We were first introduced to Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson in 2010, when they auditioned as soloists on The X Factor. Little did anyone know the level of success these 5 boys would go on to achieve. Reviving the boy band, One Direction have become the biggest group since Take That- selling millions of albums and singles, filling arenas and making biographic films, all while hitting number ones all across the globe.
Spotting the potential of these boys, Cowell signed them to his label, Syco, where they released their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful”. Since then, they have sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and were the first band to ever have four albums debut at #1 in the US.
When Zayn Malik left the band fans were left heartbroken, however, One Direction lived on. Releasing a further 2 albums as a four piece before taking a hiatus in 2015, you can now find the boys releasing solo material. Will there be a One Direction reunion? Here’s hoping!