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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'Daily Show' Jokes About One Direction Fans Following Zayn Malik Terrorist Joke

Sep 30th 2014 11:02AM

Last week, The Daily Show came under fire from One Direction fans after host Jon Stewart made a joke that appeared to call Zayn Malik a terrorist... Read More

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One Direction 'Steal My Girl' a Rip-Off? Paramore's Hayley Williams Thinks So!

Sep 29th 2014 9:19PM

While we've all been gushing over One Direction's new song, "Steal My Girl," it seems at least one famous singer is calling the 1D guys out on how... Read More

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Liam Payne's Response to Fan Nude Pic DM is Perfect

Sep 29th 2014 1:43PM

Liam Payne was full of surprises last night, as he not only rattled off a bunch of sentimental tweets, but also DM'd some fans as well. He... Read More

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One Direction Guys Get Lonely on Tour? "You Miss Your Family, Friends"

Sep 29th 2014 12:12PM

Well this has us all feeling a bit sad. Despite being the biggest boyband on the planet and enjoying their fame and money, there is one downside for... Read More

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Liam Payne Gets Sentimental on Twitter, Discovers Definition of Bae

Sep 29th 2014 11:01AM

Aw, Liam Payne has gone and gotten all gushy about life and the fans that have gotten him and the One Direction guys where they are today. You're... Read More

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Harry Styles Wears Banana Suit During One Direction Concert: Hilarious Pics!

Sep 28th 2014 11:08PM

While Harry Styles has been seen munching on a banana during many One Direction concerts - tonight he actually became a banana when he put on the... Read More

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Niall Horan and Liam Payne Stir Crazy in Hotel Room: Pics and Video!

Sep 28th 2014 5:39PM

It seems life on the road is taking its toll for at least a couple of members of One Direction, as Niall Horan shared some of the breakdown on his... Read More

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Liam Payne Duck Dynasty Gun Pic Upsets One Direction Fans?

Sep 26th 2014 9:51PM

Liam Payne is facing a backlash again for associating himself with the Duck Dynasty cast. This time, there was an outpouring of comments after he... Read More

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Harry Styles Supports Emma Watson's HeForShe Campaign

Sep 26th 2014 12:39PM

Harry Styles took to Twitter yesterday to show his support for Emma Watson's campaign for gender equality. Of course, he looked amazing in the pic he... Read More

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Did 'Daily Show' Joke That Zayn Malik is a Terrorist?

Sep 26th 2014 11:12AM

During a recent segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, it appears a joke was made about Zayn Malik being a terrorist. Let's just say that One... Read More

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One Direction Book Photo Shoot Video Captures Behind the Scenes Fun

Sep 26th 2014 10:40AM

The One Direction behind-the-scenes video of their photo shoot for the guys' new book is here and it doesn't disappoint. As usual, they look like... Read More

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Niall Horan Shares Slow Dance With Girl in Sweetest Video Ever

Sep 25th 2014 5:23PM

When a 9 year old kid achieves life goals you probably never will...sigh. Check out this little girl having a slow dance with Niall Horan at the... Read More

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Niall Horan Admits He's Kind of Boring, Explains His Idea of a Wild Night

Sep 25th 2014 1:07PM

Niall Horan is boring. Well, we don't believe it, but to hear him tell it, he just punches in for his job, does the gig, punches out, then lounges... Read More

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Liam Payne Upsets Fans After Twitter Follow Spree, Turns Into an Egg?

