One Direction

Band Background
One Direction is a 5-piece British boy band. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan
and Louis Tomlinson each auditioned for X-Factor 2010 separately but after serious
consideration Simon Cowell was under
the influence that they will succeed and
accomplish more as a group… and he was
right… One Direction was then offered a
£2 million recording contract with Syco
Records and five year, five album
contract with Sony Music. Much of One
Direction’s success has been able to
propel through social media as Twitter,
Facebook and Instagram are slowly
getting more prominent.
One direction now have 3 albums that
have all been debuted at number one,
with a fourth album along its way
(FOUR). The Billboard Music Awards,
Teen Choice Awards, American Music Awards and BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards are only four
awards among the 170 awards One Direction have won. With every concert sold out and
millions of fans across the world the members of one direction are surely living the high life.
The group have performed across the world and have had an enormous amount of sold out
tickets for their concert tours. One Direction have also had several opportunities with radio
stations across the globe to promote their tour and give free tickets and V.I.P passes to their
1D concerts and sound checks.
Even after this much accomplishment the members of One Direction are still able to live
their own life and enjoy their much-deserved dreams. One Direction have also been able to
collaborate with many other famous artists such as Robbie Williams, Ed Sheeran and Ariana
Grande. During the 2010 X-Factor life, One Direction were able to collaborate with Robbie
Williams singing ‘She’s the One’ on the Live X-Factor stage. Since becoming well-known
worldwide, One Direction have also been able to work with Ed Sheeran, writing many debut
hit songs for their album. These include: Moments (2011), Over Again (2012) and Little
Things (2012). Ed Sheeran has also been suspected to have written some songs in One
Direction’s new album ‘FOUR’. Harry Styles has also been able to help write songs for the
Platinum Winner, Ariana Grande, and his song ‘A Little Bit of My Heart’ has been featured in
her recently new album ‘My Everything’
One Direction have also worked with many other charities to help people and donate
money to improve things. The group sang ‘One Way or Another’ for Red Nose Day, and
instead of producing a music video… One Direction went around Ghana taking videos of

them signing and they donated all the money saved, from not professionally producing a
video, to Comic Relief.

The Members:
Louis William Tomlinson
~ 24TH December 1991 (aged 22)
Born to Johanna and Troy Austin, Louis is from Doncaster, South
Yorkshire, England. He is currently aged 22, turning 23 on December
24th. Louis is the oldest member of the group, being 22. Louis has
18,148,729 followers on Twitter and 18,148,729 followers on Instagram
(currently), and a net worth of $20 million.

Liam James Payne
~ 29TH August 1993 (age 21)
Born to Karen and Geoff Payne, Liam is from Wolverhampton, West Midlands,
England. He has two older sisters, Ruth and Nicola, and is currently aged 21,
turning 22 on 29th August next year. Liam has 18,339,748 followers on Twitter
and 18,343,441 followers on Instagram, and a net worth of $23 million.

Zayn Javadd Malik
~ 12TH January 1993 (age 21)
Born to Tricia and Yaser Malik, Zayn is from Bradford, West Yorkshire,
England. He has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters,
Waliyha and Safaa, and is currently aged 21, turning 22 on 12th January
next year. Zayn has 994,369 followers on Twitter (currently), with no
Instagram account and a net worth of $23 million.

Niall James Horan
~ 13TH September 1993 (age 21)
Born to Maura and Bobby Horan, Niall is from Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. He has
one older brother, Greg, and is currently aged 21, turning 22 on 13 th September next year.
Niall has 20,280,338 followers on Twitter and a net worth of $23 million.

Harry Edward Styles
~ 1ST February 1994 (age 20)
Born to Anne Cox and Des Styles, Harry is from Cheshire, England. He has an older sister,
Gemma, and he is currently the youngest member, aged 20, turning 21 on 1 st of February
next year. Harry has 25,894,535 followers on Twitter and 25,894,535 followers on
Instagram, and a net worth of $23 million.