One Direction

One Direction

One Direction is an English/Irish boy band that formed on the talent show The X Factor. One Direction's members are Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Liam Payne. They finished third on The X Factor, but went on to have massive success, reinvigorating the boy band genre and starting a British invasion in the U.S.

One Direction has released three albums: Up All Night, Take Me Home and Midnight Memories. The fourth album, appropriately titled Four, is set to be released Nov. 2014. The band's hit songs include "What Makes You Beautiful," "Kiss You," "Live While We’re Young," "Best Song Ever" and "Story of My Life."

One Direction has a huge online presence. The boy band's "What Makes You Beautiful" video has over 559 million views on YouTube and the group has over 35 million Facebook fans, plus over 20 million Twitter followers.

A few facts about the band: One Direction sold over 1.6 million tickets to 134 shows to the Take Me Home Tour in 2013. Footage from the tour was turned into a feature film titled This Is Us that topped the US and UK box offices and earning over $60 million worldwide, making it the current fourth highest grossing concert movie. The 2014 Where We Are Tour dates in Milan, Italy were recorded and are reportedly being turned into a special concert DVD available Dec. 2014.

1D fans call themselves Directioners and One Direction fanfiction has taken on a life of it's own. One author has even changed the fanfiction game by receiving a major book deal for her One Direction-inspired online story titled "After."

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Harry Styles' Head on Taylor Swift's Body? Harry's Mom Reacts

Oct 22nd 2014 5:38PM

Why yes, Buzzfeed, we did notice your recent clever (and creepy) pics of Harry Styles' face transplanted onto pics of Taylor Swift. Guess who else... Read More

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Harry Styles Is Looking For a Serious Girlfriend?

Oct 21st 2014 5:24PM

Harry Styles is reportedly looking for a "serious girlfriend." Well, that's according to a "source," anyway. The motivation for finding a... Read More

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Demi Lovato Dissed One Direction, Says She's Not a Fan? Demi Explains

Oct 21st 2014 12:40PM

Recently, Demi Lovato pissed off some One Direction fans when she commented that she doesn't plan to collaborate with 1D because they don't inspire... Read More

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Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction for Solo Career?

Oct 21st 2014 12:05PM

Another day, another One Direction breakup rumor. This time, some buzz about Zayn Malik collaborating on a new non-1D project stirred up gossip about... Read More

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Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran Hang Out at Ed's Show: Check Out the Pics

Oct 20th 2014 4:24PM

Last week, Niall Horan hung out backstage at Ed Sheeran's concert - this time it was Harry Styles' turn. And dang if we don't love the internet for... Read More

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Harry Styles Wrote 'I Love You' About Taylor Swift? Source Says No

Oct 20th 2014 12:27PM

Who is Harry Styles' song "I Love You," that he wrote for Alex and Sierra, about? Of course, there's been plenty of speculation that Harry wrote it... Read More

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Olly Murs Apologizes for Slamming Taylor Swift's Harry Styles Lyrics

Oct 20th 2014 10:39AM

Looks like Olly Murs is rethinking his joke about Taylor Swift finding some new material besides Harry Styles for her songs. Last week, Olly commented... Read More

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One Direction 'Steal My Girl' Music Video Teasers: Countdown to Premiere

Oct 20th 2014 9:58AM

The One Direction "Steal My Girl" music video teasers are here and we are literally shaking with excitement as the countdown is underway. The October... Read More

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Demi Lovato and One Direction Collaboration: Did Demi Throw Shade at 1D?

Oct 19th 2014 10:25PM

Demi Lovato was recently asked about the possibility of collaborating with One Direction – and her answer had some 1D fans pretty upset. She... Read More

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Is Harry Styles and Gavin DeGraw's 'Not Our Fault' About Taylor Swift?

Oct 18th 2014 9:32PM

While there's buzz about Harry Styles writing the song "I Love You" about Taylor Swift (for singing duo Alex & Sierra), Harry's penned another new... Read More

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One Direction 'Four' Leaked Online? Fans React to Possible Song Leak

Oct 17th 2014 5:47PM

Did One Direction's new album, Four, leak online? There's a bit of buzz surrounding possible leaked songs, but it looks like we don't have a... Read More

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Liam Payne and Sophia Smith Snuggle in New Instagram Pic

Oct 17th 2014 1:38PM

Liam Payne and Sophia Smith just might be the cutest couple ever. Not only did Liam's girlfriend post an adorable pic on Instagram of the two... Read More

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Did Harry Styles Write a Song About Taylor Swift? Alex and Sierra 'I Love You' Lyrics

