One Direction are five talented, cheeky lads; Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. In just over three years together they have had an awesome 61 number ones, notching up an incredible 36 million sales worldwide, including 20 million singles, 11 million albums and over a million DVD’s.
The band came together at the boot camp stage of The X Factor 2010 and made it all the way to the final before finishing 3rd. Their global smash debut album, Up All Night, has sold over 5 million copies and reached #1 in 17 countries. Their BRIT Award winning debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" entered the charts at #1 in the UK. Up All Night also debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart, making 1D the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release.
The band's second album Take Me Home has also to date sold over 5 million copies worldwide and reached number 1 in 37 countries. In the summer of 2013, One Direction made their movie debut with their massive hit 3D concert movie and documentary One Direction: This Is Us, topping the UK and US box offices and grossing $67 Million worldwide.
Their third studio album titled Midnight Memories was released on November 25th 2013 and features the smash singles "Best Song Ever" and "Story Of My Life". The fastest-selling album in the UK in 2013, it shot to number 1 in an incredible 31 countries including the USA, UK and Australia.
1D are no strangers to big venues, having ended 2012 selling out Madison Square Garden in less than 10 minutes. 2013 has been just as exciting for the boys as they took their Take Me Home Tour across the world, winning a BRIT Award, 2 American Music Awards, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 6 Teen Choice Awards and an MTV Video Music Award along the way. They embarked on their Where We Are stadium tour in 2014, hitting stadiums in the UK, Ireland, South America and North America.
In 2014, Billboard named One Direction Artist of the Year.
The band released their fifth studio album, Made in the A.M., on November 13th 2015. At the 2015 American Music Awards, One Direction won the award for Artist of the Year for the second year in succession.