One Direction

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One Direction is an Anglo-Irish boy band whose members are Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson. They signed with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records after being formed and finishing third in the seventh series of British television singing competition The X Factor in 2010.

1 Dec, 2012

Teen Vogue cover

Magazine Cover

one-direction-08The 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.’

1 Nov, 2012

Seventeen cover

Magazine Cover

one-direction-covers-seventeen-november-2012One 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.

23 Oct, 2012

No.5 on under-30s UK rich list

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.

One Direction interview

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.

Niall Horan:

They loved having a laugh, like us.

7 Oct, 2012

Sweep BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

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.

13 Mar, 2012

‘Up All Night’ released in U.S.

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.”

15 Oct, 2011

Album name revealed: ”Up All Night’

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.

4 Dec, 2010

X-Factor Week 9 (semi-final)

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.

One Direction sing Only Girl In The World – The X Factor Live Semi-Final (Full Version)

One Direction sing Chasing Cars – The X Factor Live Semi-Final (Full Version)

27 Nov, 2010

X-Factor Week 8

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.

One Direction sing Summer of '69 – The X Factor Live show 8 –

One Direction sing You Are So Beautiful – The X Factor Live show 8 (Full Version)

20 Nov, 2010

X-Factor Week 7

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”.

One Direction sing All You Need Is love – The X Factor Live show 7 (Full Version)

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.

13 Nov, 2010

X-Factor Week 6

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.

One Direction sing The Way You Look Tonight – The X Factor Live show 6 –

19 Sep, 2010

Manchester X Factor auditions

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.

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