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 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 four albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013) and Four (2014) topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including “What Makes You Beautiful”, “Live While We’re Young”, and “Story of My Life”. Their fifth studio album, Made in the A.M., was released in November 2015.

English-Irish boy band One Direction have released five studio albums, one extended play, seventeen singles (including two charity singles), two video albums and fifteen music videos. 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. They subsequently signed in North America with Columbia Records. One Direction: This Is Us, an official documentary movie was released on 30 August 2013 in England and the 29th of August, 2013 in the United States. This special limited-time-in-theaters film contains exclusive concert footage along with the breath-taking story of the boys rise to fame.

The group’s debut studio album Up All Night was released in November 2011. It topped the charts in sixteen countries. The lead single, “What Makes You Beautiful”, was an international hit, reaching number one in the UK and number four in the US; it has since been certified four and six times platinum in the US and Australia, respectively. Subsequent singles, “Gotta Be You” and “One Thing”, became top ten hits in the UK.

The band’s second studio album Take Me Home was released in November 2012. The record sold 540,000 copies in its first week in the US and went to number-one in thirty-five countries. The album’s lead single, “Live While We’re Young”, became One Direction’s highest peaking song in a number of countries and recorded the highest one-week opening sales figure for a song by a non-US artist. “Little Things” and “Kiss You”, the succeeding singles, were moderate successes.



Discography

Artist: One Direction
Title: History
Album: Made in the A.M.
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Artist: One Direction
Title: Steal My Girl
Album: Four
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Title: Story of My Life
Album: Midnight Memories
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Title: Little Things
Album: Take Me Home
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Artist: One Direction
Title: Gotta Be You
Album: Up All Night
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Title: Home
Album: Perfect EP
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Title: You & I (Piano)
Album: You & I
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Title: Rock Me (Live)
Album: Midnight Memories
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Artist: One Direction
Title: Best Song Ever
Album: Best Song Ever (from “This Is Us”) EP
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Artist: One Direction
Title: Live While We’re ..
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Extended plays

iTunes Festival: London 2012,

Video albums

One Direction: Up All Night – The Live Tour (2012), Where We Are: Live From San Siro Stadium (2014).

Singles
As lead artist

“History”, “Perfect”, “Drag Me Down” (2015 Made in the A.M.), “Night Changes”, “Steal My Girl”, (2014 Four). “You & I ” and “You & I (Big Payno Remix)”, “Midnight Memories”, “Story of My Life”, (2014 Midnight Memories). “Story of My Life”, “Best Song Ever”, “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)” (2013 Midnight Memories). “Kiss You”,  (2013 Take Me Home). “Little Things”, “Live While We’re Young” (2012 Take Me Home). “More than This” and “One Thing” (2012 Up All Night). “Gotta Be You” and “What Makes You Beautiful” (2011 Up All Night).

As featured artist

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (as part of Band Aid 30) (2014), “God Only Knows” (as BBC Music and Friends) (2014), “Wishing on a Star” (The X Factor finalists 2011 featuring JLS and One Direction) (2011) and “Heroes” (as part of The X Factor Finalists 2010).

Promotional singles

“What a Feeling”, “Love You Goodbye” “Infinity” and “End of the Day” (2015 Made in the A.M.), “Home” (2015  Perfect EP), “Fool’s Gold”, “Girl Almighty”, “18”, “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”, and “Ready to Run” (2014 Four), “Strong” and “Diana” (2013 Midnight Memories).



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