2010 - present
One Direction's first single, "What Makes You Beautiful" was released on September 11, 2011 and debuted in the UK Singles Chart at number one on September 18, 2011. It became the third fastest selling single of 2011 selling 153,965 copies. Their second single, "Gotta Be You," was released on November 11, 2011, and peaked at number three.
On March 25, 2015 it was confirmed through a statement on Facebook that Zayn had quit the band, but that the rest would continue as a fourpiece.
The X Factor (2010-11)Originally, each member auditioned as a solo artist for the seventh season of The X Factor UK (This was actually Liam's second time auditioning). They each made it through to bootcamp, but were eliminated prior to judges' houses. However, the judges decided that some of the contestants were too talented, and they couldn't just let them walk away. They called back ten contestants. The boys called back were Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, and Louis. The five boys and five girls were told that they were being given a second chance. If they agreed, they would now be a part of a group act (one boy band and one girl group). Both groups agreed, and were put through to judges' house.
Following bootcamp, all five members of the boy band spent two weeks living at Harry's home in Chesire in order to get to know each other and bond together. While brainstorming group names, Harry came up with One Direction.
They made it to the finale, but finished in third place behind Rebecca Ferguson in second place, and Matt Cardle in first.
Up All Night (2011-12)
Take Me Home (2012-13)
Midnight Memories (2013)
Four (2014)One Direction's fourth studio album is due to be released on November 17, 2014. The album release was announced on September 8 along with a free download of the promotional single from the album, Fireproof for 24 hours only. On September 29, 2014, the lead single Steal My Girl was released, shortly followed by their second single, Night Changes.
On March 25, 2015, One Direction announced in a statement on their Facebook that Zayn has departed from One Direction, citing his desire to live "as a normal 22-year-old." The band will continue as a four-piece and an album is expected to be released later this year.
"This Is Us" is the first theatrical film of One Direction. It was shot in 3D. Filming started in early 2013. It was released in most countries at the end of August, 2013.
|2010||The X Factor (UK)||Contestant||Seventh series, group formed, placed third|
|2011||One Direction: A Year in the Making||Self||ITV2 special, documentry The X Factor to the present|
|I'm in a Boy Band!||Self||Part 1 of a BBC series, 1D were interviewed/appeared|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Self||Attended, performed "What Makes You Beautiful "|
|iCarly||Guest star||"iGo One Direction"; guest role and performed|
|Saturday Night Live||Self||"Sofia Vergara/One Direction ", musical guest|
|Big Time Invasion||Self||Cameo|
|Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeaway||Self||Got pranked|
|2012||Up All Night: The Live Tour||Self||DVD, concert filmed during the Up All Night Tour|
|2013||This Is Us||Self||Theatrical 3D concert film|
|2014||Where We Are||Self||Concert filmed in Milan during the Where We Are Tour|