One Direction Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

10th March 2017

Fact: Ariana Grande has tied with One Direction for the most number one hits ever on the U.S. Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in America. Her tune Everyday went from number 35 to number one in the 18 March (17) dated list, which reflects social media activity in the week ending 5 March - thanks to the release of the song's music video on 26 February - giving Ariana her seventh number one.

29th January 2017

Quote: "There's time for that. Nobody knows when. I think we're enjoying a bit of time to ourselves, exploring our own solo things." Louis Tomlinson reveals he and his fellow One Direction bandmates are too busy with their solo careers to concentrate on reuniting just yet.

9th December 2016

Tweet: "Very sad news . Louis I love you mate and I'm / all of us are here for you all the way . You're (sic) mum was an incredible person . Thinking of you and your family .love from my family to yours.." Niall Horan sends his love to his One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson, who is mourning the death of his mother. Johannah Deakin, 43, died in the early hours of Wednesday morning (07Dec16) following a battle with a "very aggressive" form of leukaemia. The news was made public on Friday (09Dec16).

29th August 2016

Tweet: "Happy birthday @liampayne !! Miss your scent..." Niall Horan sends a cheeky message to his One Direction bandmate Liam Payne as he turns 23, suggesting the birthday boy smells bad by adding the poop emoji to his post.

13th June 2016

Fact: One Direction star Liam Payne made his relationship with British pop star Cheryl official on Sunday (12Jun16) by taking her as his date to his sister Ruth's wedding. The 22-year-old began dating the 32-year-old former The X Factor judge, previously known by her married name Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, in February (16), after they reportedly became an item in December (15). They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Global Gift Gala in Paris, France last month (May16), and on Sunday, Cheryl wore a low-key grey maxi dress as she joined the Payne family to celebrate Ruth's nuptials to Thomas Gibbins in her beau's native Wolverhampton, England.

23rd May 2016

Tweet: "Wow. Wow wow thanks so much everyone for the Billboard award I don't understand how we even win stuff anymore." Liam Payne is surprised One Direction continue to score awards during their hiatus. They won the Top Duo/Group prize at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (22May16).

6th March 2016

Tweet: "Sad to see Conor like that. he's a champion and he'll be back stronger than ever. Sounds cliche but it is mcgregor we're talking about". One Direction star Niall Horan is among the UFC fans shocked by Conor MCGregor's Saturday night (05Mar16) loss to Nate Diaz. The Irish sportsman wasn't the only big name to suffer a shocking upset this weekend - Holly Holm, the Australian who handed Ronda Rousey her first defeat in November (15), lost the women's bantamweight title to Miesha Tate.

8th February 2016

Quote: "We're looking forward to having a look at the talent across Great Britain and Ireland, and particularly Northern Ireland. I've got a lot of good friends in Northern Ireland so the Modest Management team will definitely be on the lookout for new talent." One Direction star Niall Horan confirms he is setting up a golf management agency.

22nd January 2016

Fact: Zayn Malik is set to make his first TV appearance since his split from One Direction on British programme The Graham Norton Show on 29 January (16). The singer, who split from the boyband in March last year (15), is set to talk about his solo music. Guests also include Will Smith, Ryan Reynolds and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

6th December 2015

Quote: "I'm going to try and give up smoking, which is hard, but I do want to. I want to. It's about time. Need to grow up now." One Direction star Liam Payne, 22, is hoping to quit his nicotine addiction during the band's upcoming hiatus.

6th December 2015

Quote: "He's got it going on. I know him, he comes to see me in lots of shows. And yeah, I can see the influence. But I don't say anything to him, I just tell him he looks nice. I like him. He's very decent." Sir Mick Jagger is a big fan of One Direction star Harry Styles' wardrobe choices.

4th December 2015

Quote: "One of my grandchildren is here. Dylan, she's nine, and Harry was so kind and spent about 20 minutes talking to her. It was really great. He was so nice, and then she came over and I said, 'What did he say?' And she says, 'What's a pre-nup?' No, he was great with her. She's excited." Veteran comedian Billy Crystal jokes about introducing his young granddaughter to her pop idol, One Direction's Harry Styles, on Thursday (03Dec15), when they were among the guests on America's The Late Late Show with James Corden.

3rd December 2015

Fact: Justin Bieber has been presented with a bronze trophy in the shape of a table tennis paddle to celebrate his new single streaming record on web platform Spotify for What Do You Mean? The pop star achieved 21 million streams of his comeback single within five days in September (15), beating a record previously held by One Direction for Drag Me Down. The paddle design was chosen as a nod to his recent ping pong match with Spotify boss Daniel Ek.

16th November 2015

Fact: One Direction paid tribute to the victims of Friday's (13Nov15) deadly terror attacks in Paris by asking fans to join them in observing one minute of silence prior to their concert in London on Saturday (14Nov15). The pop stars then kicked off their intimate London Sessions show in association with Apple Music for a group of fans who were flown in from all over the world.

13th November 2015

Fact: One Direction will shut down Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles next week (beg16Nov15) for a free concert that will air on late-night TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (19Nov15). Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift have previously closed off the famous street for free Kimmel shows.

12th November 2015

Fact: One Direction performed acoustic cover of Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul MCCartney's hit track FourFiveSeconds and Natalie Imbruglia's Torn during a BBC radio performance on Thursday (12Nov15).

27th October 2015

Fact: Boyband One Direction will perform their song Perfect at the 2015 American Music Awards, which will be held at the Los Angeles Theatre on 22 November (15). Other performers include Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez, who will also host the ceremony.

23rd October 2015

Fact: Sir Elton John and One Direction are to headline London's Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall next month (Nov15). The big show, which will also feature performances from Kylie Minogue, Ricky Martin, The Corrs, Josh Groban and Kacey Musgraves, will take place on the same day as the release of One Direction's new album. Prince Harry will attend the show.

17th September 2015

Quote: "I've never heard One Direction and I never will... There have always been artists who are controlled by some svengali character in the background... You make a band and then you promote them and some strike a chord with a whole generation of eight-year-olds and they become hugely important in financial terms because they sell a lot of tickets for a couple of years and then they're gone." Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters explains the boyband phenomenon.

6th September 2015

Quote: "I'm not very daring, I'm all about a gentle game of golf. I'm actually quite boring and probably the worst pop star that ever walked the planet." One Direction star Niall Horan doesn't think he's adventurous enough to be a top pop star.

2nd September 2015

Fact: Stars including Madonna, KIM KARDASHIAN, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham and former One Direction member Zayn Malik have shared their favourite 'selfies' on new covers for America's Interview magazine. The images were taken for the publication's #ME issue, which highlights powerful people on the Internet.

27th August 2015

Fact: One Direction have picked up MTV's Hottest Summer Superstar Award for the third year in a row. More than 94 million fans gave the boy band the edge in an online poll. Justin Bieber came a close second, while Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Demi Lovato also led voting.

21st August 2015

Fact: One Direction have shot their latest video for the hit song DRAG ME DOWN at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The pop stars were given access to T-38 aircraft jets astronauts typically use for training, high altitude research aircraft, a Space Exploration Vehicle rover, the Partial Gravity Simulator and a replica of the International Space Station. The video launched online on Friday (21Aug15).

