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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

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 Reveals Donald Trump Once Kicked One Direction Out Of Hotel


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Donald Trump’s new policies have been widely denounced and criticised for being tyrannical, but they can hardly have come as a surprise to Liam Payne, who recalled a time they were on the receiving end of the new president’s wrath when One Direction were kicked out of one of his hotels – because they refused to meet his daughter!

It’s not exactly clear when this happened, but Payne said that the band and their entourage were staying in Trump’s hotel in New York City and catching up on their sleep, when a request came from on high for 1D to meet the new POTUS’s kid.

“Trump actually kicked us out of his hotel once… You wouldn’t believe it. It was about [meeting] his daughter,” he told Rollacoaster magazine in a new interview.”

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Louis Tomlinson Arrested After Altercation With Paparazzi


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One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson was placed under a ‘citizen’s arrest’ on Friday night after an altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.

The incident took place while Tomlinson was at the baggage claim with Eleanor Calder, who he dated for four years until March 2015, but was recently rumoured to have rekindled his romance with.

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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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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’.

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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'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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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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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, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson - BBC Music Awards held at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 11th December 2014

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