One Direction (band)

Finalists of series 7 of The X Factor, One Direction is a boy band made up of Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik. They finished in third place.

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When are One Direction's birthdays?

'One Direction' is a British/Irish boy band that actually auditioned on the 2010 UK version of X Factor as separate solo artists. A decision was made at boot camp to ask the 5 boys if they would get together as a group and continue with the live shows after they had flunked out. They did not win, but came third in the show. Since then they have gone on to become one of the world's most successful boy bands.

  • Louis Tomlinson - 24 December 1991
  • Zayn Malik - 12 January 1993
  • Liam Payne - 29 August 1993
  • Niall Horan - 13 September 1993
  • Harry Styles - 1 February 1994

Who are the members of One Direction?

Zayn (Zain) Javadd Malik

(dark brown hair and a pierced ear) from East Bowling, Bradford.

Harry Edward Styles

(curly brown hair) from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, a student at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.

Niall James Horan

(blonde hair) from Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland, a student at ColΓ‘iste Mhuire, Mullingar.

Liam James Payne

(light brown hair) from from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, a music technology student at City of Wolverhampton College.

Louis William Tomlinson

(dark brown hair) from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, a student at Hall Cross School.

Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan.

Why is One Direction called One Direction?

They all had the same goal and were going the same way. They were going in one direction: One Direction. Harry Styles came up with the name.

They were asked this in an interview and didn't really have an answer. They said Liam's dad came up with the name. They were originally gong to be called USP or United Selling Point. Fun fact: Harry's first band in high school was called White Eskimo.

Harry picked it so when the announcer introduced them on the xfactor it would sound cool

Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson all entered the X Factor 2010 as solo artists (Liam and Louis for the second time; Liam got though to the judges houses in 2008 and Louis didn't get past his audition in 2009).

They made it to boot camp where the judges decided that on their own they weren't good enough, so, a few hours later, the judges came up with the idea to form a band with solo artists.

Harry, Liam, Louis, Zayn, and Niall were called back in with 4 other girls (now known as Bell Ami) and were given a life line to carry on into the show thus forming One Direction. Harry Styles was the one who thought of their band name "One Direction."

Because Harry Styles thought that it would sound good when the host of X Factor said it.

''One Direction'' are a British/Irish pop boy band that debuted on the British X Factor in 2010, coming third in the contest. Before they entered the competition all as solo artists they were pretty much unknowns, although Liam Payne had previously entered the competition 2 years earlier in 2008 and got as far as the judges houses stage when he was just 14-years-old. Simon asked him to come back when he was older. And Harry had been lead singer in a little known band called ''White Eskimo''.

  • Harry Styles - British born on 01/02/94
  • Liam Payne - British born on 29/08/93
  • Zayn Malik - British born on 12/01/93
  • Louis Tomlinson - British born on 24/12/91
  • Niall Horan - Irish born on 13/09/93

Lady Gaga inspired them :)


Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson are all from England and Niall Horan is from Ireland, Mullingar :')

Ed Sheeran influences them. One Directioncollaborated on the song "Moments" for their debut album.

The One Direction official colours are the same colours as the Britain flag, red, blue and white

Zayn Niall and Harry are currently single and Liam and Louis have girlfriends

Paul Higgins is part of One Directions management and security. :)

They auditioned as solo singers on the X factor. They were told in boot camp they weren't going through, but after everyone else was told whether they were going to the judges houses or not, their names were called and Simon said that they even though weren't good enough as solo singers they were to good to let go so he formed them into a group.

They each auditioned separately for the X Factor in 2010 and during bootcamp were put together as one band.

Harry is from Holmes Chapel in Cheshire

Zayn is from Bradford

Liam is from Wolverhampton

Niall is from Mullingar, Ireland

Louis is from Doncaster

Well, Harry Styles Came Up With It Because They All Had The Same Dream And The Same Wishes, Meaning They All Wanted To Go The Same Way Or In One Direction.

Because their songs target the teen who all's love tend to be one direction and hence relate-able.

When One Direction needed a name for the X-Factor Harry suggested 'One Direction' because they all wanted to go in one direction, up! So, when Niall said it in Peter Dickson's voice (the X-Factor announcer) the boys thought it sounded cool. That's how the name was created.

Basically how it happened was, when they were all on the XFactor together, they were texting eachother about a name. Niall even threw out a silly name of Niall and the Potatoes. Then Harry just kind of thought One Direction, and he told the boys about it. They loved it, and thought it would sound cool when the announcer said it. Hope I helped!

