They thought it was the end, but it was only the beginning.
Getting to know the boys.
One direction is one of the top British boy bands known across the globe. These boys first started their journey while auditioning for the X Factor in 2010. They were all between 16-18 years old when they auditioned. One Direction combined stylish good looks and a bright pop-rock sound to captivate young fans. When the boys auditioned they did not know each other at the time but thanks to Simon Cowell (a judge on the X Factor) One Direction would of never existed!
They were so young!!
All five of the boys when they auditioned on The X Factor.
Live While Were Young!
The cover to one of their songs on their second album Take Me Home.
We Heart the iHeart Radio Music Awards!
The One Direction boys on the red carpet at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.
About their first album.
One Direction's first album was released 2011 named Up All Night. In 2012 One Direction finished with two of the best-selling albums in the United States. Up All Night placing number 3 and Take me home (their second album) as number 5. They sold 4.5 million copies.
Our very first album!
The cover for their first album Up All Night.
I wanna stay up all night!
One Direction singing one of their songs on the Up All Night album in Sydney Australia.
Zayn, Louie, Harry, Niall, and Liam.
The signing of their first album.
How long have they been together?
The boys have been together for 4 years. They were put together on July 23, 2010. They are all in their 20's now.
Did their first song win an award?
One Direction's first song What Makes You Beautiful did win an award. Their song topped the British and Irish single charts in early 2012. It was named best British single at the Brit Awards.
One Direction Facts!
- Niall Horan is the only on in the group who isn't British. He is Irish.
- Harry Styles came up with the band name One Direction.
- All the boys live within 100 yards of each other in London.
- Zayn Malik's name is actually spelt with an I not a y. He adopted the name with the y as his stage name.
- Zayn Malik has left One Direction because he just wants to be a normal 22 year old.