18th August 2015

Fact: One Direction, Pharrell Williams and FLORENCE + THE MACHINE are headlining the Apple Music Festival in London in September (15). Fans can apply for free tickets to the annual event, formerly known as the iTunes Festival, via an Apple Music ballot. The festival is set to run at London's Roundhouse venue 19-28 September (15).

11th August 2015

Quote: "The reaction to Drag Me Down has been incredible. When we dropped the single we knew we had a good song, but we didn't expect such a huge reaction. We definitely didn't think it would become the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year! Again, we need to thank our amazing fans around the world for their constant, unconditional support." One Direction star Niall Horan and his bandmates are stunned by the success of their first single without Zayn Malik. The track debuted at number three on America's Billboard Hot 100 on Monday (10Aug15).

7th August 2015

Tweet: "I like One Direction's new song Drag Me Down. It's incredible." Former ONE DIRECTION star Zayn Malik's ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards reveals her favourite summer tune is the boy band's new track. News of the pop stars' split surfaced on Monday (03Aug15), two years after the Little Mix star and Malik became engaged.

3rd August 2015

Quote: "Don't get me wrong, it was a different dynamic at first and I think that's just another challenge and another adjustment that we've had to make. I think we've done that and I think we've proved that with this single. We always made a habit of sharing out the vocals anyway so we just said to ourselves we've got to make this work and I think we did." One Direction star Louis Tomlinson hopes the band's new single Drag Me Down proves they can operate as a four-piece without departed member Zayn Malik.

31st July 2015

Fact: British pop stars One Direction have delighted fans by sharing their first new single following Zayn Malik's departure in March (15). The boy band released Drag Me Down online on Friday (31Jul15).

22nd July 2015

Tweet: "We have been a band for five years and it is impossible to thank anyone enough for all the support they have given us over this time... All the crew that we have been so lucky to work with, and everyone who is behind the scenes, we thank you for everything that you do. To you who support us, in any way, thank you. We wouldn't be here without you. You did this and we thank you for having us. All the love." Harry Styles celebrated the fifth anniversary of One Direction's formation on Wednesday (22Jul15) by sharing his gratitude to everyone who has supported them over the years. He and his bandmates were first introduced as a group on U.K.'s The X Factor in 2010.

21st July 2015

Fact: Liam Payne is One Direction's top gay pin-up, according to a new British poll. The singer beat his bandmates to come in third in a new Attitude magazine survey. Harry Styles came in at 80 on the Hot 100, while Louis Tomlinson clocked in at number 85 and Niall Horan was 87th.

13th July 2015

Fact: Little Mix star Perrie Edwards celebrated turning 22 on Friday (10Jul15) by enjoying a candlelit dinner with her fiancee, former One Direction star Zayn Malik. As well as dining out, the British pop star went for a ride on a quad bike, which was reportedly a gift from Malik.

12th July 2015

Tweet: "Yessssssssssss !!!!! Get innnnnn! Congratulations @DjokerNole." One Direction's Niall Horan celebrates Novak Djokovic's men's final win over Roger Federer to defend his Wimbledon title at the 2015 London tennis tournament.

6th July 2015

Tweet: "Very sad to hear of the passing of Julie, very nice lady! Condolences are with Simon and his family at this time..." One Direction star Niall Horan sends his best wishes to mentor SIMON COWELL as he mourns the loss of his mother.

3rd July 2015

Fact: One Direction have launched their first fragrance without former bandmember Zayn Malik and dropped the singer's image from the product's packaging. The pop star, who quit the boyband earlier this year (15), has been removed from the box of the group's new perfume Between Us, which now only features pictures of the four remaining members, with a large black band emblazoned with the group's name covering one side where Malik's profile would reportedly have been placed. The new fragrance is set for release next month (Aug15).

16th June 2015

Fact: One Direction star Liam Payne has appeared in a comedy sketch with Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray for United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF). Payne plays a member of the UNICEF tennis team alongside comedian Jack Whitehall and British broadcaster Clare Balding. They are coached by Murray, but plot to fire him from the job because he is too tough.

7th June 2015

Fact: Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has dyed his hair bright green. He showed off his new look in a picture posted online by his fiancee, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

2nd June 2015

Quote: "I can't understand why he (Zayn Malik) would do it (quit) because they've only got, at most, five years left. He should just stand at the back, smoke weed and get laid. But he should get himself a good accountant." Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is convinced Malik should have stuck it out in One Direction because he is convinced the boyband's end is near. Malik walked out on the group in March (15), claiming he wanted to be a "normal" 22 year old.

29th May 2015

Fact: The young stars of boyband One Direction have dressed up as old men for a new Coca-Cola commercial.

15th May 2015

Fact: One Direction formed a dodgeball team with comedian James Corden for a skit on his American chat show The Late Late Show on Thursday (14May15). Corden's Angels played their first televised game on the programme against the all-female Ball Busters. The Ball Busters won the match two games to one.

15th May 2015

Quote: "You get the best sleep in these beds... It's nice just to have the bus, that's my home, I'm a secret gypsy. That's the way I roll." One Direction star Louis Tomlinson prefers life on the band's tour bus to checking into swanky hotel rooms.

5th May 2015

Fact: One Direction will make their first U.S. appearance as a four-piece on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, which will be broadcast on 14 May (15). Liam Payne has alerted fans to expect "a few surprises" during the group's first U.S. talk show interview without Zayn Malik, who quit the group in March (15).

3rd May 2015

Tweet: "To be fair to Mayweather, a lot of people don't like him but, he just gave a tactical masterclass tonight, doesn't have a mark on his face." One Direction star Niall Horan was left impressed by boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr's big win against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday night (02May15).

30th April 2015

Quote: "As long as he's happy that should be the only thing people care about. You don't want to force someone to be unhappy just to keep other people happy." Ed Sheeran is convinced Zayn Malik made the right decision by quitting One Direction.

27th March 2015

Fact: TITANIC star Billy Zane poked fun at the fact he shares a similar name to former One Direction member Zayn Malik in a new video for Funny Or Die. In the clip, the 49-year-old actor thanks teenage fans who have been incessantly tweeting about him and expressing their undying love online, but pointed out that they are spelling his name wrong. Malik announced his departure from the boy band on Wednesday (25Mar15).

26th March 2015

Tweet: "Been a mad few days and your support has been incredible as per usual! This in turn spurs us on to make the best music we possibly can... You are the best fans in the world and you deserve nothing less from us!" Niall Horan promises fans One Direction will continue to work hard as a four-piece after Zayn Malik quit the group on Wednesday (25Mar15).

25th March 2015

Tweet: "Who do I send my resume to to apply for the opening in One Direction?" Glee star Kevin McHale jokes about joining ONE DIRECTION following Zayn Malik's departure. The actor/singer was once a member of U.S. boy band NLT.

11th March 2015

Fact: A team of British comedians including JACK DEE, VIC REEVES and PATRICK KIELTY will poke fun at One Direction during the Comic Relief telethon by dressing up as the boyband and performing their hit Best Song Ever under the name No Direction. The team will sing and dance live at the London Palladium during the event, which will be broadcast in the U.K. on Friday (13Mar15). The real five-piece will introduce the performance via video message.

