Horan (@NiallOfficial) becomes Ireland’s most followed person on Twitter, after hitting the 30 million mark. The former One Direction star has almost eight times as many followers as his nearest rivals – Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) and WWE star Sheamus (@WWESheamus), who each have 4.1 million fans. Horan’s fans could fill Croke Park 408 times. Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) comes fourth with 3.1 million followers.
Horan and McIlroy are among the guests attending McGregor’s UFC 202 after party at Intrigue nightclub, in Las Vegas.
One Direction plan an extended break as the members work separately on different projects. One Direction will promote their latest album until February and released the official music video of their single, Drag Me Down before their extended break.
They are taking a hiatus so they can work on individual projects for a while but they are not splitting up
Seacrest interviews Horan during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about his bands Where We Are World Tour.
It’s going to be a lot different [than our previous tours]. First of all, we’re playing in stadiums, which is new to us all. The stage is going to be huge and it’s going to be a 3-D effect for us and we have three albums worth of songs to play, we just cant wait to play. Playing the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles is mind blowing.
Seacrest interviews Horan during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about One Direction’s upcoming On The Road Tour.
We’re going on the road again. We’re looking forward to it! We actually start the tour in February in Australia and we kind of make our way around the globe again and we’re coming out to America in San Diego on the ninth of July, so we’re looking forward to it. It’s going to be good!
Horan accepts the ALS challenge and nominates Louis Tomlinson.
Niall confirms that the group will collaborate on their fourth album with fellow boy-band, Mcbusted. McBusted is the result of a merge of the separate bands Mcfly and Busted. Reports say the recording sessions secretly began prior to One Direction’s Where We Are Tour. Fans can expect the new album to release in Autumn.
We worked with Mcfly on the last album but now it’s all about McBusted…James Bourne is a really talent songwriter so it’s exciting to have him as part of the mix.
One Direction works with Rays Of Sunshine, a charity that grants wishes to ill children, to meet and greet with over 50 children. During the meet, the band takes turns to answer questions and posing take pictures with them before their Wembley Arena concert. Children who receive the One Direction wish also receive a signed t-shirt, 2 concert tickets and the band’s fragrance, Our Moment.
Liam announces via social media the release of the third fragrance, You And I, inspired by their song of the same title. The new scent will be available for purchase in the summer.
A December release is set for the Where We Are Tour movie. The DVD will include their entire Milan concert at the San Siro Stadium. Unlike the This Is Us movie, there will be no accompanying documentary. However, it will include backstage footage and other bonus features.
One Direction performs Through The Dark during the Brit Awards show to promote their album Midnight Memories.
Seacrest interviews Horan during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about his bands growing success.
Huge thank you to anyone who is listening to this right now and who has bought our new album Midnight Memories, because what it’s done in the charts this week is just ridiculous. We are trying to get our head around it now. Thank you so much to everyone, because we spent a lot of time working on it and we’re glad that everyone likes it. So, thank you.
Seacrest interviews Horan during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks him if he went out to dinner with Katy Perry.
I was in there and I think she was doing an interview or something and she was there and I was leaving and she left and we didn’t have dinner or anything together. I just said, ‘Hello’ to her.
One Direction performs Kiss You on Good Morning America from their album Take Me Home.
One Direction performs Midnight Memories on Good Morning America from the same titled album Midnight Memories.
One Direction performs a full concert during their album release party for their album Midnight Memories. Last First Kiss, Story Of My Life and Best Song Ever are among the songs performed.
One Direction performs Story Of My Life during the American Music Awards to promote their album Midnight Memories.
One Direction signs a £10 million (over $17 million) with Cowell’s Syco records that includes two studio albums and a greatest hits collection. The contract will commence after the release of the third album in November and end in 2016.
One Direction performs One Way Or Another the during the Brit Awards to promote their album Midnight Memories.
One Direction performs Kiss You during the NRJ Awards to promote their album Take Me Home.
The ad features One Direction and NFL quarterback Drew Brees.
Horan announces a third date added to One Direction Tour.
We are going to be coming back and we’re playing a third date at Staples Center on Aug. 9. We’re super excited, we love coming to LA. California’s just a great place. We’ve obviously spent a lot of time there recording and doing shows there too. So, it’s good to always come back. When we heard that a lot of people wanted us to come back we said, “Let’s do another show.”
Seacrest interviews Horan during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his relationship with Demi Lovato.
We’ve spoken. She’s a cool girl so I got in contact with her. She’s really nice, and I don’t know what’s going to happen.
The album debuts at number one on The Billboard 200, selling 176,000 copies in its first week, which makes One Direction the first U.K. group to debut at number one with their first album.
The band sings Natalie Imbruglia’s ”Torn”, but come in third place to Matt Cardle, who wins, and runner-up Rebecca Ferguson. Cowell says, “This is just the beginning for these boys.”
The band sings Rihanna’s Only Girl in the World. Cowell is not available to mentor the band as he is sick. Malik’s grandmother dies so he misses rehearsals for the second performance , Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars.
The band attends the premiere for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
The band’s first performance is Bryan Adam’s Summer of ’69. The second performance is Joe Cocker’s You are so Beautiful puts them through to the semi final. The band also appears on a Charity single.
For Beatles week the band sings ”All You Need is Love”. Styles is particularly excited as he is a Beatles fan. Walsh calls them “The Fab 5”.
The band watch an international soccer game between England and France (England lost). They meet some of the players including Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard.
For “Elton John week” the band sings Elton John’s ”Something About The Way You Look Tonight”. Cowell says, “this is the first time in all the years of X-Factor that I genuinely believe that a group are going to win this competition” and notes that the boys have been responsible for their own image.
The band go to the Premier of ”Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Part 2)” in London. where they meet Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
The band sings Kim Wilde’s ”Kids in America”.
For Halloween the band sings Bonnie Tyler’s ”Total Eclipse of the Heart”. Danny Minogue says, “You are a boy band doing what boy bands doing exactly what a boy band should do”.
After changing their initial song, the band goes through with Pink’s ”Nobody Knows”. Loius Walsh says, “it’s like five Justin Bieber’s”. The band say that on their recent shopping trip that Styles got the most autographs.
At sound check Styles is sick with nerves. Even so, One Direction go through with [[Kelly Clarkson]]’s ”My Life would Suck Without You”. Cowell says One Direction are “the most exciting pop band in the country today”.
One Direction go through with [[Coldplay]]’s ”Viva La Vida”
One Direction goe through to the finals after singing Natalie Imbruglia’s ”Torn” to Cowell and Sinitta in Spain.
None of the boys are chosen to be one of the final contestants. However, five boys are called back to the stage to be given a second chance as a newly-formed boy-band (from 4:45 in the video below).