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.
Would a permanent hiatus be the best choice for the much-loved boyband?
Fans are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the formation of British boyband One Direction, while simultaneously Tweeting #18MonthsMyAss in reference to their scheduled hiatus which they announced in 2016. They're hoping their pop heroes are getting close to an exciting reunion, but as music culture is changing, their return is certain to be an anti-climax.
One Direction at 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2015 / Photo Credit: Debby Wong/Zuma Press/PA Images
It's been two and a half years since the former X Factor group were due to reunite, in which time all four members have released their own solo albums with varying degrees of critical and commercial acclaim. But many are speculating that they may reunite for a 10th anniversary celebration. The question is: Do we really need them back?
The new show, titled 'Happy Together', is to air in the autumn of 2018 on CBS.
Called ‘Happy Together’, the new show will be broadcast on CBS and will be based on a real-life period in Styles’ life, when he lived with a friend, Ben Winston, and his wife in a house in the suburbs of London, when One Direction was in its embryonic stages.
Styles originally said he'd be moving in for just a couple of weeks, with a house he wanted to move into nearby needing some work before he started living there, according to a Rolling Stone interview with Winston last year. However, the pop star ended up sleeping on a mattress in the attic for 20 months.
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Payne also spoke about how is son Bear is gradually learning to walk, but can't yet because he's "too massive".
The 24 year old singer was speaking to German teen publication Promiflash this week, when he was asked about whether 1D would ever end their hiatus and get back together.
“You know I think [a reunion] will happen at some point in the distant future,” Payne replied. Okay, well there’s nothing concrete, but at least it's something!
Liam Payne has admitted he is careful about what he puts in his songs because he doesn't want to upset anyone with his lyrics.
Liam Payne has censored his lyrics for his fans.
The 'Strip That Down' hitmaker admitted he has had to think twice about some of the words and phrases he uses in his songs because he doesn't want to upset or offend anyone.
He said: ''There's been a few lyrics that have come through where I've thought, 'Hmm will that really rock with my fan base?' So I have to be kind of careful.
Continue reading: Liam Payne Censors Songs
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
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
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
Liam Payne , One Direction - 'Good Morning America' Summer Concert Series presents One Direction at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park at Good Morning America, Central Park - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 4th August 2015
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
One Direction and Harry Edward Styles - One Direction performing live in concert during their 'Where We Are' tour at Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf - Dusseldorf, Germany - Wednesday 2nd July 2014