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One Direction
   
Number of songs: 31 | Total weeks on charts: 3203
Appearing in a total number of: 385 charts | Total period running: 6497 days
Biography

One Direction is a five-member boy band made up of Liam Payne (born 29 August 1993) from Wolverhampton, Louis Tomlinson (born 24 December 1991) from Doncaster, Niall Horan (born 13th September 1993) from Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland, Harry Styles, (born 1 February 1994) from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire and Zayn Malik, (born 12 January 1993) from East Bowling, Bradford. They applied as solo candidates on the 2010 edition of the X Factor, but the judges, after a suggestion by Simon Cowell, put them in a band in London, UK; therefore qualifying for the Groups category.

One Direction's first single, What Makes You Beautiful, received its first airplay on August 10, 2011 and was released a month later on September 11, 2011. It was the fastest selling single of the year 2011 and peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart. The boys released their second single Gotta Be You on November 13th peaking at #3 on the UK Singles Chart. Their album Up All Night followed on November 21st reaching #2 on the UK Albums Chart, narrowly missing out on #1 to Rihanna. When their album Up All Night was released in the USA, it debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, setting the record for the highest-selling debut album by a British boy band.

Often described as forming part of a new "British Invasion" in the United States, the group have sold 19 million singles and 10 million albums, according to the band's management company, Modest! Management. Their achievements include two BRIT Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards. 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. By April 2013, the band had an estimated personal combined wealth of £25 million.
Members
Niall Horan
Zayn Malik
Liam Payne
Harry Styles
Louis Tomlinson

Discography:
Up All Night (2011)
Take Me Home (2012)
Midnight Memories (2013)
Four (2014)
Made in the A.M. (2015)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


One Direction in the news
Liam Payne Announces Special Online Halloween Party And Performance (10/10/2020) The Piano Guys Announce The Release Of New Album "10" In Celebration Of Their Tenth Anniversary As A Group Available November 20 (24/09/2020)
Avant-Pop Artist Will Wood Stimulates Discussion On How Pop Culture Regards Mental Health (19/08/2020) Celebrate 10 Incredible Years Of One Direction This Month! (16/07/2020)
Jonas Blue & Max Unveil Channel Hopping Lyric Video For Summer Hit-In-Waiting "Naked" (04/07/2020) Jonas Blue & Hotly Tipped US Artist MAX Unleash Summer Hit-In-Waiting "Naked" (27/06/2020)
Rihanna, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish & One Direction Set For BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend UK 2020 (19/05/2020) Hayden James & Icona Pop Shares New Collaborative Single & Video 'Right Time' (30/04/2020)
One Direction Reunion Becomes Less Likely (27/04/2020) TV's "Wizards Of Waverly Place" Cast Reunite For New Hope Club's "Worse" Video (26/04/2020)
Niall Horan Premieres Video For 'Black And White' (22/04/2020) Neck Deep Calls On Fans For 'When You Know' Music Video (14/04/2020)
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Neck Deep Invites Fans To Sonderland; New Single "Lowlife" Out Now (29/02/2020)
Songs by One Direction
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