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Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan had never crossed paths before they found themselves competing against each other as soloists on X Factor.
Yet just a few short months later, thanks to an amazing twist of fate, the teenagers comprise the country’s hottest boyband and are embarking on a career that is sure to turn global, working with some of the greatest producers in the music industry today.
During the ten weeks of live shows, One Direction grew in confidence, quickly gained a huge fan base and enjoyed every moment of their live performances, although they admit the experience was a huge learning curve.
Their single, “What Makes You Beautiful” (Rami Yacoub / Carl Falk / Savan Kotecha) was released on September 11 with the biggest pre-order in Sony single history. It landed in at number one and had the highest first-week sales of the year, shifting 153,000 copies in seven days.
Outside of music, the boys are proud to be Ambassadors for Nintendo, and their second book, Dare to Dream, was released on September 15 and shot straight to Number one.
In December, the boys embarked on their first headline tour of the UK and Ireland to give a little something back to their fans who waited so patiently for their single and album releases.
One Direction have already achieved a great deal in such a short space of time. And if their meteoric rise to stardom continues at the pace it began, it won’t be long before One Direction are global icons.