One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. In addition, Zayn Malik was a member until his departure from the band, announced on 25 March 2015. They 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) broke records, topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young", "Story of My Life" and "Steal My Girl".
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- God Only Knows (BBC Music)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0285vtj.jpg2014-10-07T18:50:00ZTo celebrate the launch of BBC Music we've remade The Beach Boys' masterpiece God Only Knows with the help of a few friends…http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p0286057Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
God Only Knows (BBC Music)
- One Directionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cbhr8.jpg2011-08-21T23:00:10ZAlan Simpson chats with One Direction about what they were doing two years ago.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00jyw4ySelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
- One Direction & Scott Mills At A Secret Location!http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p029z6t4.jpg2014-11-03T16:27:00ZScott travels to a secret location to meet One Direction and talk about their new albumhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p029z6twSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 15 mins
One Direction & Scott Mills At A Secret Location!
- One Direction on Steve Wright in the Afternoonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p029sllx.jpg2014-10-31T16:28:00ZThe world's biggest boyband One Direction chat to Tim Smith about their new album 'Four'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p029sm64Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
One Direction on Steve Wright in the Afternoon
- One Direction highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zsbr8.jpg2014-06-25T21:51:00ZHighlights of One Direction's set at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow 2014http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p01zsbrcSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
One Direction highlights
- One Direction, Best British Singlehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ktlx6.jpg2013-11-03T18:00:00ZOne Direction *try* to accept the Teen Award for Best British Single... but Louis finds it a bit tricky with the other boys spraying him with silly string!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p01ktlx9Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
One Direction, Best British Single
- One Direction, Best British Grouphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ktlx5.jpg2013-11-03T17:59:00ZOne Direction *try* to accept the Teen Award for Best British Group... but it's not that easy with clothes pegs attached to your face! (Oi... don't try this at home... it hurts!)http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p01ktlx8Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
One Direction, Best British Group
- One Direction at the BRITshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015c6dk.jpg2013-02-20T17:41:00ZGreg James and Russell Kane chat to the One Direction boys backstage at the BRIT awards.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p015c6xfSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
One Direction at the BRITs
- One Direction grab No. 1!http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02clkgq.jpg2012-11-18T00:00:00ZOne Direction get the Official Chart clean-sweep by scooping both No. 1 single and album in the same week.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p011dl28Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 6 mins
One Direction grab No. 1!
- One Direction chat with Jameela and Aledhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cl5sz.jpg2012-10-07T18:00:00ZJameela Jamil and Aled Haydn Jones catch up with One Direction at the 2012 Teen Awards.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00zjpxnSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
One Direction chat with Jameela and Aled
- Liam Payne and Gemma Cairney dance to Gangam Stylehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cl54v.jpg2012-10-05T23:00:59ZTo show Gemma some love for shaving 1D in to her head, listeners voted Liam should dance to Gangnam Style!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00zfrxnSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Liam Payne and Gemma Cairney dance to Gangam Style
- Gemma Cairney shaves One Direction in to her head!http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cl4zj.jpg2012-10-05T23:00:16ZTo make her co-host Liam Payne feel welcome on the show, Gemma has the 1D logo shaved in to her head.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00zfnpgSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Gemma Cairney shaves One Direction in to her head!
- One Directionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cgcsv.jpg2012-04-13T14:40:00ZHarry Styles and Niall Horan of One Direction chat to Steve Wright, from the group's tour in Australia.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00r3gswSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 9 mins
- One Direction in Americahttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cg8c8.jpg2012-04-02T23:00:58ZOne Direction invite Radio 1 on tour as they hit America for the first time!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00qzp12Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
One Direction in America
- The Chris Moyles Birthday Show Highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cf5hd.jpg2012-02-20T00:00:00ZThe Chris Moyles Show, live from Maida Vale studios with the BBC Concert Orchestra, JLS, One Direction, Jimmy Carr and Pixie Lott.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00pb8ptSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
The Chris Moyles Birthday Show Highlights
- Niall from One Direction is our Star Caller!http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cf0dj.jpg2012-02-06T00:00:36ZNiall calls another lucky listener - although she is a little bit busy at the time!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00ny3c9Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 5 mins
Niall from One Direction is our Star Caller!
- One Directionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cdvtp.jpg2012-01-27T00:00:38ZNiall from One Direction Joins Alan on the afternoon show.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00nn9bwSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 7 mins
- One Direction - Rehearsalshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cd6h8.jpg2011-11-21T00:00:44ZHuw Stephens goes access all areas to the One Direction rehearsal studios in a top secret location. Hear what the boys have been working on and where they place in the chart. Track included: - Gotta Be Youhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00m0h03Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 8 mins
One Direction - Rehearsals
- One Direction studio tourhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cd5ll.jpg2011-11-19T14:30:00ZOne Direction give Huw a tour of their studio, he gets an insight into rehearsals, warm up techniques & speaks to all the members of the bandhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00lyr9vSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
One Direction studio tour
- Harry Styles chats to Grimmyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ccp2c.jpg2011-10-18T23:00:25ZHarry Styles off of One Direction chats to Grimmy about new single Gotta Be Youhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00l83ftSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 5 mins
Harry Styles chats to Grimmy
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