Ten fun facts about One Direction

Fact 1
Harry was the one who came up with the moniker of the band.

Fact 2
Each member of the band applied at first as solo contestants on The X-Factor, but they failed to qualify for the Boys category. They were later put together as a group.

Fact 3
One Direction ended up third on the seventh series of The X-Factor.

Fact 4
In their auditions on The X Factor, all the five members were students. Niall was studying at at Colaiste Mhuire secondary school located in Millingar, Zayn at Tong High School based in Bradford, Liam at the City of Wolverhampton College, Harry at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and finally, Louis a sixth former at Hall Cross School located in Doncaster.

Fact 5
After seventh series of The X-Factor, the One Direction band signed a whopping £2 million record contract.

Fact 6
One Direction's 2012 calendar is considered the top selling calendar in history.

Fact 7
The first book of the band, called "One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story)" immediately reached the top spot on the Sunday Times Bestseller list.

Fact 8
The band members are brand ambassadors too. They endorse the computer game Pokémon Black and White and have been featured on TV ads and performed at events.

Fact 9
One Direction so far have had three books released.

Fact 10
If you want to get One Direction out to perform for one night, it would cost you over £21,000.

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Short about One Direction
are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London. The members are Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik.

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