One Direction is an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, Members are Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson. 

Group signed with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Recordsafter forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010.

Propelled to international success by social media, One Direction’s five albums;

Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), Four (2014), and Made in the A.M. (2015), topped charts in most major markets and generated hit singles including “Live While We’re Young”, “Little Things”, “Best Song Ever”,Story of My Life“, “Drag Me Down“, “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Perfect“.


MTV Video Music Awards,

MTV Europe Music Awards,

American Music Awards

28 Teen Choice Awards,


London, England


Pop, teen pop, pop rock

Years active

2010–2016 (on indefinite hiatus)


Syco, Columbia

Associated acts

The X Factor finalists 2010


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.

The Official One Direction Instagram account 17,2 m, twitter accounts has approx; 32 m followers.