cowell suggests that he might be preparing a solo career in the very near future.
People magazine spoke to the Syco music mogul on Wednesday (July 27th), and in it he praised the “loyalty” of the remaining 1D members by name – except Liam Payne, strangely – and intimated that it would soon be Horan’s turn to launch a solo career. Reports also indicate that it will be Sony (part of the same group as Syco) with whom the 22 year old singer will be inking a deal.
Niall Horan at the SoccerAid charity match in June 2016
Payne recently signed a solo deal with Capitol Records, whose owner Universal is a rival of Sony.
They’ve only been on hiatus for a few months, but it appears Simon Cowell is already having trouble remembering the names of all the One Direction boys. Speaking at an ‘America's Got Talent’ press conference, Cowell failed to mention member Liam Payne while he was praising the loyalty of the boyband.
Has Simon Cowell forgotten about Liam Payne already?
When asked about the band Cowell said: "We're in touch with them. The great thing about all these boys - well not all of them but most of them - they are incredibly loyal and you don't always expect that. Niall, Harry, Louis - amazing.”
Payne is now the third One Direction member to sign a solo contract.
One Direction’s Liam Payne has announced he’s signed a solo deal with Capitol Records, once again causing fans to worry about the boyband’s future. Liam follows former member Zayn Malik in going solo, as well as Harry Styles who also reportedly signed a deal earlier this year.
Liam Payne has inked a solo deal with Capitol Records.
He said in a statement: "I'm really happy to have signed to such a prestigious label as Capitol Records UK. Capitol Records has an amazing history stretching right back before even Frank Sinatra and I'm really looking forward to becoming part of their story.”
Continue reading: Liam Payne Officially Begins Solo Career As He Signs Record Deal
Horan is the cover star of the new edition of Today's Golfer, and revealed he used to play golf to escape the stresses of 1D on tour.
While his bandmates are variously looking after babies and launching solo careers during the group’s hiatus, One Direction’s Niall Horan has been enjoying life outside the band in a rather more low-key way. He’s just scored his first non-1D-related magazine cover – for Today’s Golfer, of all things!
The 22 year old performer is the cover star of the latest issue of the golfing magazine, and in a feature interview reveals that he used to play the sport regularly while on tour with One Direction in order to escape the stresses of being in the world’s most popular boyband.
The boyband beat out the likes of Adele, Ed Sheeran and Little Mix to win a public vote to win Best Live Act at the 2016 O2 Silver Clef Awards.
One Direction scored a surprise by beating the likes of Ed Sheeran and Adele to win the Best Live Act prize at the O2 Silver Clef Awards for the second time in their career – despite currently being on hiatus.
The British boyband won more than 60% of votes in the public poll – the only award of the evening to be decided by a public vote – to beat out the massively popular Adele, Ed Sheeran and Little Mix who have all held huge tours in 2016. Adele has been sweeping the board at pretty much every music awards ceremony since she released 25 last November, while Ed Sheeran’s huge stadium concerts last summer ranked as some of the most well-received in recent memory.
One Direction at the BBC Music Awards in December 2015
Continue reading: One Direction Shock Adele And Ed Sheeran To Win At Silver Clef Awards
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