One Direction is a boy band Anglo-Irish composed of five members: Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik. He left One Direction on March 25, 2015 for personal reasons. They finished third in the seventh season of the British lang = "en"> X Factor . They subsequently signed a £ 2 million contract with Syco .
On August 23, 2015, it was announced that the group will pause for 18 months in December 2015, after its fifth album, so that each member focuses on personal projects. Their songs "What Makes You Beautiful", "Little Things", "One Way or Another" (Teenage Kicks) and "Drag Me Down" reached the top spot in the UK official standings. Their albums Take Me Home, Midnight Memories, Four and Made in the AM (without Zayn Malik) also reached the top spot in the UK.
On July 23, 2010, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson auditioned as individual candidates for the 7 season The X Factor in the United Kingdom>. Failing all in the "Boy" category, the ensemble then forms a boy band and are selected by Simon Cowell, then judge of X-Factor, for performances on the set as a Group >>>. Harry Styles proposes the name One Direction , which means in French "Une direction">. For their qualification at the house of the judges, they sing acoustic Torn of Natalie Imbruglia>.
The group One Direction finished third after Rebecca Ferguson and winner Matt Cardle. At the end of the competition, they record Forever Young , taken over by the Alphaville group. On August 10, 2011, their first single "What Makes You Beautiful" is aired for the first time on British radio. It ranks directly number one sales in the United Kingdom for the week of September 12 to 18, 2011.