Sep 25th 2014 11:55AM

Liam Payne made a number of fans happy and a bunch of them sad when he went on a Twitter follow spree last night. The biggest complaint? That he... Read More

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Harry Styles Accidentally Hits Fan With Water Bottle: Check Out His Reaction

Sep 25th 2014 10:38AM

Harry Styles accidentally hit a fan with a water bottle at a recent One Direction concert – and he obviously felt so bad about it. Harry has... Read More

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Louis Tomlinson on Early 1D Days: "I Couldn't Understand Why I Was In the Band"

Sep 24th 2014 6:14PM

Finally, we get some insight into how Louis Tomlinson was feeling during those early One Direction days. You know, when he wasn't getting any solo... Read More

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Harry Styles and Justin Bieber Collaboration? Twitter Fans Want Them to Duet

Sep 24th 2014 1:47PM

Could a Justin Bieber and Harry Styles duet be in their future? The collaboration may never come to light, but that didn't stop fans on Twitter from... Read More

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Why One Direction Are the "Worst Celebrities" (According to Them, Anyway)

Sep 24th 2014 12:54PM

The One Direction guys reckon they're not very good at being celebrities. We don't think the fans are complaining, but check out their explanation -... Read More

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Harry Styles Dating Mystery Blonde? Her Identity Revealed!

Sep 24th 2014 11:19AM

Remember that blonde "mystery woman" Harry Styles was spotted with in Austin (check out video of his mechanical bull ride with her!)? While the One... Read More

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Ed Sheeran Talks Song For One Direction's New Album: "Perfect For Them"

Sep 24th 2014 10:55AM

While it's been confirmed that Ed Sheeran wrote a song for One Direction's new album, it turns out he almost didn't work with them again. How tragic... Read More

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Harry Styles and Niall Horan Ride Mechanical Bull: Video and Fan Play-by-Play

Sep 23rd 2014 6:06PM

Harry Styles and Niall Horan rode a mechanical bull in an Austin bar...and there's video footage to prove it. You know, the kind of footage that's... Read More

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Niall Horan Almost Threw Up on Justin Timberlake?

Sep 23rd 2014 4:21PM

Niall Horan has quite the celebrity encounter story and, luckily for fans, he's sharing it in the new One Direction autobiography, Who We Are. ... Read More

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One Direction Talk New Album 'Four,' Ed Sheeran Song Confirmed!

Sep 23rd 2014 11:45AM

While we're waiting for One Direction's new album, Four, to be released on November 17, the guys have not only given us a taste of the single "Steal... Read More

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One Direction Tease 'Steal My Girl': Sneak Peek Listen

Sep 22nd 2014 7:17PM

Okay, our case of the Mondays officially went buh-bye, with One Direction making it 300% better than we could have imagined by sharing a sneak peek of... Read More

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Haylor Breakup Caused by Fans? Harry Styles and Taylor Swift Split Explained

Sep 22nd 2014 1:46PM

There's been a whole lot of One Direction fandom finger pointing going on lately, as discussion of the reason behind the Haylor breakup seems to have... Read More

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Harry Styles Talks Self-Confidence Struggle: "I Had No Idea How to Control My Anxiety"

Sep 22nd 2014 12:30PM

Would you ever believe in a million years that Harry Styles had a confidence issue? Yeah, we had a hard time swallowing this too, but in an excerpt... Read More

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Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran's Vegas Bromance: No Feud Over Ellie Goulding Cheating?

Sep 22nd 2014 12:03PM

While Ed Sheeran's recent Howard Stern interview had plenty believing that there's a major feud between himself and Niall Horan after Ellie Goulding... Read More

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Liam Payne Nude Pic Leaks? Liam Responds to "Weird Photo" of Him in Bed With a Guy

Sep 22nd 2014 10:14AM

Is the rumored Liam Payne nude photo for real? While a hacker has done a pretty bang-up job of leaking naked pics of celebs online, one that claims to... Read More

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Louis Tomlinson's Shocking Confession: "I'm Just Like Any Other Bloke"

Sep 21st 2014 3:21PM

It's time for Louis Tomlinson to come clean, as he was asked a pretty personal interview question and decided to keep it real. No sassy Louis diva... Read More

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Harry Styles and Katy Perry Have Secret Dinner Date: Revenge on Taylor Swift?

Sep 21st 2014 3:02PM

Did Harry Styles really go on a secret date with Katy Perry? While the two were spotted at the same restaurant last week, it turns out they weren't... Read More