Lush Life Zara Larsson
14 November 2011, 16:38
What's the first album called? Who is Harry dating? Where was their latest video filmed? Find out answers to the most asked One Direction questions.
One Direction's band members hail from across the UK and Ireland. Niall Horan is from Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland; Zayn Malik is from Bradford, West Yorkshire, England; Liam Payne is from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England; Harry Styles is from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England; and Louis Tomlinson is from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.
Made famous by The X Factor, One Direction are: Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan.
Harry, Niall, Louis, Liam and Zayn release their debut album 'Up All Night' on 21st November 2011. It features singles 'What Makes You Beautiful' and 'Gotta Be You' as well as tracks written by Kelly Rowland and Ed Sheeran.
For the filming of the 'Gotta Be You' video, the boys flew to New York and then travelled onto Lake Placid on the outskirts of the city, which forms the backdrop of most of the video.
One Direction's book about their first 12 months in the limelight is called Dare To Dream.
Louis, Harry, Zayn, Niall and Liam are coming to a town near you in their first headline tour in December 2011. In the 21-date tour, the One Direction boys will perform songs from their debut album which will be released this November, alongside "some of their favourite covers" as well as "a few surprises". See more information, including dates and venues below.
Liam Payne revealed exclusively to Capital FM that he is dating backing dancer Danielle Peazer, and the pair quickly confirmed this on their personal Twitter accounts. You can watch the One Direction webchat highlights in which Liam talked about his love life below. Meanwhile, Louis Tomlinson has revealed that he is dating model Eleanor Calder. Zayn has been linked to The X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson and more recently Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis, though he recently said he was still single. Niall Horan and Harry Styles have confessed they are single, though have also admitted to having soft spots for this year's The X Factor contestant Janet Devlin and The Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack respectively. The boys, meanwhile, have attracted plenty of A-list female attention, with 'Don't Hold Your Breath' singer Nicole Scherzinger admitting to having a crush on all five!
One Direction will perform on this year's The X Factor charity single along with JLS, who they are also releasing a "crazy" collaboration single with (read more below). One Direction have sung songs written by Kelly Clarkson and Ed Sheeran, both of whom have said they would like to collaborate with the boys in future.
Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn each auditioned for The X Factor in 2010 as solo artists, but failed to make it through bootcamp. They were then handpicked as members of One Direction by band mentor Simon Cowell. They eventually came third in the competition behind winner Matt Cardle and runner-up Rebecca Ferguson. As of November 2011 they are the only 2010 The X Factor contestant to score a Vodafone Big Top 40 No.1 hit with debut single 'What Makes You Beautiful'.
To film the video for their debut single 'What Makes You Beautiful', Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall and Zayn spent two weeks in California where they frolicked on a Malbu beach with female models.
The boys' official 2012 calendar was shot back in May 2011 and has already outsold Cheryl Cole and JLS' calendars to become the biggest selling calendar of next year.