15th January 2015

Fact: A plaque dedicated to One Direction has been removed from a pier in Somerset, England after fans kept writing tributes beside it. The boyband filmed their music promo for You And I at the pier last year (14).

29th December 2014

Tweet: "Thank you to Mullingar Golf Club for making me an honorary life member! What a nice touch! I've been a member of the club since I was 12/13 and to be awarded with this now is just incredible! Really much appreciated!" One Direction star Niall Horan is overwhelmed with the honour from his hometown golf club in Ireland.

23rd December 2014

Fact: One Direction joined U.S. Tv host Jimmy Fallon on his talk show The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon on Monday (22Dec14) to perform a unique version of holiday song Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The boyband and Fallon's house band The Roots performed the tune using nothing but makeshift instruments found in a school classroom instruments. The comedian previously staged a similar singalong with Mariah Carey.

19th December 2014

Quote: "I'd like to do some ice skating again as well. I'm not very good at ice skating, but I'll give it a whirl." One Direction star Harry Styles is hoping to hit the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink in New York during his weekend in the city. The pop singer and his band will be the musical guests on this weekend's (20Dec14) Saturday Night Live, which is staged nearby.

30th November 2014

Tweet: "RIP Phil Hughes. What an incredibly sad day. Thinking of him and his family." One Direction star Harry Styles remembers the Australian cricketer, who died last week (ends28Nov14) after suffering a blow to the head from a cricket ball during a match.

24th November 2014

Fact: Singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg returned to the American Music Awards on Sunday (23Nov14) with his new wife Jenny McCarthy to co-present the honour for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, 24 years after he originally won the prize with his band New Kids On The Block. The 2014 accolade went to boyband One Direction for their last album, Midnight Memories.

21st November 2014

Quote: "I know nothing about the rumour but I don't know anything about the roses. I think it might have been someone else and I may have falsely taken (the credit)." One Direction star Harry Styles dismisses reports suggesting he sent ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift 1,989 red roses to congratulate her on the success of her new album 1989.

21st November 2014

Quote: "I've forgotten a couple of times... Sometimes you'll be caught reading someone's sign and you'll start to sing what's on the sign." One Direction star Liam Payne admits he is likely to get distracted during a show.

21st November 2014

Fact: One Direction posed for their weirdest 'selfie' during an appearance on U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show on Thursday (20Nov14) as the host made them wear hats, tiaras and feather boas, while holding kittens and "the world's cutest dog". The boy band was also joined by a pony dressed up as a unicorn, a baby, and twin child ballerinas. Kimmel posted the shot as #cutestselfieever.

20th November 2014

Fact: One Direction's U.S. fans have been given another Christmas treat - the boy band will perform on the last Saturday Night Live of 2014. They will provide the music for the Christmas episode of the comedy sketch show, which Amy Adams will host, on 20 December (14) - three days before their very first U.S. primetime special airs on 23 December (14).

19th November 2014

Quote: "When the idea of the video was put to us, to be honest we didn't really understand it because the video had nothing to do with the song. The video was quite crazy. So if you think Danny DeVito is random, then it kinda suits what happens in the video in general." One Direction star Niall Horan is still baffled by the bizarre party in the desert they staged for their Steal My Girl music video.

12th November 2014

Fact: One Direction will front their own Tv holiday special, which will air in the U.S. two days before Christmas (25Dec14). The group's newly-announced festive show is linked to a new deal with network bosses at NBC. The boy band will perform on the network's Today show live in New York on 17 November (14) - the day of the release of their new album Four.

11th November 2014

Fact: One Direction will debut their upcoming single Night Changes live from the set of British soap opera Eastenders during U.K. charity telethon Children In Need on Friday (16Nov14). The boyband will perform inside the show's landmark The Queen Vic pub.

5th November 2014

Fact: Pop stars One Direction were given melons featuring embossed pictures of their faces during an interview on U.K. Tv show This Morning on Wednesday (05Nov14).

29th October 2014

Fact: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson appeared to be arrested on Tuesday (28Oct14) when he was spotted being placed into the back of a police van. However, he was actually filming a scene for the band's latest video in London's Hyde Park.

24th October 2014

Fact: One Direction will be the star turn at a brand new showbusiness awards ceremony launched by the Bbc. Corporation bosses announced in June (14) that they will celebrate the best artists in pop over the previous year with the Bbc Music Awards. The boyband has since been unvieled as one of the headliners, alongside Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and Paloma Faith, who will all take the stage at the inaugural bash in London in December (14).

15th October 2014

Fact: The spot where One Direction star Harry Styles threw up on U.S. Route 101 near Calabasas, California on Sunday (12Oct14) has been memorialised by a devotee. Gabrielle Meredith has created a shrine to the singer to commemorate the place he vomited in. A banner over the 'hurl of fame' reads: "Harry Styles threw-up here 10-12-14"

11th September 2014

Fact: One Direction have another huge hit on their hands - the song they offered to fans for free on Monday (08Sep14) has been downloaded from their website over one million times. The boy band offered up Fireproof for 24 hours while announcing the title and release date of their fourth album, Four, and devotees jumped at the chance to check it out. Record company insiders at Columbia claim 1.1 million downloads of Fireproof were generated in the 24-hour span, worldwide.

8th September 2014

Fact: Boyband One Direction have confirmed their new album will be called Four, and they have released a free track on their website for fans. The group's fourth record is due for release later this year (14).

8th September 2014

Fact: One Direction star Niall Horan gathered his friends for an early 21st birthday celebration at Shoreditch House in London on Saturday (06Sep14). Among the guests at the bash were Horan's bandmate Louis Tomlinson and his girlfriend Eleanor Calder, actor James Corden, singer Conor Maynard, and Tv presenter Laura Whitmore. Horan's official birthday isn't until 13 September (14).

13th August 2014

Fact: Pop star Ariana Grande has confirmed her collaboration with One Direction singer Harry Styles on her upcoming album. Grande told Australian radio host Kent 'Smallzy' Small that the pair worked on a love song called A Little Bit Of Your Heart. It will appear on My Everything, which is released later this month (Aug14).

7th August 2014

Quote: "His feet used to smell but now they don't. I think it's because he's started wearing socks now. He's started to cover it up a little more." One Direction star Niall Horan reveals bandmate Louis Tomlinson has stinky feet.

25th July 2014

Quote: "Music is my hobby and my job... I tricked out a vintage Airstream (trailer) into a studio." One Direction star Ryan Tedder loves to work on new music on the road between gigs.

23rd July 2014

Tweet: "Wow! Can't believe it! 4 years ago today we were out (put) together! Crazy how time flies but it also feels like it was years and years ago! I can honestly say, thank you all so much, every one of you, from all over the world! Your support is absolutely incredible." Niall Horan praises One Direction fans as the group celebrates its fourth anniversary. The boyband was created during the 2010 series of The X Factor U.K.

23rd July 2014

Fact: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Lorde are among the list of pop stars scheduled to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September (14). Other acts announced include Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Usher and Ariana Grande.

29th May 2014

Quote: "Woah there's some pretty weird s**t going on Atm (at the moment) everyone just calm down and don't do anything stupid cuz u (sic) can't take it back. I know some people are having a laugh and that's all well and good but some people will take this s**t serious so I suggest we stop." One Direction star Liam Payne appeals for calm ahead of the band's gig in Sunderland, England on Wednesday (28May14) as the fallout from Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson's 'dope' smoking scandal intensifies.

