You’ve heard the name, but who exactly is the band One Direction and where did they come from? Click through these pics and find out!
It seems like the British boy band, One Direction, became an overnight sensation in United States, with its debut album — Up All Night – rocketing to #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts this last week. However, the group has actually been huge across the pond since it was formed by Simon Cowell on the British version of The X Factor in 2010. We love that the five boys started out as solo artists on the show and were melded into one group (hence “One Direction”), which means they each can actually sing, in addition, to the fact they have their own unique styles. (You won’t be seeing them in matching outfits anytime soon!) Get to know the five members of One Direction — Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson — because they’ve landed in America and are here to stay!