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One Direction

One Direction



One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik until the latter's departure on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010. Propelled to international success by social media, One Direction's five albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), Four (2014), and Made in the A.M. (2015), topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young", "Best Song Ever", "Story of My Life", and "Drag Me Down".

Their awards include six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, seven American Music Awards (including Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015), and 28 Teen Choice Awards, among many others. According to Nick Gatfield, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Music Entertainment UK, One Direction represented a $50 million business empire by June 2012. They were proclaimed 2012's "Top New Artist" by Billboard.[1] According to the Sunday Times Rich List, by April 2013, they had an estimated personal combined wealth of £25 million ($41.2m) making them the second-wealthiest musicians in the UK under 30 years of age.[2] In 2014, Forbes listed them the second-highest earning celebrities under 30, with the group earning an estimated $75 million from June 2013 to June 2014.[3] In June 2015, Forbes listed their earnings at $130 million for the previous twelve months,[4] and ranked them the fourth highest earning celebrities in the world.[5] In 2016 Forbes ranked them the world's second highest earning celebrities.[6]

After the release of Four, One Direction became the first band in the US Billboard 200 history to have their first four albums debut at number one.[7] Their third album, Midnight Memories, was the best-selling album worldwide of 2013.[8] The band's Where We Are Tour in support of Midnight Memories and Four, was the highest-grossing concert tour in 2014, and the highest-grossing tour ever by a vocal group, generating $282 million.[9] In 2014, Billboard named One Direction Artist of the Year.[10][11] The band is currently on a hiatus that began in January 2016, allowing all members to pursue other projects.[12][13][14]



Up All Night
Up All Night is the debut studio album by English-Irish group One Direction, released by Syco Records in November 2011 in Ireland and the United Kingdom, followed by a worldwide release during 2012.
Take Me Home
Take Me Home is the second studio album by British-Irish group One Direction, released on 9 November 2012 by Syco Music and Columbia Records.
What Makes You Beautiful
"What Makes You Beautiful" is a song by English-Irish boy band One Direction.
Live While We're Young
"Live While We're Young" is a song by English-Irish boy band One Direction, released as the lead single from their second studio album, Take Me Home (2012).

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Niall Horan's Stylist on Dressing for the 2017 AMAs, How His Look Has 'Evolved' Since One Direction
  –  November 20, 2017
Since striking out solo from One Direction, Niall Horan’s personal music and style has developed greatly -- something he proved Sunday night at the 2017 American Music Awards in his dashing Paul Smith navy and grey checkered suit. Aside from winning ...
Niall Horan Talks His Solo Career & If One Direction Could Reunite At 2017 AMAs
  –  November 20, 2017
On the red carpet at the 2017 American Music Awards, Niall Horan talks about his amazing solo career with Access Hollywood's Scott Evans. And, he discusses the possibility of One Direction getting back together.
New music alert: this One Direction member has a new band!
  –  November 16, 2017
It's been an *amazing* few weeks in music, with new albums, songs and music videos from some of the biggest stars! We've got all the buzz on the new music so that you don't miss a thing: Taylor Swift's new music video for "...Ready For It?" So, in case you ...
Harry Styles Is the First One Direction Singer to Return to 'The X Factor U.K.' Stage Solo -- Watch!
  –  November 15, 2017
WATCH: Harry Styles’ Puppy-Packed ‘Kiwi’ Music Video Food Fight Will Fill Your Week With Cuteness See Styles talk to ET about touring the world as a solo act in the video below. Related Gallery One Direction: 11 Rockin' Concert Films Copyright (c ...
Niall Horan Becomes Third One Direction Member With Number One Album
  –  November 13, 2017
Credit: Al Pereira/WireImage The One Direction alum talks about reflective year and a half he took to write, record music for his intimate, folky new LP Flicker sold 152,000 total copies in its first week of release – a number assisted in part by a deal ...
Niall Horan on Finding Solo Success Without One Direction (Exclusive)
  –  November 20, 2017
ET caught up with the former 1D singer at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 19 in Los Angeles.


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