Oct 17th 2014 12:06PM

Did Harry Styles write a song about Taylor Swift? That's the buzz surrounding the song he wrote for duo Alex and Sierra, called, "I Love You." Was... Read More

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Harry Styles Fanfic 'After' Movie Is Official: Paramount Buys Film Rights

Oct 17th 2014 10:59AM

We knew that the Harry Styles fanfic, After, was probably going to be made into a movie, but it's now been "officially" announced. And some One... Read More

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Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran Hang Backstage at O2 Arena Show

Oct 16th 2014 2:37PM

It looks like Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran really are besties. Yeah, there was all that bromance stuff in Las Vegas recently, but Niall also showed up... Read More

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One Direction Announce 'Four' Pre-Order Bonus, Reveal Track List

Oct 16th 2014 1:00PM

Another big One Direction announcement: pre-order their new album, Four, and receive a bunch of tracks before the album's release. Oh, and they also... Read More

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Perrie Edwards Talks Kissing Zayn Malik, Wedding Planning

Oct 16th 2014 12:40PM

It's been quite awhile since we've heard any Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards wedding details and we'd say we're long overdue! While there's not much new... Read More

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Olly Murs Defends Harry Styles, Slams Taylor Swift's New Song

Oct 16th 2014 11:14AM

Harry Styles may not have responded to Taylor Swift's new song about him, but singer Olly Murs is firmly on Team Harry, slamming "Out of the Woods"... Read More

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Harry Styles and Erin Foster Dating? "They're Both Having Fun," Says Source

Oct 15th 2014 10:03PM

When Harry Styles hit up a pumpkin patch last week with Erin Foster, we were honestly surprised how quickly the dating rumors died down.... Read More

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One Direction Seventeen Magazine Cover, New Song Details and Love From Niall Horan!

Oct 15th 2014 12:03PM

Well, hello boys...ahem. Men. One Direction look amazing on the November 2014 cover of Seventeen magazine's "Hot Guys" issue, don't you think? ... Read More

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Harry Styles Defending Taylor Swift, "Not Bothered" by 'Out of the Woods'

Oct 15th 2014 11:01AM

We may never know how Harry Styles feels about Taylor Swift's new song about him, "Out of the Woods," but that's not going to stop "sources" from... Read More

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Fan Selling Harry Styles Barf Online? Sign Posted Where He Threw Up

Oct 14th 2014 1:33PM

One Direction fans were understandably pissed when paparazzi snapped pics of Harry Styles throwing up on the side of the road. If you think that was... Read More

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One Direction 'Steal My Girl' Acoustic Version, Music Video Teaser

Oct 14th 2014 12:14PM

So many One Direction goodies, we can't handle it! Check out the new 1D "Steal My Girl" acoustic version, plus a little teaser for the "SMG" music... Read More

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Niall Horan Wakes Up With Boobs Drawn on His Face: Sweet Revenge?

Oct 13th 2014 2:43PM

Payback is a b**ch, so they say, and Niall Horan discovered that first hand when he woke up with boobs on his face. What? Yeah, that sounded a little... Read More

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Niall Horan, Bad Boy of One Direction? Confesses He Got Suspended From School

Oct 13th 2014 1:11PM

We never would have pegged Niall Horan as the bad boy of One Direction, but maybe this past infraction from back when he was in school could give him... Read More

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Harry Styles Photographed Throwing Up on the Side of the Road, Fans Outraged

Oct 13th 2014 10:38AM

One of the biggest drawbacks of the celebrity life is the lack of privacy. Case in point: over the weekend, Harry Styles was photographed throwing up... Read More

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American Music Awards 2014: One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer AMA Nominations

Oct 13th 2014 9:26AM

Big news for One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer fans – both have been nominated for 2014 American Music Awards! 1D and 5SOS fans are going... Read More

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One Direction Talk Mid-Concert Bathroom Break: "Just Going For a Wee"

Oct 10th 2014 12:17PM

If One Direction ever go missing during a show, look no further than the bathroom. In a new clip from the Where We Are concert film, the discussion... Read More

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Niall Horan on Being Away From Family: "I Guess They Miss Us"

Oct 10th 2014 11:33AM

While Harry Styles recently dished on how making his parents proud has been a huge plus of being successful, Niall Horan retells how getting his start... Read More

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Harry Styles' Proudest Moment? Making His Family "Freak Out"

Oct 10th 2014 10:34AM

We thought Harry Styles wanting to save the dolphins was impressive, but check out Harry's answer to what makes him most proud in life. It's pretty... Read More