26th May 2014

Fact: One Direction star Niall Horan was joined by his bandmates Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson at a celebrity soccer match on Monday (26May14). Horan, who will not compete due to injury, set up the event to raise funds for autism charities Irish Autism Action and U.K. Hearts And Minds Challenge. The stars will be joined by Rod Stewart, British singer Olly Murs, and former professional soccer players for the event in Leicester, England.

25th May 2014

Tweet: "Just saw Harry Styles having hair extensions put in." Lily Allen exposes the One Direction heartthrob's pre-gig style preparations as she tweets her backstage adventures from Radio 1's Big Weekend festival.

25th May 2014

Fact: One Direction's Liam Payne suffered an embarrassing onstage mishap on Friday night (23May14) when he fell over mid-performance. The Story Of My Life singers were performing at the Croke Park stadium in Dublin, Ireland when Payne lost his footing and fell backwards.

20th May 2014

Fact: One Direction have extended their current world tour to include countries such as Australia, South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand, among others. The new dates will keep the boyband on the road until next spring (Apr15).

19th May 2014

Quote: "People have been saying that a lot recently. It's probably the most flattering thing anybody can say... I don't think anyone can match him but I'll take it. If it all packs in, at least I'll have a job as a lookalike!" One Direction star Liam Payne is flattered by comparisons to soccer legend David Beckham.

25th April 2014

Tweet: "Guys! May I ask you to keep the noise down please! All of our crew are tired! and we have a big day tomorrow! Don't want to sound angry!" One Direction star Niall Horan pleads with fans outside his hotel in Bogota, Colombia to let him sleep before the group's Where We Are stadium tour kicks off on Friday (25Apr14).

11th April 2014

Fact: A lucky One Direction fan was given a shock when she received a voicemail message from pop idol Harry Styles. Ellie Fitzgerald-Payne's parents were staying at a London hotel during a vacation when they bumped into the singer in the elevator and asked him to call their die-hard fan daughter. The 18-year-old was unable to answer the phone but was thrilled when she discovered she had a message from the pop star.

24th March 2014

Tweet: "Just seen on twitter people think I'm fat? now I've never been called that before nice, on my way to mcdonalds then I'm off to fat camp." One Direction star Liam Payne laughs off criticism of his weight.

24th March 2014

Fact: British supergroup McBusted have been tapped as the opening act for One Direction stadium show at Paris' Stade De France on 21 June (14). The Story of My Life hitmakers will play two shows in France's capital as part of the European leg of their Where We Are stadium tour.

14th March 2014

Fact: Robin Thicke, One Direction, Ariana Grande, newsman Larry King, Bret Michaels and Enrique Iglesias have given Jason DeRulo a little star support by lip syncing their way through his new hit Talk Dirty for a viral music video. DeRulo also appears in the video, as does his girlfriend Jordin Sparks.

28th February 2014

Fact: Following the success of One Direction's first fragrance, Our Moment, the boy band has announced a follow-up scent called That Moment. Our Moment was released last November (13), and racked up over $100 million (£60 million) in pre-sale orders at U.S. department store MACy's, where it was exclusively sold.

27th February 2014

Fact: One Direction star Harry Styles was named the Villain of the Year at London's NME Awards on Wednesday (26Feb14). The boyband singer beat Miley Cyrus and Russian President Vladimir Putin to claim the rock ceremony's shameful title for a second consecutive year.

19th February 2014

Fact: Actress Kristen Wiig channelled One Direction frontman Harry Styles on U.S. late night show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (18Feb14), when she performed his song What Makes You Beautiful while dressed like the pop star for an hilarious interview.

14th February 2014

Quote: "I can get quite soppy when it comes to girls, especially when I really like them... Touring is so hard and it's difficult to get to know someone in a day. You don't get enough time to meet somebody and say, 'I really like you. Do you want to come on the road for a bit?' We're rarely anywhere for even two days at the moment." One Direction star Harry Styles finds it difficult to maintain a relationship due to his band's hectic schedule. The 20 year old has been linked to Kim Kardashian's younger half-sister Kendall Jenner over the past few months.

11th February 2014

Quote: "I think there's something in the works, a possible Tv show. We're going to be talking about that in the next couple of weeks." Pop stars One Direction are in talks to front their own reality show, according to their mentor Simon Cowell.

10th January 2014

Quote: "The girls have turned to One Direction, and it's like they don't care about dad anymore. My four-year-old's going, 'Daddy, I like Harry.' And I'm like, 'Well, I'm gonna punch Harry in the nose when I see him.' She pulls out pictures of him, and she's hiding pictures in the room, and I pretend that I'm gonna rip them up and I get jealous. But if I see that little prick, he's gonna get it." Mark Wahlberg jokes about his daughters' obsession with One Direction's Harry Styles.

18th December 2013

Fact: Boyband One Direction have launched their own brand of spectacles at British retailer Vision Express. Each pair of glasses in the range, which is aimed at girls aged six to 11, will be named after one of the bandmembers or one of their songs. Prices for the frames start at $60 (£40).

12th December 2013

Quote: "I would like to say a big thank you to One Direction as without them you would all be eating sausage rolls tonight." Music mogul Simon Cowell thanks the British boy band, who are signed to his record label Syco, for helping to fund a lavish Beverly Hills garden party to welcome pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman to his family.

12th December 2013

Fact: Superstar boy band One Direction are taking a trip down to Sesame Street. The fivesome recently filmed a scene on the children's programme with an all-puppet cast.

2nd December 2013

Tweet: "Thank you so much to everyone who bought the album, you're incredible. And we are nothing without you, I am very very happy today." One Direction star Harry Styles thanks fans for taking the group's new album to the top of the U.K. charts.

2nd December 2013

Quote: "They realise the responsibility they have as role models, and they've handled themselves with dignity and class. They're not throwing strops or having attitudes and trying to be too cool for school. Cool is as cool does. I only wish I could handle myself the same way. I didn't get famous 'til I was 26 and I still behaved like I was 13 years old." Singer Michael Buble praises British boyband One Direction for the way they handle fame.

2nd December 2013

Quote: "We had gone out to dinner, and by the time we had left the restaurant, there was a mob of high-school kids outside. There was a panel that blocked part of the window and they were jumping up trying to look... I'm a 46-year-old version of One Direction. All five of them packed into one middle-aged guy." Actor Will Ferrell compares himself to boyband One Direction.

2nd December 2013

Fact: One Direction were named the Best International Artist on Sunday (01Dec13) at the annual Australian Recording Industry Association (Aria) Awards. The group saw off competition from nine other artists, including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Pink, Michael Buble and Mumford & Sons.

29th November 2013

Fact: One Direction have donated a toy box filled with signed merchandise to a Scottish children's cancer ward for the second consecutive year. The box of Christmas treats, which also includes concert tickets, is said to be worth around $30,000 (£20,000).

27th November 2013

Tweet: "Love the Doughnuts and Latkes. Just never understood the point of a dreidel." One Direction star Harry Styles marks the start of the Chanukah by revealing his confusion over the food linked to the Jewish holiday.

