|Genres||Pop rock, pop, dance-pop|
|Years active||2010–present 2013|
|Associated acts||The X Factor finalists 2010|
One Direction is a British-Irish boy band. The members are Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. They finished third on the seventh series of The X Factor. After being signed to Syco Music the boys recorded their first album Up All Night. It was third in the charts. They have been very successful since, and are now touring to places around the world such as America, Australia and New Zealand. Since then, they have released another album called Take Me Home, which includes the singles Little Things, Live While We're Young and Kiss You. What Makes You Beautiful was One Direction's first single. The groups is currently working on their third album that is called 'Where We Are'. In 2014, they are going to do a Stadium Tour. They are also recording their film 1D3D: This Is Us. This film will go into premiere on 29 August 2013. Their debut fragrance has been released, this is called Our Moment. Their fans are called Directioners.
Simon Cowell put them together on X Factor in 2010 because he thought they were too good to lose, even though they did not win. They received 3rd place.
Their second album Take Me Home was released in November 2012.
- Niall Horan - vocalist/guitarist.
Niall James Horan comes from Ireland and was born on the 13nd of September.
- Zayn Malik - vocalist.
Zayn 'Zain' Javadd Malik comes from Great Britain and was born on the 12th of January.
- Liam Payne - vocalist.
Liam James Payne comes from Great Britain and was born on the 29th of August.
- Louis Tomlinson - vocalist.
Louis William Tomlinson comes from Great Britain and was born on the 24th of December.
- Harry Styles - vocalist.
Harry Edward Styles comes from Great Britain and was born on the 1st of February.