One Direction Biography (Wikipedia)
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.
Their awards include six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, seven American Music Awards (including Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015), and 27 Teen Choice Awards, among many others. According to Nick Gatfield, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Music Entertainment UK, One Direction represented a $50 million business empire by June 2012. They were proclaimed 2012's "Top New Artist" by Billboard. According to the Sunday Times Rich List, by April 2013, they had an estimated personal combined wealth of £25 million ($41.2m) making them the second-wealthiest musicians in the UK under 30 years of age. In 2014, Forbes listed them the second-highest earning celebrities under 30, with the group earning an estimated $75 million from June 2013 to June 2014. In June 2015, Forbes listed their earnings at $130 million for the previous twelve months, and ranked them the fourth highest earning celebrities in the world.
- 'They heard it and thought it was...alright' Matty reveals how The 1975 nearly gave 'The Sound' to One Directionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03j6v5q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03j6v5q.jpg2016-10-21T11:33:00.000ZMatty from The 1975 checks in for New Music Friday with Grimmy on Radio 1.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cq7bx
'They heard it and thought it was...alright' Matty reveals how The 1975 nearly gave 'The Sound' to One Direction
- One Direction answer your questions!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03879lm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03879lm.jpg2015-11-16T15:59:00.000ZGrimmy chats to One Direction and gets the Radio 1 listeners to help out by asking a few extra questions!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0387bmj
One Direction answer your questions!
- "You wouldn't expect us to make a song like that"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03875lq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03875lq.jpg2015-11-13T15:56:00.000ZOne Direction talk about their fifth studio album, Made In The A.M.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p037zgjm
"You wouldn't expect us to make a song like that"
- Niall chats to Scott Millshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02z7hpz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02z7hpz.jpg2015-08-10T11:55:00.000ZNiall from One Direction chats to Scott about the group's biggest single yet.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02z7hrh
Niall chats to Scott Mills
- One Direction & Scott Mills At A Secret Location!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p029z6t4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p029z6t4.jpg2014-11-03T16:27:00.000ZScott travels to a secret location to meet One Direction and talk about their new albumhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p029z6tw
One Direction & Scott Mills At A Secret Location!
- One Direction on Steve Wright in the Afternoonhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p029sllx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p029sllx.jpg2014-10-31T16:28:00.000ZThe world's biggest boyband One Direction chat to Tim Smith about their new album 'Four'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p029sm64
One Direction on Steve Wright in the Afternoon
- God Only Knows (BBC Music)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0285vtj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0285vtj.jpg2014-10-07T18:50:00.000ZTo 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/audiovideo/popular/p0286057
God Only Knows (BBC Music)
- One Direction highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zsbr8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zsbr8.jpg2014-06-25T21:51:00.000ZHighlights of One Direction's set at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow 2014http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zsbrc
One Direction highlights
- One Direction at the BRITshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015c6dk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015c6dk.jpg2013-02-20T17:41:00.000ZGreg James and Russell Kane chat to the One Direction boys backstage at the BRIT awards.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p015c6xf
One Direction at the BRITs
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Radio 1's Teen Awards: 2012
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