25th November 2013

Quote: "I'm single, but no one ever knows that. There was a picture of me the other day with my 'secret girlfriend'. I didn't see it, but my mum rang up because they'd used a photo of me and Gemma (his sister). She's not my girlfriend!" One Direction hunk Harry Styles laughs off rumours about his dating life.

25th November 2013

Quote: "When I think about it, I do start to worry about this whole social media thing. I've seen documentaries about kids just staring at screens all day long, living through Twitter. It does make me uncomfortable; kids should be out living their lives, getting out, enjoying themselves. There are lots of times when I think about signing off from Twitter completely, because you feel you ought to stop feeding the machine.' One Direction singer Liam Payne on the impact of social media on his young fans. The band has over 16 million followers on, while Payne's personal account boasts over 14 million.

24th November 2013

Quote: "Eventually they probably will split and up and maybe want to have their own careers. The choice is theirs, and we've got the opportunity to do both. But from what I hear, they're really enjoying what they're doing and we don't feel there's anything seriously wrong here. They're getting more time off and I hope they stay a band for a long time." Music mogul Simon Cowell has warned One Direction's young fans the boyband are unlikely to be together forever.

20th November 2013

Tweet: "I hate the paps!! Just got dragged to the floor by some idiot with a camera! could have seen the fans aswell (sic), but they messed it all up!" One Direction star Niall Horan was not impressed with the boy band's latest greeting in Los Angeles, where photographers hurled abuse at the pop stars and then created chaos at the airport as an army of fans looked on.

19th November 2013

Tweet: "Not even joking 1direction (sic) are on my flight... First class too the little s**ts (only joking)." British pop star Lily Allen was surprised to find herself on the same flight as boyband One Direction as she left a London airport on Tuesday (19Nov13). She posted a picture of the singers waiting in line to board the jet.

14th November 2013

Tweet: "My sister graduated today. She's all clever and that." One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles played a proud brother on Wednesday (13Nov13) as he watched his sister, Gemma Styles, graduate from Sheffield Hallam University in England.

16th October 2013

Quote: "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the most beautiful woman in the world, probably. It's her face." One Direction star Harry Styles confesses his celebrity crush.

14th October 2013

Fact: British pop star Olly Murs has been confirmed as the support act for One Direction on the band's upcoming Japanese tour. The singer is set to open two of the gigs at Tokyo's Makuhari Messe in November (13).

13th October 2013

Quote: "We do have a really good laugh if we're in a stupid mood. Once we jokingly decided to attack Paul, our tour manager. I was naked and thought it would be a quick fight but it took forever so I was stuck in a naked headlock for about ten minutes." One Direction star Harry Styles reveals how a prank her played on his tour manager went wrong.

23rd September 2013

Fact: A new song by One Direction called Diana has appeared online. The track is believed to be from the boyband's upcoming album Midnight Memories, which is due for release in November (13).

13th September 2013

Fact: British pop star Harry Styles shunned his luxury lifestyle on Thursday night (12Sep13) in favour of taking public transport. The One Direction hunk was photographed on the London Underground as he headed by train to Sir Elton John's iTunes Festival gig at the city's Roundhouse venue. He hit headlines at the show after the veteran rock icon cursed at the crowd for booing Styles.

9th September 2013

Quote: "They are a great British pop band. I just hope they are getting good money because they are working b**dy hard." Sir Elton John hopes the members of One Direction are being properly compensated for their success.

6th September 2013

Fact: Pop stars One Direction are set to release their third album in two years this November (13). The boyband announced plans for the new project, Midnight Memories, in a video clip posted on its page on Friday (06Sep13).

27th August 2013

Quote: "We've never been a band that has lied about having girlfriends. If people have been gone out with before, we've always said that we have. So it wasn't like a thing that we kept back on purpose. Harry Styles of One Direction on why there was no mention of girlfriends in their movie This Is Us.

27th August 2013

Quote: "I'm not sure myself yet, so I won't be able to tell you." Zayn Malik of One Direction does not know when he will tie the knot with Perrie Edwards. The couple became engaged earlier this month (Aug13).

25th August 2013

Tweet: "Met the best guitarist of our generation last night, unbelievable musician, great guy! After (performing) Gravity he walked over handed me this, legend! One of those moments." One Direction star Niall Horan is left star-struck after John Mayer presented him with an autographed guitar at a gig on Saturday (24Aug13).

23rd August 2013

Quote: "I stole soap from his bathroom. My friend told me, 'You have to take something.' So I apologise." One Direction star Harry Styles confesses to stealing from Johnny Depp when he visited the actor's mansion.

21st August 2013

Fact: An optimistic One Direction fan wore a wedding dress and veil to the premiere of the band's new documentary film in London on Tuesday night (20Aug13).

21st August 2013

Tweet: "Everyone who made yesterday happen thank you so much. It was so surreal, can't believe it. Greatest feeling ever, a strange one... But great." One Direction star Harry Styles thanks fans for turning out in London for the premiere of the band's documentary film.

21st August 2013

Quote: "We had done about 10 or 11 but got in trouble and had to remove some so it was getting a bit expensive." Niall Horan admits One Direction had to quit their tradition of leaving behind graffiti at each of their concert venues after being hit with sky-high cleaning bills.

19th August 2013

Quote: "My mum doesn't notice new ones unless they're on my hands. She was like, 'Oh what are you doing them on your hands for? What is it going to look like when you get married? No more on your hands please'." One Direction star Harry Styles admits his mother hates his tattoos.

19th August 2013

Tweet: "Great last few days V Festival! It was incredible! Wish I could have stayed there for another week! Although I didn't bring enough boxers." One Direction star Niall Horan had a fun time attending Britain's Virgin Media V Festival in Chelmsford, England over the weekend (17-18Aug13).

16th August 2013

Quote: "I like nice people. If I dated a girl, and she was a fan, surely it would be a bonus." One Direction star Harry Styles would have no problem dating a fan.

16th August 2013

Quote: "I strategically pick my bunk so it's away from the back room. It gets messy there because of Louis (Tomlinson) and Zayn (Malik) - they leave their clothes and shoes everywhere!" Pop star Liam Payne tries to stay away from his untidy One Direction bandmates on the group's tour bus.

15th August 2013

Quote: "We haven't actually got a rider. We never actually sat there and made one. They bring us the stuff they think we like. We're not really that diva." One Direction star Liam Payne insists they never make demands for their backstage dressing room while on promotional gigs.

15th August 2013

Tweet: "Oh yeah! Went dentist (sic) today and got the braces off my bottom teeth! I'm officially brace free!" One Direction star Niall Horan is celebrating after finally getting his braces removed.

13th August 2013

Tweet: "Big love to derby county for sending me this seasons (sic) home shirt! It's lovely!" One Direction star Niall Horan receives a special delivery from bosses at his favourite soccer team, England's Derby County Football Club. He shared a photo of his new jersey, personalised with his last name on the back, with fans online on Tuesday (13Aug13).

11th August 2013

Tweet: "Thank you to every member of our crew. The shows don't happen without you. And the bits in between wouldn't be as funny. Thank you." One Direction star Harry Styles expresses his thanks to tour staff after wrapping up the North American leg of their world trek in Los Angeles on Saturday (10Aug13).

