1. Harry Styles Creates One Direction
Harry Styles was the creative mastermind behind the formation of the world-famous boy band, One Direction. After the five members of the group were put together by a reality TV show, Harry suggested the name One Direction as a way to represent the group's ambition to become a global phenomenon. His suggestion was met with unanimous approval from the other members, and the rest is history.
2. From Contestants to Boy Band Phenoms
At first, each of the members of One Direction applied to The X-Factor as solo contestants, but unfortunately none of them made it through to the Boys category. However, the judges saw potential in the group and decided to put them together, and the rest is history! This fateful decision led to the creation of one of the most successful boy bands of all time, with millions of fans around the world.
3. 1D's X-Factor Top 3 Launch to Stardom
One Direction achieved a remarkable feat when they placed third on the seventh series of The X-Factor. After competing against thousands of other hopefuls, the five-piece boy band managed to make it to the final stages of the competition, eventually finishing in third place. This success propelled them to international stardom, with their debut album 'Up All Night' becoming the fastest-selling debut album in UK history.
4. From Students to Stars
One Direction's five members were all students when they auditioned for The X Factor. Niall was a student at Colaiste Mhuire secondary school in Millingar, Zayn at Tong High School in Bradford, Liam at the City of Wolverhampton College, Harry at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, and Louis a sixth former at Hall Cross School in Doncaster. Each of them had their own unique educational background, but they all had one thing in common: the ambition to make it big in the music industry.
5. One Direction's Record Contract
In 2010, One Direction made their debut on the seventh series of The X-Factor, and their success was immediate. After the show, the five-piece band signed a record contract worth an impressive £2 million, cementing their place in the music industry and launching them into superstardom. The contract was a major milestone for the group, and it allowed them to pursue their dreams of becoming one of the world's most successful boy bands.
6. One Direction's 2012 calendar is the top selling calendar of all time
One Direction's 2012 calendar has gone down in history as the top selling calendar of all time. This remarkable achievement was made possible by the band's immense popularity, with millions of fans around the world eager to get their hands on the calendar. The calendar featured twelve months of stunning images of the band, as well as exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes content. It was a must-have item for any One Direction fan, and its success is a testament to the band's enduring popularity.
7. One Direction's X Factor Story a Bestseller
The British-Irish boy band, One Direction, achieved instant success with their first book, "One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story)". The book quickly rose to the top of the Sunday Times Bestseller list, cementing the band's place in the music industry. This book was a detailed account of the band's journey from their formation on the X Factor to their meteoric rise to fame.
8. One Direction's Brand Ambassadors
The members of One Direction are more than just talented musicians; they are also brand ambassadors. They have been featured in TV ads for the popular computer game Pokémon Black and White, and have performed at various events to promote the game. Their endorsement of the game has been a huge success, with millions of fans around the world enjoying the game and the band's involvement.
9. One Direction's Success
The British-Irish boy band, One Direction, have achieved a great deal of success since their formation in 2010. Not only have they released five studio albums, but they have also had three books released. These books include 'One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story)', 'Where We Are: Our Band, Our Story', and 'Who We Are: Our Autobiography'. All three books have been incredibly successful, with 'Who We Are: Our Autobiography' becoming the fastest-selling book of 2014.
10. One Direction's Live Shows Cost Over £21,000
If you're looking to get One Direction to perform for one night, you'd better be prepared to shell out a hefty sum - over £21,000! That's right, if you want to experience the boy band's infectious energy and hear their chart-topping hits live, you'll need to be willing to pay for the privilege. From the stage production to the travel and accommodation costs, it's no wonder that One Direction's live shows come with a hefty price tag.