Harry did,he thought it would sound cool when they announced it on the X factor :)

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson all auditioned for xFactor UK seperately, but were all rejected to move on to the Judges' house after bootcamp. However, the judges all thought they were too talented to let go of, so they put them together as a group. Harry came up with the name One Direction, and that's about it.

there was a band one direction in america that no knew of until they tried to sue them for "copying" their name but some how simon cowell managed to avoid the sue and one direction kept their name

Niall is from Ireland and Louis, Liam, Zayn and Harry are from England

they live next to my uncle x x

They live in a really huge mansion in London while they're working but on their free time they come back with their families (Niall goes to Ireland because he was born there). Also Louis and Harry share a flat in London.

Niall lives in Mullingar in Ireland.

Zayn lives in Bradford.

Harry lives in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

Liam lives in Wolverhampton.

Louis lives in Doncaster.

Yes, the members of One Direction originally auditioned for the X Factor separately, but Simon Cowell decided to put them in a group. He did this because alone, they did not qualify for the solo competition. As a group however, they were qualified.w

Liam Payne- Sophia smith

Louis Tomlinson- Eleanor Calder

Harry Styles- none

Niall Horan- none

Zayn Malik- Perrie Edwards

Yes, they were formed in bootcamp of the seventh series of xFactor, came 3rd and now they have 1 single released 1 single avaiable for pre-order (comes out 13 of november) and an album available for pre-order (comes out 21st of november in UK&Ireland)

Harry - February 1, 1994

Louis - December 24, 1991

Zayn - January 12, 1993

Niall - September 13, 1993

Liam - August 29, 1993

Liam Payne: 19 on August 29th 2012

Zayn Malik: 19 since January 12th 2012

Niall Horan: 19 on September 13th 2012

Harry Styles: 18 since February 1st 2012

Louis Tomlinson: 21 on December 24th 2012

Yes They Got A £1 Million Record Deal With Simon Company Syco

Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, are all Christians. Zayn Malik is Muslim and Niall Horan is Catholic

One Direction is really popular. Their twitter account has 4,260, 051 followers as of 6/9/12 :)

6.0+ million

The members from One Direction went onto Britain's X Factor as solo acts in 2012. They all got eliminated, but were lucky enough to stay on the show by being put together in a boy band of 5 by Simon Cowell and the other workers on the show. This is how their band started. Hope this helps!

Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan are all Christians. Zayn Malik is Muslim.

they all loves dogs. and Harry love cats, Louis love piegons, Liam love turtles and Niall love to eat chicken. hahah. so yeah, they like animals! all the boys want to have a dog in their tourbus, but they can't.

One Direction has very many good songs! They have and album called Up All Night. They currently have a number 1 song, What Makes You Beautiful, which is very popular.

One direction were originally five solo artists that tried out for the x factor. The judges decided to put them into a group and so there were created!

One Direction have a achieved a lot since the x-factor. They have recently released a CD and are still coming up with,ore songs

Harry likes cats,Liam likes only forks,Louis likes carrots,Niall likes chicken wings,and last zayn likes mirrors

And they all like GIRLS

Where did the One Direction boy audition?

As they were put together at bootcamp, they all lived in different locations. Therefore they auditioned in different places

Harry, Louis and Zayn audiotioned in Manchester

Liam auditioned in Birmingham

Niall auditioned in Ireland

How did One direction from the X Factor form?

All of the boys entered the competition as Solo Artists and got through. They got rejected then Simon called them back in and made them One Direction. And throughout the live finals they were a band. Now they are popular

Is harry styles from one direction gay?

yes Harry is Gay he recently said in an interview he was bisexual and has had a relationship with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw

How many albums have One Direction made?

They have made 3 albums so far;

''Up All Night'' 2011

''Take Me Home'' 2012

''Midnight Memories'' 2013

What are the ages of band members in One Direction?

Harry Styles is 18 and turning 19 on 1st February 2013

Niall Horan is 19 and is turning 20 on September 13th 2013

Louis Tomlinson is 21 and is turning 22 on December 24th 2013

Liam Payne is 19 and turning 20 on August 29th 2013

Zayn Malik is 19 and turning 20 on January 12th 2013

How many people are in one direction?


Zayn Malik

Niall Horan

Harry Styles

Liam Payne and

Louis Tomlinson

What does the group One Direction like?