9th August 2013

Tweet: "Gutted I didn't get to meet Beckham yesterday". One Direction star Louis Tomlinson missed out on a backstage visit from soccer superstar David Beckham after he took his four children to attend the boyband's concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday (07Aug13).

7th August 2013

Fact: Rocker BRET MICHAELS made his daughters Raine and Jorja's boyband dreams come true recently by organising a special meet-and-greet with the stars of One Direction during their ongoing U.S. tour. The Poison frontman shared a photo of the get together on his page on Wednesday (07Aug13) and added, "Thank you to @onedirection... for treating Raine & Jorja so great & being a class act."

6th August 2013

Fact: British singer Ed Sheeran enjoyed a night out with One Direction star Harry Styles on Monday (05Aug13). He posted a picture of himself posing with Styles on his page. Styles was recently rumoured to have split from Sheeran's friend and tour mate Taylor Swift.

27th July 2013

Quote: "Mums are the ones you have to watch out for. There have been a few incidents in meet-and-greets in America when you've been stood next to a mum and she puts her hand on your bum discreetly, doesn't say a word about it and just walks off." One Direction star Liam Payne claims to have been groped by older women during the band's ongoing U.S. tour.

26th July 2013

Fact: Pop stars One Direction have put their name to a new make-up and nail polish collection. Bosses at MUA Cosmetics in London are set to release the Little Things range of beauty products, which includes nail polish, blush, lip gloss, lipstick and lip balms. The products feature One Direction-inspired names and are expected to go on sale later this year (13).

23rd July 2013

Tweet: "An American reporter just said on tv, 'They just look like a normal happy family, Kate, the baby and Charles.' Have a word." One Direction star Harry Styles is left unimpressed by the U.S. news coverage of the new royal baby's arrival after one reporter mixed up the father, Prince William, and the grandfather, Prince Charles.

22nd July 2013

Fact: Pop star Zayn Malik has dressed up in drag to play a sexy secretary in One Direction's video for new single Best Song Ever. The boys all donned different disguises in the promo, posing as a geek, a studio executive, a camp choreographer, and an old businessman.

17th July 2013

Tweet: "Congrats Greg and Denise! Wohoooo! I've got a nephew! Cutest kid ever!" One Direction star Niall Horan has become an uncle for the first time after his older brother Greg welcomed a baby boy.

15th July 2013

Quote: "He is so cute but he needs a good wash and to get to bed early. That's what I'm going to tweet him: 'Harry, off to bed.'" Australian singer-turned-Tv star Dannii Minogue is adamant One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles is in dire need of a bath and an early night.

15th July 2013

Quote: "We wrote with Harry. It was a lot of fun. He's a real dude actually. We've no idea if those songs will make it yet, though. It's a long process. It's great to work with other people - it's good to flex the muscle." Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody reveals he has teamed up with One Direction star Harry Styles in the studio to write songs for the pop band's next album.

4th July 2013

Quote: "The lads are like puppies - they're adorable! They've all got this little sparkle in their eye." Model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a fan of the boys of One Direction after recently joining them for a Glamour magazine photoshoot.

4th July 2013

Tweet: "This dude Johny Chestnut (sic) just ate 69 hotdogs in 10 minutes. I had 1 burrito in that time and I'm full." One Direction star Harry Styles is in awe of professional competitive eater Joey Chestnut after he broke his own record by gobbling down 69 hot dogs in New York's annual Fourth of July contest.

4th July 2013

Tweet: "Rubbish as usual". British pop star Gary Barlow dismisses rumours suggesting he is writing songs with One Direction's Harry Styles.

3rd July 2013

Fact: One Direction have raced to the top of another chart - this time for their new movie trailer. The teaser for the boy band's One Direction: This Is Us film, which arrives in cinemas at the end of next month (Aug13), has landed 6.8 million views in its first week online - 2.5 million more than second placed Despicable Me 2.

27th June 2013

Tweet: "congratulations to my cousin Haley! Just had a baby girl ciara ! delighted !" One Direction star Niall Horan celebrates a new addition to his family.

14th June 2013

Tweet: "Thank you so much for last night Ft Lauderdale (sic). You were the perfect way to start the tour, hope you had fun. Thanks or (for) having us." One Direction star Harry Styles thanked fans for turning out as the boy band kicked off its massive U.S. tour in Florida on Thursday night (13Jun13).

13th June 2013

Fact: One Direction star Harry Styles has paid tribute to George Michael in tattoo form after getting lyrics from the Wham! legend's hit track Careless Whisper inked on his ankles.

11th June 2013

Fact: One Direction singer Zayn Malik is sporting a new tattoo - the star now has a large image of a wolf inked on his leg.

6th June 2013

Tweet: "We worked hard to get it smelling just right, and very excited to announce that it will be called Our Moment!" One Direction star Niall Horan reveals the name of the boyband's first fragrance.

4th June 2013

Tweet: "Came in last night! Jumped on my bed and broke it! So had to sleep on the couch! Not the best nights (sic) sleep I've ever had! No innuendos." One Direction star Niall Horan has suffered a mishap at home.

23rd May 2013

Fact: One Direction stars Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne joined their soccer heroes at Spanish club Real Madrid for a training session on Thursday (23May13).

20th May 2013

Tweet: "Wow! Wake up and find out that we've won 3 billboard awards! Can't believe it! Thank you so much best fans ever! Love you soo much xxxxxxx." One Direction star Niall Horan received some good news on Monday (20May13). The boyband missed out on the Billboard Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas as they are currently on tour.

17th May 2013

Tweet: "Louis Tomlinson the sickness you had is contagious! glands like snooker balls!" Niall Horan blames his One Direction bandmate for making him ill.

16th May 2013

Tweet: "So excited about having announced the first legs of the stadium tour. So looking forward to announcing more dates soon!!!!!!!" Irish singer Niall Horan is overjoyed about One Direction's 2014 worldwide stadium tour, which was announced on Thursday (16May13).

13th May 2013

Fact: One Direction surprised fans during their concert in Berlin, Germany on Saturday (11May13) by tackling Celine Dion's classic Titanic theme tune My Heart Will Go On. After the performance, they confessed, "We didn't know the words and still got away with it. We did it for you."

4th April 2013

Tweet: "Thanks to the girl who gave me some unnamed potato snacks while we're stuck in traffic." One Direction star Harry Styles receives a tasty gift from a fan during a traffic jam in the U.K.

3rd April 2013

Tweet: "Morning! This is it! I'm goin to the dentist! I think this is my last hour with braces! Oh how I'm gona miss them! Naaaaaaat! (sic)" One Direction star Niall Horan is excited to unveil his new smile.

2nd April 2013

Quote: "Niall understands girls the least. You generally understand girls a little more if you've grown up around them." Liam Payne is convinced his One Direction bandmate Niall Horan has the least luck with the ladies because he doesn't have a sister.

28th March 2013

Tweet: "Can't believe it has been 3 years since my first audition ! Wow, I'm truly blessed and thank you all for everything". Louis Tomlinson remembers The X Factor audition which put him on the path to becoming a member of British/Irish boy band One Direction.

