One Direction

From the bottom of the stairs to the top of the world

Who is One Direction?

One Direction is a British/Irish boyband, put together on X-Factor. Members include Harry Styles, 20, Niall Horan, 21, Liam Payne, 21, Zayn Malik, 21, and Louis Tomlinson, 22.

How was 1D formed?

All of they handsome boys, auditioned on the X-Factor UK in 2010, as individuals. The judges thought it would be the best to put the young teens in a group all together. At the judges house, the boys performed "Torn" and Simon Cowell put them through. Their career skyrocketed from there.

Harry Styles

Harry Edward ,Styles was born in Cheshire, England on February 1st, 1994. He worked in a bakery in his teenage years, but music was his passion for a long time. He and some of his friends formed a small band named White Eskimo. He auditioned when he was 16, singing "Isn't She Lovely". He was cut before the finals, but in a surprising move, judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell grouped him with other competitors, the boys we know as One Direction.

Niall Horan

Niall James Horan was born in Mullingar, Ireland on September 13, 1993. During his teenage years, he attended Colàiste Mhuire, and all-male Christian School. Auditioning at 16, he sang "So Sick". He was put into bootcamp, and eventually into the world's biggest boyband.

Liam Payne

Liam Payne was born on August 29, 1993 in Wolverhampton, UK. He auditioned in 2008 at the age of 14, and was not put through, but was told by Simon Cowell to come back in 2 years. And that's exactly what he did. In 2010, he returned to the stage, and performed "Cry Me a River". He was put through, and has been named "Daddy Directioner" by he 1D fandom.

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik was born January 12, 1993 in Bradford, England. He was still in school when he auditioned at the age of 17. In school, Zayn was in most every play and musical. He performed "Let Me Love You". Zayn was cut before the final round of the competition, but put into group with who we know now as One Direction.

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson was born December 24, 1991 in Doncaster, England. Louis was an actor in his years before auditioning, having roles in "If I Had You" and "Waterloo Road". He attended Hayfield School, and failed to graduate there, so he completed his studied at Hall Cross Academy. Similar to Liam, Louis auditioned in 2009, but was turned down. He comes again the next year at the age of 19. Singing "Hey There Delilah", he was put into bootcamp, and then grouped with the other members of 1D.

Awards

This boyband has won tons of awards. Like 2 AMAs, 3 Billboard Awards, 4 BRIT Awards. The band also holds 4 Guinness World Records. Youngest member Harry Styles won Best Dressed Male this year at the JIM Awards. MTV has awarded these fellows a total of 19 awards. And HUNDREDS more. Check out the whole list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_One_Direction

Twitter Followers

All of the boys follower count combined is an amassing total of 90.2 million followers. Louis claiming 17.4 million, Niall with 19.8 million, Zayn with 13.2 million, Liam with 17.9, and Harry having 21.9 million.

Touring/Albums

Up All Night was the debut album of One Direction, being released in 2011. The Up All Night was soon to come in 2012. In 2013, the Take Me Home tour was announced. This year, One Direction is coming to an end of their "Where We Are" North American tour, ending in October. I actually went to their Arlington show, just sayin. Lastly, they have announced their 4th tour, "On the Road Again Tour" coming in 2015.

2014 WWA Tour

At the moment, One Direction is on their 3rd tour, "Where We Are". So far, they have performed in 22 cities, with 9 more cities to go. They are touring with Australian boyband, 5 Seconds of Summer, and 5SOS has a tour coming up next year