One Direction Bio
British boy band One Direction, or 1D or Niall Horan, Zayne Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, broke onto the music scene via British TV as contestants on the X Factor, and now they’ve broken records in North America, being the first UK band to debut at number one on American Charts! Find out more in their Kidzworld Bio!
Funnily enough, Niall, Zayne, Liam, Harry and Louis became a band almost by accident, all thanks to X Factor! Each member auditioned for the show as a solo performers in the “Boys” category, but none of them quite made the cut – but that’s not where the story ends! Celebrity judge Nicole Scherzinger had an unconventional idea, why not band together – literally! And One Direction was born. The five were put together and entered again in the “Groups” category and blew everyone away with their charm, energy and amazing chemistry. They came in third on the show, but they had been become number one in the hearts of viewers, as shown by their popularity online!
Up All Night
The boys immediately signed a record deal with X Factor Judge Simon Cowell and Syco Records and went on tour with other acts from X Factor. They also started working on their debut album Up All Night, the first hit single of which was the ultra-romantic “What Makes You Beautiful”, which dropped in the fall of 2011. Despite being a group from the UK, the boys say that because of the internet their music spread “across the pond” and helped the boys debut at number one in the U.S. on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Niall told they Associated Press that he “freaked out” and harry said he was “humbled” by the experience.
"Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have been a large percentage of the reason we've been known outside of the U.K. We owe a massive thank you to the fans," said Harry.
Return to TV
One Direction isn’t done conquering the U.S. yet though, they were recently rumored to have signed a deal with Nickelodeonfor a new show, and according to the network, the rumors are true! The boys start their first North American tour this May and hope to do more.
"The ultimate goal would be to do a big, worldwide tour. That would be the most amazing thing we could do," said Niall.
They also just received a 2012 Brit Award for Best British Single, and may also have a collaboration with Justin Bieber in the works!
Check out "What Makes You Beautiful" below!
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