One Direction performs What Makes You Beautiful during Capital FM’S Jingle Bell Ball from their album Up All Night.
The members of One Direction appear on their own individual covers of the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Teen Vogue magazine. They talk about obsessive fans, staying grounded, and performing at Los Angeles Staples Center. Styles says:
One time, a girl dropped her phone in my pocket, and I found it and was like, ‘There you go.’ And she said, ‘If you’d had my phone, you’d have had to meet up with me to give it back.’
One Direction performs What Makes You Beautiful during The Ellen Show to promote their album Up All Night.
One Direction performs Little Things during The Ellen Show to promote their album Take Me Home.
One Direction appears on the cover of the November 2012 issue of Seventeen magazine. They talk about Demi Lovato, Harry being girl crazy, and dealing with bullies. Liam says:
I was bullied by a few people who were much older than me. I went to camp to learn boxing. I was 12, and my coach was 24. I felt like if I could fight him, I could stand up to anyone.
The band is estimated to have amassed a fortune of £26.33million between them, according to Heat magazine. The quintet are this year’s highest new entry, having secured a Pepsi endorsement deal worth an estimated £11m in September.
The highest earner is Daniel Radcliffe with a £53.33m fortune due to his West End and Broadway show Equus, and movies How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and horror film The Woman In Black. Twilight star Robert Pattinson is in second place with estimated earnings of £38.733m.
The ad features One Direction and NFL quarterback Drew Brees.
Seacrest interviews One Direction during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks them if they relate to The Beatles. Harry Styles:
We watched a film of The Beatles when they first touched down in America and we saw a real likeness with our personalities.
They loved having a laugh, like us.
The band gets the award for Best British Single for One Thing and Best British Album for their debut album Up All Night. The hat-trick comes after the boys take over Radio 1 the previous day to drum up support ahead of the ceremony.
The album is originally set for release in North America, on March 23, 2012 through Columbia Records, but is rescheduled and released one week earlier. Columbia Records releases a statement saying, “due to overwhelming fan demand, their debut album will be released one week early on 13 March 2012.”
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The group revealed the title of the album, Up All Night, after fans completed a challenge on the official website to unlock the cover and title.
One Direction’s debut single, What Makes You Beautiful, breaks Sony Music Label’s pre-order sales record. A representative of Simon Cowell confirms the sales. The single is set to officially release in September.
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).
Harry Styles auditions for the British version of The X-Factor, singing “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder. He says he is working as a baker and is the lead singer in a band called White Eskimo. Styles receives yes votes from Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell and one no from Louis Walsh.
Zayn Malik sings ”Let me Love You” by Mario to three yes votes. The audition is not broadcast at the time.