19th March 2013

Tweet: "guyssss (sic) so proud to announce that our upcoming movie is officially titled 'This Is Us'! Cant wait for you guys to see itttt!! (sic)" One Direction star Liam Payne reveals the name of the boyband's upcoming concert movie.

12th March 2013

Tweet: "Thanks fellas. All good over here. Much appreciated." Justin Bieber thanks One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson for sending him messages of support during his troubled trip to Britain.

10th March 2013

Fact: One Direction star Harry Styles has added to his growing tattoo collection - he's had a large butterfly inked onto his toned torso. It's the pop hunk's latest piece of skin art - he also has a large black heart and a ship on his arms and two birds drawn on his chest.

18th February 2013

Quote: "Oh it's fine. She's a great performer and she's always good on the stage... she's done it for a long time. She knows what she's doing on stage. It was just another good Taylor Swift performance. It was good." One Direction hunk Harry Styles shrugs off reports his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift mocked his British accent while performing her hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together at the Grammy Awards earlier this month (Feb13).

17th February 2013

Fact: One Direction star Harry Styles made one lucky fan's 18th birthday a night to remember after showing up at her party in Manchester, England, on Friday (15Feb13). The hunk sang Happy Birthday to Olivia MCKee, daughter of British entrepreneur Noel MCKee, and even gave her a kiss on the cheek at the private bash.

16th February 2013

Tweet: "Just to let ya (sic) know... as I always get asked... the braces are coming off 3rd of April forever!" One Direction star Niall Horan is looking forward to having his dental braces removed this spring (13).

7th February 2013

Quote: "I'm probably going to be with my friends or rehearsing... I'll be like, working on the lighting rig and, like, the lighting cues." Taylor Swift, who recently split from One Direction hunk Harry Styles, has no big romance plans for St. Valentine's Day (14Feb13).

31st January 2013

Quote: "Simon (Cowell) hasn't said anything but our mums have been like 'maybe you're getting a bit too much.'" One Direction star Zayn Malik admits the bandmates' mothers are concerned about the singers' penchant for tattoos.

10th January 2013

Tweet: "I'm not in hospital ! Where do these rumours start! Please don't believe any of the rumours u here (sic)". One Direction star Niall Horan dismisses a random online claim.

10th January 2013

Fact: One Direction were early winners at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (09Jan13) - the boy band picked up the Favorite Song prize for What Makes You Beautiful on the red carpet 45 minutes before the ceremony started. The Brits weren't at the event but gave a gracious acceptance speech in a video message during the pre-show coverage online.

31st December 2012

Quote: "The last text I got from Louis was, 'Can I have Britney's autograph?' I got it for him." Simon Cowell was pestered by One Direction star Louis Tomlinson for Britney Spears' signature.

31st December 2012

Quote: "I like them. Fair play to them. Why not, man? They haven't got a f**king clue either. I met them at the Olympics and their heads were up their a**es, but they're harmless." Rocker Liam Gallagher has warmed to boyband One Direction.

19th December 2012

Fact: One Direction star Harry Styles has added a new piece of skin art to his collection - a ship on his left arm. The British pop hunk headed to West Hollywood's Shamrock Tattoo Parlor on Tuesday (18Dec12) for the inking session and was supported by his rumoured girlfriend Taylor Swift.

16th December 2012

Quote: "I remember the flight over here when we first came to America when we were supporting Big Time Rush, we were delighted we even had that opportunity. We said, 'Let's give it a go'. I remember we said as a band we would be really, really happy with a top 20 album... but the fans were chanting our names. They knew the words to the songs off the album that wasn't even out in America." One Direction star Louis Tomlinson recalls the band's debut in America as if it were yesterday. The Brits have been named Billboard magazine's Top New Artist of 2012.

16th December 2012

Quote: "We don't dance because we can't dance. Our shows, production-wise, are always quite minimal. We always try and keep it more about us having fun and stay away from gimmicks." One Direction star Louis Tomlinson on the boy band's limitations onstage.

1st December 2012

Quote: "Taylor honestly couldn't be a sweeter person. She's genuinely nice and extremely talented and she deserves everything she has." One Direction star Harry Styles fuels rumours he is dating singer Taylor Swift.

28th November 2012

Quote: "Zayn Malik is my favourite. My friend said me and him have matching hair. He's my favourite. I think he's the cutest. Yeah, I do know who they are." Singer/actress Miley Cyrus singles out her favourite member of One Direction.

28th November 2012

Quote: "These guys are a bit more flexible than us." One Direction star Zayn Malik on the boy band's new dolls.

22nd November 2012

Quote: "That one actually wasn't one of (them) we were supposed to be recording. We went in to record a different one of his... and then (they) played it to us in the session when we were supposed to record something else and we said, 'Alright, we want to record that now.'" Singer Harry Styles reveals to that British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran initially had no intention of giving One Direction the ballad Little Things.

16th November 2012

Quote: "I lost a shoe in Paris (France) and that made world news." One Direction star Liam Payne is amazed by what make the headlines.

14th November 2012

Quote: "She's so hot that I'm too scared to approach her!" One Direction star Zayn Malik is intimidated by Rihanna's sexiness.

14th November 2012

Fact: British/Irish boyband One Direction are following Justin Bieber and Katy Perry onto the big screen - they're set to release their first 3D concert film next summer (Aug13).

13th November 2012

Tweet: "Thank you all soo much for comin out to see us today! And camping for days in the cold! Dedication from our fans is incredible". One Direction star Niall Horan is grateful for the huge fan turnout for their early morning concert in New York for America's Today show on Tuesday (13Nov12).

13th November 2012

Tweet: "Soooo... I went to download our album this morning. And my card got declined. Hahaha!!" Pop star Harry Styles hits a stumbling block as he attempts to buy One Direction's latest album.

9th November 2012

Quote: "I did get some new tattoos! I got two swallows on my chest. I like that kind of style of tattoos, like the old sailor kind of tattoos. They symbolise traveling, and we travel a lot! It hurt... Anyone who says tattoos don't hurt is a liar." One Direction star Harry Styles has added to his growing body art collection with two bird designs on his chest.

1st November 2012

Fact: One Direction, Kylie Minogue, Alicia Keys, Girls Aloud and Rod Stewart are among the acts who will perform for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance on 19 November (12). Funnyman David Walliams will host the charity event at London's Royal Albert Hall.

30th October 2012

Quote: "We want to be like Take That or Gary Barlow - take 10 years out and then come back." Pop star Niall Horan is eyeing a lengthy career for his band One Direction, complete with breaks away from the spotlight.

25th October 2012

Fact: One Direction have added an odd new member to the group - American football star Drew Brees. The unlikely collaborators have teamed up for a new Tv commercial for beverage giant Pepsi, in which the New Orleans Saints quarterback accepts an offer to join the British-Irish boyband, renamed 1Db, in exchange for giving up the last can of Pepsi to singer Harry Styles.

23rd October 2012

Fact: One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan has donated a pair of his Calvin Klein underwear as a competition prize to British magazine Now.

9th October 2012

Quote: "He has a lot of great qualities. He knows I have a little crush on him, and we enjoy having dinner when we get the chance. We speak and message all the time. I don't want a relationship over Skype; we are both in a place where we feel zero pressure to rush. We share the philosophy that the right one is worth waiting for." Singer/actress Demi Lovato is taking it slow with her crush, One Direction hunk Niall Horan.

