One Direction - Anglo-Irish boy band , founded in London in 2010, which is composed of five young men : Harry Styles , Louis Tomlinson , Niall Horan , ZainMalik and Liam Payne . They signed a recording contract with Simon Cowell called Syco Records, after his appearances on the show The X Factor. In North America, they signed a contract with Columbia Records.
One Direction becameworldfamous after therelease of their debutalbumUp All Night at the beginningof 2012. Single «What Makes YouBeautiful» topped the worldcharts and the album took firstplace in the US Billboard 200. First debut album by British group took such a high position in the U.S. charts , it was noted in the Guinness Book of Records.The new album Take Me Home was held on 12 November 2012.
Liam James Payne was born August 29, 1993 (20 years) in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.
In 2008, 14-year-old Liam auditioned fifth season of the show British "X-Factor". He went to butkempa, but when it came to individual listening in the house of Simon Cowell, he waited for the bad news. Cowell thought that he was still not ready for their show at this age, and then sent back to Liam Vulvergempton.
In 2010, Paine returned in the seventh season of "X-Factor" in 16 years with the song «Cry Me a River» Eliza Fittsgerald, which, according to him, devoted to his ex-girlfriend as retribution for what she was unfaithful to him, and immediately received three cherished "yes" from the judges.
Niall James Horan was born September 13, 1993 (20 years) in Mullingar, Ireland.
Niall went to ColáisteMhuire, boyish in a Christian school . ) Horan sang in the school choir. Niall playing the guitar since childhood. In one interview, he said of his guitar : " This is the best gift that I received for Christmas ." Parents noticed Niall son propensity for singing , while traveling by car : " My aunt thought it had a radio .
For the audience the show «X-Factor» Niall said : " I'm 16 and I want a big name , like Beyonce and Justin Bieber ," he added, "I compare myself to him and it's not a bad comparison . I want to sell rooms , making albums , artists work with the best . " "I was always a kid who took a local tool and loved music ." He also stated that he was a big fan of Frank Sinatra , Dean Martin and Michael Buble .
Louis William Tomlinson, at the birth of Louis Troy Austin, born December 24, 1991 (22 years) in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
His parents divorced when he was 2 years old, and he took the surname of his stepfather Mark Tomlinson. He has five younger sisters from his father (GA) and maternal (Charlotte, Felicite, twins Daisy and Phoebe). Louis attended acting school in Barnsley. He had a small role in the movie «If I Had You». He was a student in the sixth grade Hall Cross School, public school education and graduate school Hayfield.
Harry Edward Styles was born February 1, 1994 (19 years) in the town of Holmes Chaple , Cheshire
Love of music shown since childhood. The first song he learned was the song «The girl of my best friend» Elvis Presley. When the boy was seven years old, his parents divorced . He with his mother and older sister Gemma moved to live in the village. After 5 years, the family returned to Holmes Chapple . Harry was very upset by this and was very happy when his future stepfather Robin made an offer of his mother. The school was a soloist of his own group «White Eskimo». School group won a local contest " Battle Groups"
Malik began his studies at the Lower Fields, then moved to the high school Tong, completed his studies in the public secondary school. Zane did not take in the first two schools because of his mixed blood. But after moving to another school at the age of twelve years, Malik says he started proud of their origin and appearance. During his stay on X-Factor his grandfather died. He has a tattoo of the name of his grandfather Walter in Arabic on his chest.
Tattoos Harry - 50 Zayn - 40 Louis - 28 Liam - 7 Niall - 0
In 2010, Niall Horan , ZainMalik , Liam Payne , Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson came in the seventh season of The X Factor alone , pretending to hit the solo category. After offering a guest judge Nicole Scherzinger , they were combined into a group so were classified as "Group ". Subsequently, the group worked together for two weeks to get to know each other better and to practice . Harry Stiles decided to call the band One Direction. One Direction finished third , behind only Rebecca Ferguson, the runner-up and winner Matt Cardle season . Record their debut album began in January 2011, as soon as the band flew to Los Angeles to work with producer RedOne.
In May 2012, One Direction began recording a new studio album Take Me Home in Stockholm. In April 2012, The Independent newspaper reported that Cowell has decided to record a second album internationally successful band after the success of their debut album. Harry Stiles said in an interview , "We are always in the process of writing songs : the road we, hotel or airport .
In 2012 , One Direction helped fundraising cookbook Dish for a Wish. The proceeds from the sale of the book were sent to benefit children's charity «Sunshine», which fulfills the wishes of sick children across the UK. May 9, 2012 , One Direction visited sick children in charitable purposes. And in April 2012 , together with Charitybuzz, to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. VIP- tickets to meet the band in person in North America during the Up All Night tour, were sold , and the proceeds went to charity for children. In April 2012 , the band members also helped California Earthquake Authority (CEA) through auctions , which lot was meeting with a group .