Meet One Direction! Get to Know the UK Music Sensations (PHOTOS)

By: / February 6, 2012

1D & BTR!
The bands meet before touring together.
Ask One Direction!
Celebrity Mailbag: Ask One Direction a question!
If you don’t know who these young stars are, you’re about to find out!

Celebuzz is proud to introduce you to Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlison; aka One Direction!

Here’s the 411 on the band: 

  • The British-Irish boy band came in third runner up on the X Factor‘s seventh season in the UK.
  • Shorty after the show ended, they signed with Sony Music subsidiarity Syco Music. 
  • The boy band rocked the UK Singles Charts last September landing their debut singe “What Makes You Beautiful” at number one — selling 153,965 copies in just one week.
  • Their album Up All Night was released two moths later, peaking number two on the UK Albums Chart.  
  • The album sold 138,631 copies, making it the fastest-selling debut album in 2011. 
  • They are currently gearing up to tour with another boyband, Big Time Rush! — and Celebuzz got the exclusive backstage pic of the two groups meeting up.

Now that you know a little about One Direction, we’re sure you want to know more! There’s just one catch — we’re not doing all the work for you. Ask them yourself in our Celebrity Mailbag!