3rd October 2012

Quote: "Having three sisters, I was used to being around a lot of girls all the time. So to be around lads all the time is really new. When I first got with the boys, Niall would fart all the time and I wasn't used to that. Before I knew it I was just farting away with them, just letting myself go." Singer Zayn Malik on hitting the road with One Direction.

2nd October 2012

Quote: "Zayn Malik gets his tattoos for special things. When we got our first number one hit I bought myself a Breitling watch. I bought a Hublot (watch) the day before we did the Olympics so they are all little special things to remember. One day if I ever have a son, he will get them. He's the winner really." LIAM PAYNE splashes out on expensive watches to mark One Direction's career milestones.

7th September 2012

Quote: "It's just so surreal to see yourself in a plastic box. When we first got to see them, it was great... but it was a bit strange." One Direction star Harry Styles on the boy band's new Hasbro doll line, which will be released in stores in time for Christmas (12).

7th September 2012

Fact: British boy band One Direction have picked up their first MTV Video Music Award. The group's What Makes You Beautiful promo was voted the Most Share-Worthy Video minutes before the prizegiving ceremony began in Los Angeles with a medley performance by Rihanna, who wowed fans when she ran into the audience to sing the opening verse of her We Found Love hit.

3rd September 2012

Quote: "I think our goal for 10 years down the line should be to sell a single in outer space and be the first band to do so. I want aliens to buy our music. It is worth a shot and is obtainable." One Direction star Niall Horan eyes out-of-this-world success for the band.

24th August 2012

Quote: "I can see a cute girl in the audience and get distracted by that. It's nice to have someone who catches your eye in the audience and catches your attention, because then you can kind of sing to her and perform to her a little bit!" One Direction star Zayn Malik sometimes gets distracted by a cute girl in the crowd.

20th August 2012

Quote: "I've passed my theory but haven't passed the actual driving test yet. The other boys have bought amazing sports cars so I don't want to let the side down and buy a Corsa or something. I'm thinking a vintage Mustang." One Direction star Liam Payne is eyeing a classic motor when he gains his driving licence.

19th August 2012

Fact: Boy band One Direction were forced to flee the Vip area at Britain's V Festival on Saturday (18Aug12) after being bombarded by female fans. Singer Liam Payne was the only member of the group who decided to remain in the special section after his pals left.

17th August 2012

Fact: One Direction star Zayn Malik has shown off a new tattoo - he has the word 'Zap!' inked onto his right forearm.

17th August 2012

Quote: "I'm not bothered about what we get before or after shows as long as our room is comfortable. If I can sleep well, then everything is going to be OK. To me, after any day, I just want the biggest, most comfortable bed in our hotel. It is one of the best things about being in the band - getting nice hotel rooms." One Direction star Zayn Malik cherishes his sleep.

16th August 2012

Quote: "The fun part is the chase, so if you speak to me, play a bit hard to get. I think it's attractive when someone turns you down. You don't want someone to say yes straight away, do you?" One Direction hunk Harry Styles dishes out his top tips to women hoping to date him.

15th August 2012

Fact: One Direction hunk Harry Styles showed off his sense of humour on a day out in a London park last week (ends12Aug12) by donning an all-in-one suit with body muscles printed on it - giving the impression his skin had been stripped.

13th August 2012

Quote: "They're amazing... They've got really good hair." Joe Jonas is a fan of boy band One Direction.

12th August 2012

Fact: One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has sold his Porsche Boxster sports car for $48,480 (£30,300) on auction website

27th July 2012

Tweet: "Feel like I'm hangin (sic) with a 13 year old girl when I have sleepovers with gays! Weve (we've) spent an hour stalking Zayn (Malik) from @onedirection but gotta admit I love every second of it." Singer/actress Miley Cyrus has become a fan of British boyband One Direction after a fun sleepover.

24th July 2012

Tweet: "Can't believe yesterday was two years since we've been together. Thank you guys for everything you've done for us since then. We love you." One Direction star Harry Styles thanks fans for their support following the second anniversary of their formation on The X Factor. The band got together on the show on 23 July, 2010.

16th July 2012

Quote: "It's funny following the One Direction phenomenon and what's happening with Harry Styles. Apparently he 'loves' a cougar - who turns out to be a woman aged 32. I just about qualify. I mean, I still feel a bit like a 17-year-old boy myself. I don't know if I'll ever feel any different." Pop star Pink jokes about teen One Direction star Harry Styles' reputation for attracting older women.

11th July 2012

Quote: "I can't have it too messy or she'll have a go at (scold) me." One Direction star Liam Payne is learning to be more considerate around the home after recently moving in with his girlfriend Danielle Peazer in London.

18th June 2012

Fact: One Direction star Zayn Malik had a tattoo of a microphone inked onto his forearm during a trip to Los Angeles on Saturday (16Jun12).

16th June 2012

Quote: "We've spoken. She's a cool girl so I got in contact with her. She's really nice. I don't know what's going to happen." One Direction star Niall Horan is hoping romance is on the cards with singer/actress Demi Lovato after the duo chatted over Skype.

6th June 2012

Quote: "I love the U.S. but I guess I'd miss my family too much so... gotta stay true to the U.K." British One Direction star Zayn Malik has no desire to move to America.

28th May 2012

Quote: "It's mad. It's all down to the fans spreading the word and getting people on board through Twitter and YouTube... It's just mad how it seems to grow." One Direction star Liam Payne puts the band's U.S. success down to the power of the internet.

24th May 2012

Quote: "I definitely didn't punch anyone!" One Direction star Harry Styles addresses rumours suggesting he punched a paparazzo in the face at the Men in Black 3 premiere in New York on Wednesday (23May12).

24th May 2012

Quote: "We're absolutely incredible, everything's going great. We're buzzing." One Direction star Zayn Malik comments on his relationship with fellow British singer Perrie Edwards for the first time.

24th May 2012

Quote: "A collaboration between the two bands could generate a lot of cash. We have no issue with 1D whatsoever. They're great lads." The Wanted star Nathan Sykes is open to recording a track with fellow British band One Direction.

18th April 2012

Quote: "We met in America, she's very nice, yes. She is very talented... She's very nice... We're friends." One Direction star Harry Styles dismisses speculation he is romancing singer Taylor Swift.

8th April 2012

Fact: Pop pin-ups One Direction played Sofia Vergara's kids during a comedy skit of Saturday Night Live. The Brit quintet went Latino for a spoof relationship show, during which they discovered their father, played by comedian Bill Hader was enjoying an Internet romance with their grandmother.

5th April 2012

Tweet: "For every1 asking what the new tatt means it says be true to who you are'." One Direction pin-up Zayn Malik responds to queries about his new collarbone tattoo.

26th March 2012

Quote: "Obviously we miss home a lot. We were all asked where we would want to live in the world and we all said we would stay in the U.K. You can't pick anywhere but home." Pop star Liam Payne has no plans to ditch Britain, despite finding success in the U.S. with his band One Direction.

15th March 2012

Fact: British boy band One Direction have landed their own U.S. kids TV show. The What Makes You Beautiful hitmakers have signed up to front a new Nickelodeon comedy.

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