One direction likes to sing

they like the Beatles and John Mayer. Of course Zayn loves Little Mix because that is the band that his girlfriend, Perrie Edwards, is in.

'Haribo' brand candy has been referenced by harry (styles) as one they all enjoy, and include in pre-show rituals.

NO! 1D does not like ice cream.

well yeah have you seen the commercial with the guy from the dolphins(NFL) and them fighting over a pepsi (well not really fighting)

Harry doesn't have a type because with some girls he may not find them attractive at first but as he gets to know know then he starts to like them because of their personality. But he likes someone who he can have a conversation with and likes a person who could get along with his parents. He feels better if his family approves.

Liam likes girls who are quiet but friendly. By looks he likes girls with curly hair but apart from that he open to other girls.

Louis doesn't looks for a specific look in girls but he does like a girl who is spontaneous and bubbly and just like himself has a terrific sense of humor, and is chatty.

Niall likes a girl who can take a bit of a banter, likes to laugh, and who likes the same things as him such as soccer (you have to like soccer to date him or there's no deal) He also prefers the natural look.

Zayn likes girls who he can get along with. He doesn't have a specific type of girl look-wise though. He wants a girl that he feels comfortable around and he can spoil a bit.

well harry said short girls are cute, but tall girls are hot

Harry luvs tacos

Zayn likes chicken

Niall LOVES Nando's

Liam likes chocolate

Louis actually likes cookie dough (people think he likes carrots, but he said he like GIRLS who EAT CARROTS?!?)

They don't really give things about that, but, they do want is to see a girl comfortable in her own skin, and if possible, they like girls who don't wear makeup just to impress them.

They like girls who like them for them as if they were not in One Direction , just regular people.

Sorry if that does not make any sense.

fifa and pokemon

Yes, they would go out with someone younger than them. They would date as young as 14

Do you mean what songs they like, or what they like about the album? They're favorite songs are "One Thing" and "More Than This". What they like about the album is that they were able to choose what songs they wanted and had a lot of "say" in the making of it.

they love all there fans

No. They find most music from Disney Channel artists distasteful.

Harry Styles: Any

Liam Payne: Any (He likes curly hair better than straight, though)

Zayn Malik: Brunette

Louis Tomlinson: Brunette

Niall Horan: Blonde


What are One Directions favorite colours?

Louis (Boobear / Swag Masta From Doncaster): Red

Liam (Daddy Directioner): Purple

Harry (Hazza): Orange

Niall (Nialler): Blue

Zayn (Bradford Bad Boi): Red

Liam - Purple

Zayn - Light Blue

Niall - Light Green

Harry - orange & pink

Niall - Blueish green

Zayn -Blue

zayns is blue harrys is pink.
you're dads color

How old are One Direction's siblings?

Niall: Has an older brother who is 24/25

Liam: Has two older sisters- 23 and 21

Louis: Has four younger sisters -13, 11, 7

Harry: Has an older sister- 21

Zayn- Has one older sister- 20, and two younger sisters- 11 and 9.

What date was X Factor's One Direction formed?

They were officially formed

by Simon Cowell on July 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm.

How tall are the members of one direction?

The boys are all;

Harry Styles:5'10 or 6'2 (People are debating)
Liam Payne:5'10
Louis Tomlinson:5'9
Zayn Malik:5'9
Niall Horan:5'7

Hope it helped!

Who are the members in One Direction?

Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne :)

When was one direction on the x factor?

One Direction were on The X-factor in 2010. The all auditioned as single artists but were formed as a group at boot camp. They went on in the competition with Simon Cowell as their mentor and finished third.

When is one direction's CD coming out?

One Direction have 3 different albums. The first one is Up All Night - released on November 18th 2011. The second album is Take Me Home - released on November 9th 2012. Their newest album is called Midnight Memories - released on November 25th 2013.

When did One Direction become a band?

On X-facter. Date: July 23, 2010 8:22pm ! :) x

What are all the songs on one directions new album?

One Direction's new album is called Take Me Home. here are all their songs (bonus songs not included) :

1) Live While We're Young

2) Kiss You

3) Little Things

4) C'mon, C'mon

5) Last First Kiss

6) Heart Attack

7) Rock Me

8) Change My Mind

9) I Would

10) Over Again

11) Back For You

12) They Don't Know About Us

13) Summer Love