One Direction Information
The British-Irish pop boy band has taken the world by force. Members include Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson, who were formed in 2010 for the seventh season of the UK X Factor and placed third. Signing with Simon Cowellâ€™s label, Syco Records, they also have a deal with Columbia Records in the US. The band has three 4Music Awards, one Brit Award, and two Kids Choice Awards so far and have been gaining in popularity since the March 13, 2012 US release of their album.
They have only one album of their young careers called, Up All Night, and it was immensely successful. Featuring hit singles, â€œWhat Makes You Beautiful,â€ â€œGotta Be You,â€ and â€œOne Thing,â€ the album reached #2 on the UK charts, but #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, and reached within the top ten on charts all over the world.
The band, think Nâ€™SYNC with accents, auditioned for The X Factor as solo performers, but singer Nicole Scherzinger suggested they come together, and they did, as One Direction. Though they came in third, they signed a huge contract with Syco Records and released their debut album shortly after. They went on a UK tour in promotion of the album in winter of 2011-12 and followed it up with a 2012 US tour with Big Time Rush.
One Direction has made appearances on TV shows in addition to The X Factor, such as Dancing on Ice, Saturday Night Live, and iCarly. They will release a highly anticipated DVD of their tour, Up All Night- The Live Tour DVD on May 28, 2012, which will feature video of performances as well as backstage interviews and footage.
Due to high demand, One Direction has already announced dates and released tickets for a summer 2013 tour. The tour will kick off June 13, 2013 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and will hit up spots in the US and Canada. Theyâ€™ll come to Mansfieldâ€™s Comcast Center on June 26, 2013.