One Direction, often shortened to 1D, are an English-Irish pop boy band formed in London, England in 2010. The group are composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson; former member Zayn Malik departed from the group in March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010.

Propelled to global success by social media, One Direction's five albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), Four (2014), and Made in the A.M. (2015), topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful" (their first number one on the UK Singles Chart, and the highest debut for a British act on the US Billboard Hot 100 since 1998), "Live While We're Young", "Best Song Ever", "Story of My Life" and "Drag Me Down". After the release of Four, One Direction became the first band in the US Billboard 200 history to have their first four albums debut at number one. Their third album, Midnight Memories, was the best-selling album worldwide of 2013.

Considered teen idols, One Direction were often subject to fan hysteria. They embarked on four world tours, two of which were all-stadium. The band's Where We Are Tour, in support of Midnight Memories, was the highest-grossing concert tour in 2014, the highest-grossing tour by a vocal group in history, and the 15th highest-grossing concert tour of all time, grossing $290.2 million (unadjusted for inflation). The band went on hiatus in January 2016, allowing all members to pursue other projects.

As of 2020, the band have sold a total of 70 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. The band have won nearly 200 awards, including seven Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards (including Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015), and 28 Teen Choice Awards. In 2013, they earned an estimated $75 million, becoming the second highest earning celebrity under 30 according to Forbes. As the world's best-selling artist of 2013, the group was named the Global Recording Artist of the Year by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. In 2014, Billboard named the band "Artist of the Year". Forbes ranked them as the fourth highest-earning celebrities in the world in 2015, and second in 2016.

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2011Up All NightOne Direction4.3510
2011Up All NightOne Direction1
2012Take Me HomeOne Direction4.511
2012Take Me HomeOne Direction1
2013Midnight MemoriesOne Direction4.357
2013Midnight MemoriesOne Direction1
2014FourOne Direction47
2015Made in the A.M.One Direction58

Album + Compilation

2013Love SongsOne Direction1

Album + Interview

2013This Is Us1D|One Direction2

Album + Soundtrack + Spokenword + Interview

2012All for One: An Unauthorised BiographyOne Direction1
2013Going Our Way (an unauthorized biography)One Direction1
2013Reaching for the Stars, Part 2: The Next Chapter (an unofficial biography)One Direction1

Album + Live

2012Up All Night: The Live TourOne Direction1
2014Where We Are: Live from San Siro StadiumOne Direction1


2010Viva la vidaOne Direction51
2010My Life Would Suck Without YouOne Direction51
2010Nobody KnowsOne Direction51
2010Total Eclipse of the HeartOne Direction51
2010Kids in AmericaOne Direction51
2010Something About the Way You Look TonightOne Direction51
2010All You Need Is LoveOne Direction51
2010Summer of '69One Direction51
2010You Are So BeautifulOne Direction51
2010Chasing CarsOne Direction51
2010Only Girl (in the World)One Direction51
2010Your SongOne Direction51
2011What Makes You BeautifulOne Direction52
2011Gotta Be YouOne Direction52
2011Wishing on a StarThe X Factor Finalists 2011 feat. JLS & One Direction52
2012One ThingOne Direction53
2012More Than ThisOne Direction51
2012Live While We're YoungOne Direction55
2012Little ThingsOne Direction1
2013Kiss YouOne Direction51
2013One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)One Direction54
2013Best Song EverOne Direction53
2013Story of My LifeOne Direction53
2014Midnight MemoriesOne Direction1
2014You & IOne Direction1
2014Steal My GirlOne Direction1
2015Drag Me DownOne Direction53
2015HomeOne Direction1

Single + Remix

2014Night ChangesOne Direction1


2014Story Of My LifeOne Direction1

EP + Live

2010Live - EPOne Direction1
2012iTunes Festival: London 2012One Direction51


2012The Only Way Is Up (unauthorised biography)One Direction presented by Sinitta1

Unspecified type

Midnight MemoriesOne Direction1

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