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One Direction

Occupation: Boyband

Nationality: British-Irish

One Direction are a boyband made up of five members: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. They originated when, after all of them failed to get through 2011's X Factor auditions individually, they were put into a group.

Under Simon Cowell's mentorship, they would come third in the competition but succeeded in signing a record deal with his Syco label. Their debut single 'What Makes You Beautiful' entered the UK charts at number one while their album Up All Night peaked at number two in the album chart.

When released in the US in March 2012, the album went straight to number one in the Billboard 200. This made them the first group from the UK to enter at the top of the US charts with their debut album.

Styles also has an update about the new album, revealing that the songs are coming together quickly. Harry Styles talks life after Zayn Malik Broken hearts across the world are still unable to fill the void left by Malik's absence in 1D. 1D fans still aren't over Zayn Malik leaving The producer also enigmatically says everything will "make sense soon". Naughty Boy hints at Zayn Malik's solo album Katy Perry scores a major victory over rival Taylor Swift in the annual Forbes list. Who are the highest-paid celebrities? Singer-songwriter entertains a Pyramid Stage audience including Niall and Louis from One Direction. Watch James Bay warm up Glastonbury The comedian returned from LA and his job presenting The Late Late Show to pick up the award. See James Corden get his OBE The supergroup ponder a reinvention as 'Zayn from One Direction and Friends'. Do McBusted want to recruit Zayn Malik? What does the supergroup get up to behind closed doors? McBusted reveal their intimate tour secrets Ed Sheeran hands out trophies to Arcade Fire and Shawn Mendes in Toronto. Justin Bieber and 1D win Much Music Awards Mic Righteous claims that the ex-One Direction star has been shackled. Is Zayn banned from releasing music? Malik has worked on the track with MIC Righteous - but Naughty Boy's not happy about the leak. Zayn Malik cover of 'No Type' leaks online The singer is ahead of One Direction and U2 on the current tour ranking. How much has Taylor Swift's tour earned? The girlband praise One Direction for being "down to earth" and "such cool guys". Fifth Harmony would love to work with 1D Which best-selling album has sold more than 4m copies with 23 weeks at number one? Who has the decade's biggest selling album? Leah Washington has received a video message from the four boys. One Direction to meet Alton Towers victim "We won't be going anywhere for a while," says Liam Payne. 1D are too busy to take a break any time soon Tomlinson says he's busy planning a tour, while Horan believes he'd be "the worst judge ever". 1D's Louis and Niall deny X Factor rumours The group performed at Cardiff's Millenium Stadium last night (June 6). 1D play first UK show without Zayn Malik The 'Invincible' singer says the One Direction singer approached her at the Billboard Awards. Kelly Clarkson: 'Harry Styles is a gent' One Direction lead the UK's amazing year of record global sales. 5 of 2014's top 10 albums worldwide are British Lauren Richardson reveals that she's had no contact with Zayn or Perrie since the photo scandal. Zayn's Thailand girl Lauren on death threats The former Oasis star says One Direction have at most "five more years" of fame. Noel Gallagher to Zayn: 'Smoke weed, get laid' Liam Payne opens up about Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction. Zayn left 1D to spend time with Perrie The band channel their inner boyband to cover the Top 10 hit. The Vaccines cover a One Direction hit The two new lineup additions join the already announced One Direction and Olly Murs. Nick Jonas, Rixton join Summertime Ball lineup From Pamela Anderson and Kanye West's lip-locking to Tom Hanks' lip-syncing. 11 of the best celebrity music video cameos Swift takes eight awards in total, including the public-voted Billboard Chart Achievement award. Taylor Swift dominates Billboard Awards One Direction scoop the Top Duo/Group trophy at this year's Billboard Music Awards. 1D share Billboard win with "brother Zayn" How did Corden's Angels fare when they came up against the Ball Busters? Watch 1D and James Corden's Dodgeball skit Louis says it's now "all good in the hood" following his clash with Malik on Twitter. One Direction were a bit angry with Zayn "Louis had a lot to tell me and he don't f**cking like Naughty Boy." Naughty Boy slammed over 1D spat A campaign has received growing support to get the Four album track to the top. Why 1D fans want to get 'No Control' to No.1 The Gallagher brother wants you to know he doesn't "bum the press". Liam is furious with his "prick" brother Noel Noel called Zayn Malik a "f**king idiot" for leaving the group. Liam Gallagher wants Noel to leave 1D alone One in eight albums sold in the States in 2014 was by a British artist. Brits stormed US album sales last year The producer certainly seems protective of the former One Direction star. Naughty Boy hits out at Noel Gallagher The former One Direction man says that he still loves his fans. Zayn Malik hits back after Twitter storm Zayn Malik steps into Louis Tomlinson's spat with Naughty Boy, accusing him of making "bitchy comments". Zayn takes Twitter swipe at 1D's Louis The four-piece have told fans to expect "a few surprises" on the May 14 show. 1D will appear on James Corden's chatshow The singer pulled out of the rest of his tour in Australia after a vocal cord haemorrhage. Sam Smith: "I haven't spoken in three days"