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 previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band 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".
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The pop star has been surprised by his solo success.
via Music-News at June 26, 2017
It's been almost two years since One Direction announced they are going on a hiatus and Louis Tomlinson remembers when the band first discussed the idea. "It wasn't...
via E! Online at June 25, 2017
Since One Direction went on hiatus in 2016, four of its original members have made impressive, mostly successful steps toward establishing their respective solo careers: Both Zayn Malik and Harry Styles’ first albums debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. and…
via Entertainment Weekly at June 25, 2017
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